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Hey!

I am making myself a new computer for gaming and recording. What do you think about it? I also used this to calculate the wattage. Should I change the power supply?

Thanks

System Type:        1 physical CPU  
Motherboard:        High End - Desktop  
CPU Socket:     Socket LGA 1155 
CPU:        Intel Core i5-3570K 3400 MHz Ivy Bridge 
CPU Utilization (TDP):      90% TDP 
RAM:        4 Sticks DDR SDRAM  
Video Card 1:       AMD Radeon HD 7970  

ATTENTION: FOR PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY
IDE HDD 7200 rpm:       2 HDDs  
DVD/CDRW Combo Drive:       1 Drive 
Additional PCI Card (avg):      1 Card  
PCI-e x1 Card:      3 Cards 
PCI-e x4 Card:      1 Card  
PCI-e x8 Card:      1 Card  
PCI-e x16 Card:     1 Card  
USB:        3 Devices   
Front Bay Card Reader:      Yes 
Fans            
Regular:        2 Fans 120mm;   
Keyboard and mouse:     Yes 
System Load:        90 %    

Minimum PSU Wattage:        588 Watts   
Recommended Wattage:        638 Watts
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If you are a hardcore gamer then please go to nVidia graphics card. And SSD drive instead of hdd. And power supply should be 750 watt.

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Are you sure? I don't want to waste too much electricity or money, and the minuinum is 588. I want more than that, and the recommended is much more, 638. Isn't adding 112 more too much? And if nVidia is better, than what ~$390 video card can I use that is better than my current one?

Edited by funkey100

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A pc power supply will supply whatever is needed and no more so going for a 750 will use no more power than a lower wattage one. The benefits of going for a 750 will be 2 fold. 1 - You will have a wattage "overhead" for future upgrades and 2 - it will run cooler as it wont be too close to it's maximum wattage and therefor will last longer.

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Ok. So what about the "Corsair Professional Series AX 750"? It was reccomended on the PSUEngine. Also, what is a ~$390 nVidia video card that's better than my current on?

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