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Cleowill 7 months ago

Hello everyone!

I've decided to upgrade my build soon. Here's the list of what I should have soon: https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/list/dCMZKZ (I'm still not sure if I should upgrade my GTX 960 to a 970, or perhaps keep my 960 until I can upgrade to something better than 970)

The parts may change but I'd like an idea of how much power I'll need so I can take it into account in my budget. So does anyone have any recommendation for a good PSU? How much power will I need? Would an EVGA SuperNOVA 650 be enough?

Thanks :)

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Cmdr__Tim 1 point 7 months ago

Upgrade to a current gen GPU, like a rx 580. A 550w power supply should be enough, but 650 w gives you more room to upgrade.

xPat 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

550w is fine for a ~350w site estimate imo. EVGA g2/3 or seasonic g series are my usual picks atm, all great quality psus.

BTW you will not be able to overclock that cpu unless you get a z series mobo.

If you happy with the performance you're getting with the 960 I'd keep rolling with that as long as you can before upgrading.