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Correct PSU for PCPP wattage calculation

bi11
  • 44 months ago

Ok, so I've look around the forums a lot but cant seem to find a straight answer.

With my current build, PCPP estimates my wattage at 464W. So my question is, assuming I dont plan on adding sli to my build or overclocking, will a 550W PSU work just fine or should I assume I'll need more than that?

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/7XNzNN

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your build?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I added the link in the topic also.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/7XNzNN

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if you aren't overclocking you didn't have to buy a 6700k. You could have just gotten a 6700.

PCPP adds about 75w to the estimated consumption. A high quality 550w power supply, like the G2, will work fine. If you are uncomfortable and feel like 550w is cutting it too close, you can go with a 650w one and have more room for overclocking if you wanted to in the future.

Oh, and if you haven't bought Windows yet, I'd highly recommend you buy one from a legitimate retailer.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the feedback! I just wanted to make sure I had sufficient wattage incase pcpp guessed low. As far as the windows goes, I would probably be more confident buying from legitimate retailer but i didnt want to pay the 100 or so dollars.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you aren't getting a legit key, you are basically pirating since its not legit and Microsoft sees zero of the money, and are basically wasting money since its not legit, and is at high risk of being deactivated then you will have to buy another key, and you are encouraging ****** places like that to remain open. Either don't activate it or cough up the ~$90.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It will work fine, I recommend you get a good quality psu, like

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Thats the one I happened to pick!

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