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Is 550W enough for this build even when overclocked?

woorld714
  • 45 months ago

As the title suggests, I am doublechecking that 550W is enough for this build even when overclocking (this build is still in the status of being built, but wanted to doublecheck). I purchased an 550W seasonic 80+ gold certified PSU. Also, The R9 380 is a placeholder for the RX 480 coming out. Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $219.99
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $34.50
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For $52.99
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $52.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $64.99
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB NITRO Dual-X OC Video Card $193.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $30.99
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $74.99
Keyboard Redragon S102 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse Purchased For $39.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $850.40
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $835.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-19 10:15 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Is 550W enough for this build even when overclocked?

Yes.. more than enough.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

The CPU at regular clock speeds uses 85w-95w. If you overclock you might be looking at 100w-120w. Not a huge jump. Nothing that 550w Seasonic couldn't handle.

The graphics cards are what burns through the juice. One of those older GTX 980ti cards can easily chew through 250w while gaming. The 480 isn't suppose to use much.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

neither was the 970 though, and we all saw how that went... i wouldnt trust any power figures until they are in the wild.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The 480 only has a single 6-pin power connector, so the maximum power draw it can possibly have is 150w (75w from the motherboard PCIe slot, 75w from the PCIe 6-pin)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't be surprised is many non reference models had more than a single 6pin

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Fun Fact: this PSU can output up to around 600w. The 550w on the box means the best continuous wattage. I wouldn't put it paste 550 though.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep,it will!

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