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Is This PSU Enough For My Build?

Russianbadger1
  • 59 months ago

So I ordered my first build last week, and have been extremely anxious and a little worried of course. And with that I realized I might not have a big enough PSU for my rig.. This PSU says its 200w over what I need, but I really don't trust that reading. And I forgot to take into account overclocking when I bought it. So is it going to be enough, or do I have to order a new one..? Keep in mind I don't have to overclock my processor immediately, I can wait until I have enough money to order a new one. I just really don't want to screw up my first build.

Here it is:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $72.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $117.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $71.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $295.59 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply -
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $36.99 @ Amazon
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $139.93 @ B&H
Keyboard Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard $42.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1299.04
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1239.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-11 21:57 EDT-0400

Thanks for the help!

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

yes that psu is enough for your build and very solid unit by seasonic..

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

For some reason that psu is not showing up in your list with a price. It would be good, but for more headroom and in case it isn't available, try this one.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220gs0650v1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright cool, it should be arriving in the next couple days, but I would've returned it if I had to. When it comes time to upgrade I will choose that one though, probably what I should've done when I bought this one. I don't know why it's doing that, I got it from Newegg though for $83.85

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

The one you're getting is tier 2. So is the one I suggested.

Here's a review of the one I suggested. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=424

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, both of them are tier 2, can't go wrong with either, but at least 650 watts gives you more headroom.

Review of the gs

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=424

If you want an even better one that has more headroom. Is tier 1, plus's has a 10 year warranty. Get the evga supernova g2 750 watt. Will post a link in a moment.

Link to tier 1. More costly, but damn well worth the few extra bucks. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't even know about different tiers of PSUs, thank you so much, I am hoping to upgrade whatever needs to be before I go to college in August. I will probably get this one especially since it's only a few bucks more. Thanks a ton!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. Here's a tier list. It doesn't include everything, but is a good list to check with.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

The g2 will leave lots of power for a 2nd GPU in sli down the road if you want to sli.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The psu is enough but I wouldn't except a high stable overclock with that motherboard, its not really suitable for overclocking a i5.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that's good and bad, I guess I'll replace my motherboard when it comes that time instead of the PSU then, thanks!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

the psu is fine for your system. it's got more than enough headroom too.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1514085/official-nvidia-gtx-970-owners-club/15080_40#post_23854837

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