How much Wattage does my PC need?

danio64

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Hello, I'm kind of new to building PC's and I would like to know how much wattage I should get. Also, if the parts are compatible with each other. (I already checked though.) And sorry if I'm posting in the wrong forums :-D
This PC will be mainly used for gaming and web browsing.

CPU: A Phenom ii x4 955 Black Edition Overclocked http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808
CPU aftermarket cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB 12800CL9D-8GBSR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870 HD-687A-ZHFC Overclocked http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561
GPU aftermarket cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Accelero TWIN TURBO Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186046&Tpk=Arctic%20Cooling%20twin%20turbo

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131757

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136794

Case: Antec Nine Hundred http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021


Remind me if I'm missing anything. Anyway, in the future (not now) I might run Crossfire. How much wattage will that take as well?

Thanks!
 
I'm not convinced the aftermarket GPU cooler offers anything of value, have you searched for reviews?

You don't need a dedicated sound card unless you're running a studio. Onboard sound is great.

That system will make due with a quality 400W PSU. For XFire get 500-600W.
 

danio64

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From what I've read, it seems to be a pretty good cooler. And, I'll take out the Dedicated sound card.
 

danio64

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You know, that's a good idea. I'll probably upgrade in the future to Crossfire in probably a year, so a 500w will be sufficient for now.

Thanks for all the replies! I'm pretty satisfied and confident.
 

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