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20 March 2013 20:36:18

Hi! I am going to build a new gaming pc and i need to know how powerfull my psu has to be.

my cpu is an amd fx 8350 (using 120w)

my gpu is a gigabyte geforce gtx660 (using450w)

my mobo is an asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0

and i will use a case with 5 fans...

is an 650watt psu enough for my system?
(sorry about my but english)
thanks :D 

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20 March 2013 20:43:48

It should be ok as long as you don't overclock too much. Also make sure you have all the connectors for the fans.
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20 March 2013 21:05:16

ikes9711 said:
It should be ok as long as you don't overclock too much. Also make sure you have all the connectors for the fans.


ty for the answer!
but how much power does mobo needs? how i can learn about it? i have already look at asus site but i cant find nothing about it...

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20 March 2013 21:05:25

650w is plenty for your system, but try to get a 80 plus PSU.
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20 March 2013 21:07:17

Antonis kouts said:
ikes9711 said:
It should be ok as long as you don't overclock too much. Also make sure you have all the connectors for the fans.


ty for the answer!
but how much power does mobo needs? how i can learn about it? i have already look at asus site but i cant find nothing about it...


The motherboard isn't what you should worry about it's more the cpu and gpu.
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20 March 2013 21:12:01

rojodogg said:
650w is plenty for your system, but try to get a 80 plus PSU.


no its not a 80 plus.... its an old psu... i just want to know about watts
Ty for reply
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20 March 2013 21:26:12

The video card is the major power draw in any modern computer. This will tell you how much you need for a whole system with pretty much any card.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

As you see a system with a GTX 660 needs a recommended 430 watts.

The quality of the power supply matters though. A cheap, junk model labeled 650 watts may very well put out less power than a quality model labeled correctly at 450 watts. I would not trust an old power supply not 80 Plus certified to put out what it's rated at.

What is the power supply make and model?
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20 March 2013 21:55:29

anort3 said:
The video card is the major power draw in any modern computer. This will tell you how much you need for a whole system with pretty much any card.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

As you see a system with a GTX 660 needs a recommended 430 watts.

The quality of the power supply matters though. A cheap, junk model labeled 650 watts may very well put out less power than a quality model labeled correctly at 450 watts. I would not trust an old power supply not 80 Plus certified to put out what it's rated at.

What is the power supply make and model?


tnx a lot...its a chieftec
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20 March 2013 22:06:52

Antonis kouts said:
anort3 said:
The video card is the major power draw in any modern computer. This will tell you how much you need for a whole system with pretty much any card.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

As you see a system with a GTX 660 needs a recommended 430 watts.

The quality of the power supply matters though. A cheap, junk model labeled 650 watts may very well put out less power than a quality model labeled correctly at 450 watts. I would not trust an old power supply not 80 Plus certified to put out what it's rated at.

What is the power supply make and model?


tnx a lot...its a chieftec


They use Sirtec and CWT as their OEMs. Some are decent. What model is it?
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