Question im trying to find out the best way to know how much power im going to need

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I just am not sure how big of a power supply I need. I bought a 1200W supply.
Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 1200W Digital SLI/CrossFire Ready Continuous Power Digital RGB LED Smart Zero Fan ATX12V v2.4 / SSI EPS v2.92 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified 10 Year Warranty Full Modular Power Supply PS-TPI-1200F2FDPU-1

but I don't know if im going to need more and what's the best way to add every component up by the Thermal Design Power rating. one of the video cards I was looking at was Thermal Design Power of 225W and I wanted 2. planned on a big mother board and CPU 6x RBG fans and possibly up too 6x RBG LED strips should the supply I got push enough power or is it even a good quality PSU? if anyone could help me with more info that would be SICK!!!
 

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I just am not sure how big of a power supply I need. I bought a 1200W supply.
Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 1200W Digital SLI/CrossFire Ready Continuous Power Digital RGB LED Smart Zero Fan ATX12V v2.4 / SSI EPS v2.92 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified 10 Year Warranty Full Modular Power Supply PS-TPI-1200F2FDPU-1

but I don't know if im going to need more and what's the best way to add every component up by the Thermal Design Power rating. one of the video cards I was looking at was Thermal Design Power of 225W and I wanted 2. planned on a big mother board and CPU 6x RBG fans and possibly up too 6x RBG LED strips should the supply I got push enough power or is it even a good quality PSU? if anyone could help me with more info that would be SICK!!!
You already have the PSU. The iRGB is digital and monitors your power usage. You can LITERALLY see how much power you're using by using Thermaltake's software.

Any way... Unless you're overclocking a 28 core Xeon and have three or more graphics cards, you probably don't need 1200W.

1200W and up are usually reserved for cryptocurrency miners with many GPUs or someone that's doing LN2 overclocking.
 
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tell what else you got and ill be able to help.
and here's a tier list for PSU's
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1045610-new-psu-tier-list/
so this is just what im thinking of putting in as of right now I just bought case and power supply ATM while waiting for CPU and Motherboard to become available

LIGHTS
Corsair CL-9011109-WW Lighting Node Pro (cl9011109ww)
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the icue pro commander

FANS
6x Corsair LL Series CO-9050072-WW LL120 RGB, 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan

GPU
2x GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G Graphics Card, PCIe 4.0, 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6, GV-R57XT-8GD-B Video Card (but I don't think these are actually available anymore but want something close)

RAM
2x CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMW32GX4M2C3200C16

COOLER
CORSAIR Hydro Series, H100i RGB PLATINUM, 240mm, 2 X ML PRO 120mm RGB PWM Fans, Advanced RGB Lighting & Fan Control w/ Software, Liquid CPU Cooler. CW-9060039-WW. Support: Intel 2066, AMD AM4, TR4.

CPU
AMD RYZEN 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8 GHz (4.6 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 105W 100-100000023BOX Desktop Processor (Model:100-100000023BOX)

MOTHER BOARD
MSI MEG X570 ACE Gaming Motherboard AMD AM4 SATA 6Gb/s M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Wi-Fi 6 ATX (Model:MEG X570 ACE)
 

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