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How much wattage do I need?

DrummerSammay
  • 46 months ago

I'll be running an i5 4460 and rx 480. Will an evga 500b be enough? Or should I go 600b? Or maybe even 650 modular gold?

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

If your not sure, then go higher... No Harm comes from going high, but going low can be disastrous. I havnt seen proper reviews on the 480 yet to see what power use is like, and assume a 550-600w is OK, but a 650w is obviously a safer bet. Just don't cheap out on a junk unit

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Any 550W should suffice any single CPU & GPU core build

This forum post should help as well to narrow down your searches

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wrong. This card maybe, but to say any is flat out wrong.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say most builds, not really including overclocking, or power-hungry CPUs.

A 6600K/6700K (or even worse yet, an FX processor), and a 390/X or similar might get a little bit tight on 550W. If we're looking at a locked chip, that statement is probably correct.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Why I mentioned single GPU CORE, not dual GPU CARD. Big difference

Source (3:09)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I would never cite youtube as a source, but he is right; as long as your +12V can supply enough amperage, youre usually good go to go, and most GPUs wont require above a 500W PSU.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

For the most part nowadays it depends more on the amperage the 12v rail can supply and the quality of the unit over rated wattage.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think that's a power supply.

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