i am building a new pc and need to know how much wattage my pc needs


Dec 16, 2016
these are the parts i will be using

AMD Athlon X4 880K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard

Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card

BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case

You learn how many watts you need by googling the CPU followed by TDP example (AMD Athlon X4 880K TDP) and googling teh video card the same way ( GTX 1050 Ti 4GB TDP). Then add about 100W to get headroom. Then round up to the next larger PSU. I did not do the googling, but above posts are accurate.

The reason you do the googling rather than trusting the forum append is that it takes 2 mins to do, and then you KNOW you have the right answer. You do not have to worry the poster got it wrong, or got the wrong part #.

MORE IMPORTANT than wattage rating is quality of the PSU. You do not want 600W of dirty power with ripple and voltage problems. You want nice clean power with working protection circuits. Use this list and get a high tier PSU: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

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