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Help! I may have blundered!

davidmollman
  • 68 months ago

Hi, this is my first build... and I think I may have mucked it up because for whatever reason, I thought I ordered a 650 W PSU.

Turns out, I ordered THIS one on accident. Do I need to buy another PSU? Or will I be safe? It seems.. too close...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $189.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $328.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $85.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $129.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor $169.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan $9.62 @ Amazon
Keyboard SteelSeries APEX Wired Gaming Keyboard $81.32 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1692.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-25 09:37 EDT-0400

Comments

[comment deleted]
  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I plan on returning it if at all possible, otherwise I may be selling this part to one of you guys on here and making a new purchase.

So as of right NOW though, my comp would likely still boot up?

[comment deleted]
  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Right-o, I'll take it easy on my PC then until I can get a potential buyer on here. Pretty sure it's too late to return my PSU, but i'll read through the return policies again. Thanks!

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't return it. 550w is fine. You will get to 75 or 80 percent usage MAX, and will probably see something more like 60 percent usage during gaming. I'm not sure where this other guy gets his facts, but a great quality 550w is totally adequate for a 770 and i7.

[comment deleted]
  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Where are you getting that? His system will put out ~400w-450w max, and the Seasonic will easily do that. Don't return the unit. It is perfect for this situation.

[comment deleted]
  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

He won't use more than 50 extra watts maximum overclocking, and he probably won't maxing out the GPU an CPU at the same time. There are people who run more powerful systems on lower wattage, lower quality PSUs. Look at some of the high end builds with Silverstone SFX 450w PSUs.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Those people are gambling fools... Just cause it will work doesn't mean it should be used... Hell of a risk there.

I agree 550w SHOULD be good here though since that's a 770 and not a 280x

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed on both points.

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