- 63 months ago
I am actually asking for the entry level gaming build from the front page, as it uses Corsair builder 500w 80+ bronze PSU.
The estimated wattage is around 390, but since the power efficiency is 80%, the 500w PSU gives about 400w which just barely covers the wattage. Is it safer to get a 50w higher PSU on the long run (if planning on using this PC for more than two years)?
Or the "get a PSU that has 25% more wattage than your PC" is just a myth? (I am not sure when people talk about this, the wattage is before or after the PSU's efficient wattage.)