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Should I Switch Out my 600W PSU with a 750W PSU?

ShrekAndSanic
  • 64 months ago

Hello guys, I plan on OCing my build and wondering if I should switch out the PSU I was originally planning on using for a better on. This build is estimated to have 411W and I want to do a moderate overclock to like 4.4GHz to 4.6GHz. Here's my list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $126.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.98 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Enermax ECA3280A-BL ATX Mid Tower Case $66.98 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $38.83 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.95 @ Amazon
Speakers Genius SP-S110 1W 2ch Speakers $19.27 @ TigerDirect
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1151.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-08 20:59 EST-0500

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be able to do that overclock, BUT if you ever plan on getting 2 GPUs in the future you will need a 750 watt PSU.

Reason being GPUs eat power and many of the high end GPUs recommend a 750 watt or higher PSU.

Despite the high power recommendation, most GPUs rarely us that much power and a 750-1000 watt PSU should be more than enough.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. Thanks.

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