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coryjamesking

70 months ago

Hello I'm about to build this photoshop computer for my mother and I'm just wundering if the PSU I have left over from a previous build, Antec Earthwatts 380W will be enough for the 4770k and 7770 ghz. No overclocking PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $345.00
Motherboard MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $0.00
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.99 @ Microcenter
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $64.99 @ Microcenter
Storage Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Video Card HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card $89.99 @ Microcenter
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $42.83 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $0.00
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $15.00 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $697.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-14 19:00 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are absolutely sure you'll never over clock, save money by getting a non k 4770

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there the only reason I went with this version is because it's bundled with the motherboard at Microcenter for 345$

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The +12V Rail has 32A combines. The PSU needs at least 23A.

The wattage is borderline, but it will get the job done.


How old is the PSU? Depending, it may have lost some of it's power, and buying a new PSU would be recommended.

This is only $25: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your reply. the PSU is about a year old but has never been used. I will think more about buying another one it would just be nice to use this one that's been sitting around.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I think buy another one will be the way to go. Amperage isn't everything, quality of the components (and how old they are) also plays a big role. Get a 400-600W 80+ PSU if you do get a new one.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

You only are going to need 8gb of ram and use the extra mone for the GPU or a bigger SSD.

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