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Yet another wattage check

EdmundGettier
  • 46 months ago

Looking to put together the following build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $32.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Corsair Force LE 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $58.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 768MB Video Card $125.70 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $818.51
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $808.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-19 08:58 EDT-0400

The video card is just a place holder- using something that will have a similar power draw to the rx 470, which I plan to put in here. I'm wondering if I could get away with a 550w power supply. I have my eye on the EVGA G2. Otherwise, I'd probably go up to 650 and get the EVGA GQ. I know, as everyone says, more power is always the safer option, but spending less money on a higher-quality power supply is also a nice option. Much obliged

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

550 will be plenty.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Second that, you would only need more watts if you went crossfire.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks to both of you. It's always good to have someone confirm what you want to hear.

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