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What PSU will I need for this build?

Saelisa
  • 38 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4gpwjc

I'm nervous about getting something too weak, but is it possible to get too 'strong' of a PSU and damage the system? Or will my computer only use the wattage it needs?

I admit I've built computers in the past but I've never been entirely certain about this point.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

A PSU like the EVGA G3 550w should be fine, the PC will only pull however much watts it needs. A bad quality PSU can damage your system, not necessarily how much watts it is rated at.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

550W if you plan to keep your system like this but if you plan to go sli in the future 650W/750W would be more then enough.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Getting something too weak can cause an issue... But getting one rated much higher than needed will not. The pc will use what it needs. The only trade off of using a unit with a way higher wattage is just that it will operate a bit less efficiently... A psu operates best around 50 percent load, so figure that's where you want your pc to hit while gaming for long sessions.

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