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    Default How many watts should I use?

    How many watts should I use for this the P.C. I'm building. I got the G.P.U. for VERY cheap, but I do plan on upgrading within a year. Most likely a 780 ti or slightly better. Please take that into consideration. Id also prefer not to max out the load on the P.S.U. Maybe 80-100 watts over max load. Thanks for your feed back. ☺


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    500W (for any GPU with TDP up to the GTX 780Ti one when paired with the quoted CPU)

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    Yeah, a quality 450/500W is fine, that's also 80-100W above the max power consumption with a GTX 780 Ti.

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    A good 500W PSU should be enough for pretty much any single-GPU build (VERY few exceptions I could think of). Unfortunately (or fortunately for PSU manufacturers) most people seem to ignore that...

    So yeah 500W will be enough. More is only needed for SLI/Crossfire, really.
    The HD 4890 at least makes up for a nice footwarmer

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