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How much power do I want for this new build? I'm a first time builder.

ra1den
  • 74 months ago

I've bought all the parts for this build other than my power supply, as I honestly don't know how much I need. I am going to be running 6 monitors( I don't know if this makes a difference) through this eyefinity 6 7750 card, and I wont be gaming or anything, just work(trading). I don't mind spending a bit extra for more power than I need, but is having too much power bad, for some reason?

Right now I'm leaning toward a Corsair 500 watt modular. Too much, too little? The builder page is telling me my estimate is around 230 watts usage, so it seems I may have too much, but I'm not sure how running 6 monitors at once changes things.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SVT2 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SVT2/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SVT2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($300.98 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($96.24 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($145.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: VisionTek Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Dell) Total: $943.19 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 23:31 EST-0500)

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't plug your monitors into the power supply, so they don't affect your wattage at all. With that sort of power draw, you'd be fine with even a 350W although I don't think those are that common... I'd get something like this seasonic psu. Also, a power supply with too much wattage won't hurt

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Calculator. As for brand/oem, Seasonic is usually a safe choice.

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