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PCPartPicker wattage estimates

tangoDelta
  • 47 months ago

How accurate are the wattage estimates on this website? I built my PC a few months ago and I'm very happy but I would like a low end dedicated graphics card.

My power supply is a SeaSonic 350 Watt 80+ Bronze.

This website estimates my current wattage use at 52W - 178W. I also have an additional 500GB WD hard drive so I guess that's another 20 watts. Let's round up to 200 watts being used.

I would like to add a GTX 950; I believe that card will be more than enough for my needs. It's rated at 90 TDP, so if the wattage estimates on this site are accurate that'll put me at 290 watts being used. Am I cutting it too close to the limits of the 350 watt power supply? If so, would the 75 watt version of the GTX 950 (if / when they become available) be alright?

Component / Estimated Wattage

Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
8W - 65W

Gigabyte GA-H170M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
15W - 60W

Crucial 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
23W - 23W

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
4W - 20W

Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
2W - 10W

Total: 52W - 178W

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the responses. I believe I can add a GTX 950 to my system as-is but it just makes me feel better to hear someone else agree with me; I'd hate to damage any components.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayye!

The gtx 950 uses 90 watts of power

(i have a gtx 950)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you could use the 75w gtx950 no worries at all.

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