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Looking for a decent PSU!

Jwwiggles
  • 54 months ago

Hey guys,

Got a wattage estimate of 451W, but on another forum it was suggested I get a 650W. Is this correct?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £198.18 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £49.98 @ Aria PC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste £7.27 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £116.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £42.35 @ CCL Computers
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £67.15 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £52.58 @ Dabs
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card £524.99 @ Aria PC
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case £88.98 @ Novatech
Monitor Dell U2715H 60Hz 27.0" Monitor £385.00 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1533.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-11 12:25 BST+0100

Thanks in advance!

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I would also suggest 650 as a minimum, and this is a great 650 for your needs.

EVGA G2 650 (excellent psu)

Here's a review for it.

Jonnyguru review for this psu

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Why min. by the way? - 450 and 650 pretty far apart

I also have a very similar setup, went with RM650i, at the time I thought It would be sufficient, but considering GTX980Ti's are capable of pulling 300W's, I'm wondering whether it was a good decision

So the actual question is, how good pcpartpicker wattage suggestions are

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Pcpp wattage estimator is decent. 650 will give him good headroom for overclocking and handle the gpu. The evga g2 is one of the best psus out there and can run at 650 watts on a continuous basis with no worries.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, having a similar setup, you can expect up to ~450 watts at load if you overclock the cpu and gpu pretty good.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

A little bit of headroom for overclocking is never a bad idea. The G2 is a very safe option, and right now, the 650W EVGA P2 is so competitively priced ($10 more) that it's worth looking in to for electricity savings alone. Both are excellent PSUs made by excellent companies, though I may have been wrong in saying they were made by the same company.

EDIT: Now utterly confused on who's making what. Still, both G2 and P2 get very good reviews.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

they're the same platform (leadex) by superflower. same company.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll look into it :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't buy that thermal paste, its not good.

I would recommend a Evga G2.

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