62 months ago
Just wondering how accurate the W estimate on here is and if i should look for a psu with more likely higher W than that or even if it needs to have lower W
I'd go with a 600-650w psu just to be safe. You could probably get away with less, but you don't want to build it all then realise you don't have enough power under load or something.
thanks for the heads up, i originally picked an 850W thanks for letting me know thatd be too high
Yeah, 850w is only if you're going to have sli 980s or something. If you're going to add another gpu down the line maybe bump it up to 750 or so, but otherwise 650ish should be fine.
Agree with Xalian, I recommend 150-200w over estimates and if you plan to SLI add the TDP of the other cards onto that. This leaves room for scalability and depending on the manufacturer some PSUs have a lower output than what they're specced for.
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