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Will this PSU be enough?

Zag123
  • 46 months ago

Hello. This is my first time using this website, and first time ever planning to build a PC. In my build of-

CPU- Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Memory- G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Storage- Sandisk Ultra II 480GB Storage- Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM GPU- ]MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition

It says the estimated wattage is 326W. I put in a Corsair 650W 80+ Gold Semi-Mod because I have heard that is is best to have a lot of headroom in case if I ever upgrade a component, then I won't have to buy a new PSU. Is my PSU good in the build, or should I go higher or lower?

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Which Corsair PSU, some are really bad.

I would recommend a good EVGA SUpernova GQ 650W/750 (sometimes the 750 is cheaper) or something like the Supernova GS/G2 550w.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

the only Corsair semi modular 80+ gold psu would be the HX650 that AFAIK is discontinued a while ago. it's an overpriced rebrand of the Seasonic G650 and only has two pci-e connectors. pass.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

oh no, forgot about that series. either way, can do better.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well than what PSU should I get that's under $60?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

These are your best options: http://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/antec-power-supply-hcg620m,rosewill-power-supply-capstoneg550,seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze/

And for those that are PSU-Nazis like I am, I've checked on the Capstone G and the OEM platform is solid enough. Not great, since it's Enhance Electronics, but it'll be good as long as it's not overloaded or used with the expectation of minute ripple voltage. Reviews are generally very solid.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Not great, since it's Enhance Electronics

:(

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. It has reviewed well, though, so I think it'll at least be fine. Certainly not on the level of a Diablotek or Sparkle. Hell, not even like a CX/CXM :)

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=464

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