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    Building a new system and need some advice on a PSU. I am looking at the following system specs:

    Case: Phantom 410
    CPU: i5 6600K Skylake
    Mobo: GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 3
    Memory: 2 X 8GB DDR4 3000
    Video: Using my current video card (EVGA GTX 660) due to budget constraints
    HDD: 1 Samsung Evo 256GB SSD and 2 7400 RPM mechanicals
    Optical: None
    CPU cooling: Looking at a dual 128mm radiator (all-in-one liquid cooling), probably a corsair 100/105/110xxx or a similar model from another manufacturer.

    Location: USA
    Vendors: Any in the USA

    Efficiency Rating: Anything over bronze is fine.

    Budget: Flexible. However, I don't want to waste money on an overkill unit, but also do want some room if I upgrade my video card to something high-end in the future. I plan on running 1 video card only, as I am not enough of a gaming nerd to need some crazy quad 980ti setup. But a future upgrade to 1 higher end card is not out of the question.

    My estimation is 700-800Watts, but that might be overkill so I'll leave it to you guys for clarification. I wish "Johnny" would just give us a tier list of the best PSU's in each price/wattage range, damn it. (If there is such a list, I haven't found it).
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    Your estimation is way overkill, go for a 600W-650W unit, just for future upgrade room, there is a whole PSU review site available here, just search for an unit in this wattage range

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    Why don't you just use a rm550x or evga 550g2/gs?

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    As the others have said; you're definitely looking way on the high side. A 500-550w unit would be more than enough for any future expansion in a single CPU-GPU system. Even with a large (6) number of hard drives present.

    EVGA GS 550w, G2 550w, Corsair RM550x, Rosewill Valens 500M, Capstone G550, or Quark 550.
    Those are all solid units and it's honestly just worth picking up which ever is either the cheapest or fits any certain criteria you need.

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