How much Power do I need?

adamlevy

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How much power do I need from a PSU for the following setup?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W)
MOBO: 790GX Motherboard with Sideport RAM (haven't decided which one)
RAM: 4GB RAM
VIDEO: (integrated 790gx)
HDD: 2 WD Caviar Black 750GB HDDs

I'd like enough headroom to drop in a decent discrete graphics card down the road if the IGP is insufficient for my (non-gaming) needs.

Thanks!
 
The CPU and graphics card on the pci-e bus draw the most power. For your current setup I doubt you'll need more than a good quality 400W like the OCZ series or the antec earthwatts or a corsair.

Personally I would put in a 600W to give me decent headroom. However, everyone's opinion of "decent" is different.
 

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