Originally Posted by nolifer112
Since psu is the only link between expensive components and high voltage, that could easilty fry your rig, I would defenately put some money into it. 650w would be nice too. You never know when you need extra hdd's or a second gpu. Good to know that you have some extra power waiting for it.
I have a i5-760, 8800gtx, 500gb hdd and 750w psu. I repair computers and sometime I have 4 or more HDD's connected. Atleast I don't have to worry about PSU being too weak.
What!? 650W!? Are you Kidding Me!?
Listen for your information I have a 250W PSU with P4 631 and sometimes also a GPU(GT545)
and i never had any problem BESIDES you are talking about 4 HDD huh!? Check the result of extreme.outervision.com amateur!
System Type: 1 physical CPU
Motherboard: High End - Desktop
CPU Socket: Socket LGA 1155
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3300 MHz Sandy Bridge
CPU Utilization (TDP): 100% TDP
RAM: 4 Sticks DDR3 SDRAM
Video Card 1: AMD Radeon HD 6850
High rpm SATA: 1 HDDs
DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive: 1 Drive
Keyboard and mouse: Yes
System Load: 100 %
Minimum PSU Wattage: 413 Watts
Recommended Wattage: 463 Watts
and even if he CF then 550 Watts will be enough and for your information he is not going to insert 5 HDD at a time! and even if he oc + CF then 600W watts will be more then enough how can you say 650W and you are using 750W that doesn't mean everyone need a 750W PSU if yes then i will recommend 1200W PSU for a Atom processor but it doesn't need 1200W PSU for a Atom CPU!
And also ask any TPU member who has did CF before they even did CF on 500W PSU and CF of HD 6850
Well if you were chatting with me then you Will see my face like this
So amateur if you don't know about it then be in the silent mode!
And again the OP will be fine in 520W and if you can get more then 550 will be enough!
and even if you do CF 600W is more then enough!