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Suggested power supply for my rig

hayhay7789
  • 50 months ago

PC Part Picker says my build will be using 432W. I want to overclock the CPU to 4,5GHz hopefully (i5 4690k), how many more watts is that expected to use? I should get a 500W PSU, correct?

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  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

For a 4690k and a 980ti get a 650 watts PSU. If you plan on adding a second 980ti later on, get at least an 850 watts psu.

This are all good options

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-210gq0650

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b20750vr

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I intend to only have one GPU, but probably won't buy until Pascal

Why a 650W? The PCpartpicker wattage calculator doesn't measure it anywhere near that

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

You need some headroom and remember that you need to consider if overclocking. This site will give you an idea base on the GPU. In some cases it could be lower but it will give you a good idea.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Why a 650W?

You can get a 600 watts psu and it will be fine but there are no good 600 watts psu that are worth buying and most are 650.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

What about the Corsaor CS600? Is that a worthwhile PSU? Or the EVGA 600B?

Thanks for the help so far :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

no.

From corsair the RMx, RMi, AX, AXi, HXi are all excellent options.

From EVGA G2,B2,P2,GS,GQ,PS are all great options.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip, what makes those PSUs not worth it? They all supply 600W right?

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