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How many watts will I need for my PSU?

#1angelXboyPosted 2/9/2014 11:35:42 PM
i7 4770K
GTX 780

Anything else factor into the watt amount?
Recommended brands? (Although I hear Corsair is good)
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#2TimePharaohPosted 2/9/2014 11:43:02 PM
More than 9000
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#3Blobs_Posted 2/9/2014 11:51:14 PM(edited)
For brands there's usually a lot of bias around these parts. A lot of people will tell you "omg dont buy rosewill psu" or "corsair psu is garbage" but usually it doesn't matter too much. However the better brands are usually Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, and Cooler Master. Some brands to stay away from are Raidmax, Cheaper Rosewills, Logisys, Diablotek, and anything cheap. Something I might note is that you really don't want to skimp on your power supply, because a bad power supply can actually be a fire hazard and destroy your computer (as well as maybe your house too.)

For your build you'll probably only need a 500w-600w depending on how many hard drives you have, etc.

EDIT: Forgot to mention you really want to look for a power supply that is 80+ Certified.
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#432x2zPosted 2/9/2014 11:49:53 PM
Depends on it's rating. For example, an 80+ platinum could run that at 450W easily. Depends on energy efficiency.
#5Spawn_LOLsPosted 2/9/2014 11:53:42 PM
Buy something that can give you at least 1,21 gigawatts, so if there ends being something wrong with your build you can travel back in time. Easy fix.
#6foodeater4Posted 2/10/2014 12:09:58 AM
780 TI required 600 watts with at least 42 amps. If you want a bit more then for 650-700 watt. If you want to SLI one day maybe you need a bit more but Im not sure.
#7Flaktrooper123Posted 2/10/2014 12:19:07 AM(edited)
That requires around 600W with just one GPU, and around 850W if you are planning for a second 780 in the future.

Recommended brands? I usually recommend Corsair or Seasonic, and Seasonic OEMs (such as Antec, XFX, and a few others).
#8EpicKingdom_Posted 2/10/2014 12:14:25 AM
1.21 Gigawatts!
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#9angelXboy(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2014 12:21:18 AM
Someone recommended me this one before.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/406088/CX_Series_CX600M_600_Watt_ATX_Modular_Power_Supply 600 watts

from this build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MpHA

that I'm pretty much following besides a few itty bitties.
Of course I'm still using the 4770k.
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#10ZalteraPosted 2/10/2014 12:57:13 AM
It's inexpensive and gets the job done.
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