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How much headroom is enough headroom?

mustafa_kapadwala
  • 37 months ago

So I currently have a 500w corsair psu, and I want to upgrade my PC with some better parts, causing the wattage used to be around 392w. Will that cause problems? Thanks

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It will have plenty of wattage. Honestly you don't need any headroom as most parts take less power than their TDP suggests. The only reason people recommend headroom is for upgrading in the future. What parts exactly do you have planned that are taking 392W?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

upgrading to an i7 and gtx 1070

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Then you will be a OK even if you add a second 1070. You've got nothing to worry about.

  • 37 months ago
  • -2 points

54".

=D

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be guessing the 500W CX or CX-M but I don't know either

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/products/power-supply/#m=11&W=500&xcx=0

It has to be one of these, its likely not the VS since its pretty new and the GS is pretty old so its likely a CX.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

the cxm, and based off the pcpartpicker list

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