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Windows 7: Power Supply! Which I choose?

19 Apr 2012   #1
DrQuestion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Power Supply! Which I choose?

Hey I am going to build a pc with these specs :
Dream Pc <3
Chassis: NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis – 130$

Motherboard: ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 PRO

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K -300$

-CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6GT 220-Watt CPU - 47$

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz - 120$

WiFi Adapter: NETGEAR Wireless-N 300 Mbps USB Adapter – 43$

HDD: Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive – 120$

GPU: Sapphire 11196-02-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 – 400$

Optical Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive – 18$

WHICH POWER SUPPLY I CHOOSE? - How many watts?
Dont care about the money (only preset from my document)


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19 Apr 2012   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Question, welcome to Sevenforums!

Find one labeled as 80+ power supply, and the minimum would be 800Watts. I would go with 900W
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19 Apr 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Get a Seasonic if possible. If not, then XFX or Corsair.

The last I heard, 600 or 650 is plenty for any single video card system. But people buy more watts than they need all the time.
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19 Apr 2012   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with ignatzatsonic on this one, a 600-650 watt power supply here would be plenty. An 800 or 900 watt power supply is simply unnecessary for a build like this. Unless you are going to run 2 high end video cards, you don't have to do anything over 750 watts.
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19 Apr 2012   #5
DrQuestion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok thank you for all answers I will be going for 750W Because Im going to have crossfire I guess - But one more question ! What is the diffference between Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 and Power Color Radeon 7950 ? - I saw some price changes between them thats why I went for sapphire !
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19 Apr 2012   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Different manufacturers. Same video chipset. Design of card, the cooling, # of fans, etc could be a little different between the 2.
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19 Apr 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You also might be able to save a few bucks by getting the latest version of the CoolerMaster Hyper212+....the Evo, I think it is called. It consistently scores as the best air cooler, and it's under $25.
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19 Apr 2012   #8
DrQuestion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh ty! - Is it better than the one I chose?
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19 Apr 2012   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The Cooler Master V6GT you chose might cool a little better, but it may be unnecessary in your case. It has 2 fans and is very large and more expensive. The Hyper 212 is a fine cooler and better than anything else in its price range.

Are you sure your chosen cooler will fit in your case and have no clearance issues with your chosen RAM? If that RAM has heatspreaders, I would be concerned that it might not fit underneath the cooler.

What does "better" mean to you? Quieter? Cheaper? Heavier?

I wouldn't spend as much as you are spending on a system without getting an SSD.

You also may want to get a couple of case fans. I'm not sure what fans come with your chosen case, but they may be inadequate or unnecessarily noisy.
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19 Apr 2012   #10
DrQuestion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Will it be good for overclocking ?
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