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Power Supply Requirements

robw09
  • 74 months ago

Hi guys, just completing my build, but am a little confused over the PSU requirements. It is telling me that wattage will be between 77w-359w. Is my understanding that I want around double the top figure and therefore 650w about right or should I get more or less?

Many Thanks Rob

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

450 - 500w will be fine

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

80+ certified. This doesn't just mean it'll be more efficient, it means they have to put better quality parts in to get that efficiency. If you can, try and get gold certified or better. Multi-Rail. This is really only important for PSUs rated for more than 750W. It's more of a saftey issue than anything else really. Just makes it less likely for your computer to get fried. 3: Wattage. Though this may seem obvious, check to make sure you have a minimum of 50W buffer from what your system is rated for (100W+ for OCing) Also check to see if the rating is for continuous or peak power output. This is crucial.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point
  • For a power supply calculator, click HERE.
  • Quality of the power supply can dictate whether you need to make additional allowance(s) or not.

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