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Will 650w be sufficient?

tapfiretech
  • 73 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/39xuE = build (Not including ram).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182082 = Desired power supply.

Question: Will the 650w psu be enough for my first build to run smoothly? Also, I noticed up in the right corner it says "Estimated Wattage: 485W", is that accurate and realistic? If so, could I get by with the 550w version, or just play it safe using the 650w?

Thanks!

P.S. I'm still learning, but I'll get there!

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

650W would be good, 550W could be cutting it just a little close but still would be fine. Of course, if you ever plan to crossfire that 280x you'll need to jump to ~850W.

I wouldn't call Rosewill a "bad" PSU, but here's what I'd go with

For 550W http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm

Or you could just go with this one for less than that Rosewill 650W and be ready for X-fire http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-850-W-Black-Edition-Full-Modular-Power-Supply-Review/1716/13

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

like our fishy friend says you cant go wrong with Seasonic or one made by them.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL @ "fishy"

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thanks for the reply so quickly! The reason I thought the Rosewill one would be good is because of the Platinum efficiency rating. However, I see the 850w is a much better deal for possible crossfire. I'll plan on buying that, while still watching for sales and such.

Thanks for the solid advice, it doesn't sound too "fishy".

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