I would like to know how many watts I would need so a minimum and a recommended. I would also want to know what psu is best for my build.
minimum 450 watt, recommended 550 watt. the EVGA 550 G2.
this is not an optimal choice. this build will use around 350 watts at load, if that as my build is under 400 without big overclocks and my parts consume way more than the one's in the OP's list. so then, which makes more sense, a 550 watt that is one of the best platforms out (and is tied with the more expensive RMx 550 as the best 550 watt units on the market) with 200 watts headroom, or a 750 watt, more than twice the needed output, that is physically bigger, performs alot "worse" and runs noticeably louder? beyond 500 watts the extra capacity serves no purpose, even in a "peace of mind", placebo kind of way.