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Appropriate power supply

Moyinator
  • 40 months ago

Just curious to know if this power supply was appropriate for this build. I was thinking about going down to 500-600W instead. Should I downgrade from gold? I want to cut corners on cost, but I'm unsure if its worth it. 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 H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $111.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card $364.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1150.81
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1110.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-27 22:40 EST-0500

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

550w g2 is totally fine for the build, that leaves you nearly 200w excess over the site estimate which is enough to allow for cpu & gpu overclocks and still plenty spare to give good psu efficiency/long life.

Paying more upfront for a gold psu saves you in the long run via a cheaper electricity bill.

If you wanna trim a little 8gig is still fine for 99.9% of games I think & easy enough to upgrade when needed, the cryorig m9 (same performance as 212 evo but easier to install) is a good lil cooler for $20

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

If you decide to cut cost at all, I can only really suggest the EVGA GQ. It's the only really decent fit for any less than the G2 while still offering the power needed for future SLI.

I strongly suggest sticking with the G2.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you suggest switching the video card? I'm hearing that this ASUS card has noise problems.

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