Okay, my build is almost finished! Just need my Motherboard and Power supply. I'm debating on an 850w or a 1000w. But I think a 1k may be a bit much, but also feel 850w may be slightly less. Maybe I'm wrong and the wattage specifications on the other components were a little misleading..
EDIT Additional Info:
I have my eye on both a 1000w Power supply and an 850w for sale. But, the 1000w is sold out and seems to go back in stock every 1-2 months... As ridiculous as that sounds. It doesn't cost nearly as much as the average 1000w, but apparently is just as good, based on different reviews.
I could choose to wait for that, or just get an 850w that's a bit cheaper and still works well. I'm wondering what should I do at this point, and will my system really be okay with just 850w..
What I meant by, "the wattage specifications on the other components were a little misleading"
Is that, the Minimum PSU wattage requirement for my graphics card says 600w. For my processor it's 95w, and for my case(fan controller) it's 20w per fan, 5 = 100w.
So adding all this up, 600w + 100w + 95w = 795w, and that's just with 3 of my components, not all of the other ones. It's why I'm a little worried about the 850w not being enough..
But I'm no tech wiz, and maybe these numbers aren't all that they appear.. Which is what brought me here.
Here is my system:
Case - NZXT Phantom
Processor - Intel Core i7 2600
RAM - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB)
SSD - Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
Video Card - NVIDIA GTX 580
Optical Drive - LG DVD Burner
Heat Sink - Cooler Master Hper 212 Plus
Additional Case Fan #1 - NZXT FS-200RB-BLED 200mm
Additional Case Fan #2 - NZXT FN-140RB 140mm
Hard Drive - WD Caviar Green 2TB
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
That's all of it on the hardware side. I don't plan to OC by the way. Also, next month I plan on adding another SSD and Blue Ray drive.
Blue Ray Drive
With all this in mind, would I be fine with just an 850w, or should I just go for the 1000w? I don't think I'll add anything else in the near future. A second video card would be nice but I don't plan on it. It's a gaming system, so I just may consider it somewhere down the line.
Edited by phantom101, 16 April 2012 - 10:52 AM.