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Wattage Estimations

pyrofox1313
  • 86 months ago

I'm about to buy a new PSU for the build I'm making. The wattage estimator on part picker says I'll be using 306w. However, newegg's wattage calculator says I'd be using about 405w. I was wondering which site is more accurate. I'm hoping 306, so that I can buy a slightly cheaper corsair 430w PSU.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 4 points

A 430w should be fine - the 306w number is reflecting essentially a worst-case power draw from your components. In most circumstances you won't be drawing that much. But regardless, you'll want to add in a safety margin over that, so 430 watts should be plenty.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much.

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