What PSU would you recommend for new gaming rig?
Posted on 2009-06-30
I'm in the process of planning a new PC but it's been afew years since i built one so not sure on the current power requirements of PC's.
CPU: I7- 920
RAM: 6 gig
Graphics: ATI HD4870 times two.
Misc: 1gig HDD, DVD Burner
Case: CM - Storm Scout
Was going to add 3x 120mm fans to the case, already comes with 2x 140mm and a 120mm. Not sure about aftermarket cooler on the CPU or not, was going to wait and see how how it runs with good case cooling.
So my question is what wattage do i need from a PSU? Prices go up dramatically from 750w costing almost double for a 850w. I can get a 1300w Tagan for twice the price of a 750w Tagan and only $30 more than a 850w Tagan. But what do i really need? It's a gaming PC so i won't be stacking HDD's or CD Drives into it.