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Help me choosing a PSU

cobete10
  • 51 months ago

Hi,

This is my current build:

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor €204.47
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V VER.2 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler €48.75 @ Amazon Espana
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard €120.09
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory €90.50
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €69.95
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €60.00 @ Amazon Espana
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB NITRO Dual-X OC Video Card €219.00
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case €45.95
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor €280.01 @ Amazon Espana
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse €16.99
Other DisplayPort cable €9.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1165.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-01 16:49 CET+0100

I want a a semi or full modular 80+ Bronze PSU but any full PSU is above my current budget. I've been able to narrow down the PSU to these:

  • be quiet! Pure Power L8 CM 630W (BN182): 89.95 €
  • Enermax Triathlor ECO 650W (ETL650AWT-M): 89.28 €
  • Corsair CX600M (CP-9020060-EU): 79.70€

I suppose a 600W+ PSU should be enough for this build. This R9 380 seems to require a 500W PSU and 2 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector.

Thanks

Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

you have a 90 euro PSU as an option, so this would be an excellent choice, and its just 10 more

https://es.pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=323

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion!

One question that bothers me is that the video card maker, Sapphire, says that a 500W PSU is required. On the other hand, this link says that the recommended wattage for a R9 380 is 550W. Taking into account all the parts in this build and that the video card is OCed, it's OK to go with a 550W PSU like the SeaSonic you suggested or should I pick one with higher wattage?

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

it's OK to go with a 550W PSU like the SeaSonic you suggested or should I pick one with higher wattage?

yes it will be more than fine even if you overclock. And as i posted before the seasonic is an excellent unit!

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