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Power Supply for add-ons? (USB, Mic, Webcam, etc.)

Eltwong
  • 52 months ago

Hi all. I'm wondering if these things should be considered when buying a PSU. I'll link my build at the bottom but first I'll list what is plugged in that requires power.

Webcam / Mouse / Keyboard / Mic / Mini USB Fan

My build (has 2 monitors and an external harddrive with external power attached): http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6hZc8d

So my question is, is the 600W PSU enough for this build? I completely forgot (and actually, I don't even know if it's true) that USB and add-ons take up a bit of power and looked only at the parts list when buying the PSU. Thanks!

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

No not really. Your PSU is fine. Adding a few USB things makes no difference.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, that's what I was thinking since I'm using a much weaker PSU right now.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you already own the 600B? If not, get something higher quality for a PC like that.

Have you bought the PC yet?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the parts just arrived at my doorstep an hour ago. I don't plan on straining this PC or anything so hopefully it'll keep it together. I had posted and look at power supplies in PCPP but there are just way too many conflicting opinions and recommendations. In the end, I chose this one because it was "decent" and had like a $20 rebate which put it down to $30 after MIR. What would you have recommended instead? Since I was aiming for a <$650 budget, I didn't know where to set my PSU price range.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Anything from Antec, XFX, Seasonic, EVGA (G2,B2,GS)

The PSU is the single most important part of the PS and is never to be cheaped out on.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't even know where it changed. I remember someone recommended me the B2 and I even added it to my parts list. Somewhere between then and now, it switched to this one. Darn.

I hope this lesser PSU doesn't break my PC. I don't push my PC's limits by any means.

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