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Old January 15, 2012, 11:42 AM
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eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

A great site to find what size (watts) PSU you need. I use it for all my builds.
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Old January 15, 2012, 02:10 PM
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eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

A great site to find what size (watts) PSU you need. I use it for all my builds.
Not recommended to use as results are very skewed. Most people with a single gpu can easily use a good 500w with question.
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Old January 16, 2012, 05:28 AM
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Power calculators might give you a baseline of some type (erring on the side of caution).

Running my system through the calculator it says I need a 750W unit, and that my system consumes 652W.
Using both a plug in style Meter and my APC UPS my system only draws between 420-488W Max Load on everything.

That is why I don't like those calculators. THey are good but they always give you more than you actually need.

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Old January 16, 2012, 02:27 PM
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A little more can't always hurt, sometimes you need the headroom for say when you add lights, extra HD, fans, etc....
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Old January 16, 2012, 04:53 PM
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A little more can't always hurt, sometimes you need the headroom for say when you add lights, extra HD, fans, etc....
lights, fans and hdds don't use that much juice
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Old January 18, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Corsair AX series is good
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Old February 3, 2012, 05:51 PM
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XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU - XFX - P1750SNLB9

Nice deal on this one.
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Old February 3, 2012, 07:27 PM
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wow that xfx 750w pro is a superb choice .
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only one issue i'm europian and everythings ******* expansive out there
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