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Power requirements question.


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MisterCorn

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Currently building a new computer, have had some PSU issues in the past, and want to ABSOLUTELY avoid them this go around... I am looking at an MSI AM3 mobo, 3.4GHz Phenom II X4, ASUS 2GB 6950, 2-4 hard drives, blu-ray reader, and am wondering what the BARE MINIMUM wattage I should look for. I am looking at Corsair, Cooler Master, Silverstone PSUs, not going to go with cheap brands this time around...

So, is 750+ more than enough? Or would I be safer going with more? Reasoning behind power and/or brand suggestions, please!


- edit - Also putting in 2x120mm fans, and 2x140mm fans for cooling, nothing special, not the MEGACFM ones.

Edited by MisterCorn, 26 April 2011 - 01:53 PM.

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There are power supply calculators out there. here is one http://educations.ne...calc/index.html

750+ watts should be enough. and i agree, most of the time the power supply is the first to die so don't buy a cheap-o brand
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