- 50 months ago
Hey guys, I'm in the process of buying parts for my first build. I'll be going with an i5-6600k. Undecided on gpu - will start out with on board graphics and then look into the best gpu for my money down the road (will be looking in the ~ $200 range).
Right now there are some good deals on psus. I'm pretty well determined to go with a gold rated evga, ideally the G2, based on much reading although am open to other options.
Right now I can get the 550w G2 for $60 total. Another option would be the p2 650 for about $80 total. I've been torn on wattage, and despite reading a ton of material still can't decide. Stepping up to 750w and staying at least gold bumps me up closer to $100 to stay with the quality I'm looking for.
My current build has estimated 200w without gpu. I may do some mild overclocking down the road so want to leave a little headspace. Adding a GTX 970 puts me at about 350w. I most likely will not be going to sli or crossfire at any point, I would put the money to one good gpu versus getting two.
So, is that roughly 200w headspace if I go with a gold 550w enough? Like I said this is my first build, trying to get the most bang for my buck, and if/when I OC it would be mild on both the cpu and gpu.
Thanks in advance for any input!