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*URGENT* Help! Will a 600 bronze rated 80+ evga PSU be enough to power my 473w estimated wattage.

dylan1152002
  • 58 months ago

I am planning on building my first pc today and I am now second guessing if my PSU will be sufficent. This will be the first thing I upgrade down the road but if really like to build today with that power supply. I've heard that if my psu isn't powerful enough my components will burn, black screen computer etc.

Here is my part list

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kdtF99 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kdtF99/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($98.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($101.98 @ Newegg) Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.98 @ Newegg) Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.98 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (Purchased For $195.00) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($58.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg) Total: $788.81 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-03 09:26 EDT-0400

The estimation is 473 watts on part picker. I have heard that the estimated pc part picker wattage is the wattage PSU you need but I'm not sure so I went 100-130 over that. Please let me know if this will run my system for about 3 months before I can upgrade.

Fast responses would be greatly appreciated as I plan to assemble today.

Thanks

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be fine... No need to upgrade in 3 months. What do you intend to use it for? The 16gb of RAM and 2 optical drives has me intrigued.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your response

To your question I enjoy playing games which is why I bought the high end graphics card but my side buissness required me to be able to do some light-medium video editing and writing these edited videos to discs. Having 2 optical drives will increase my efficiency doing this by allowing me to write 2 discs at once

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It's kinda low quality but if you already have it, it should work.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

it should, just don't overclock... for a 290 the recommended psu would be a 650 watts

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Amd recommended 750w on that card. Most manufacturers do too. The pcpartpicker calculator uses the tdp of a reference card and not power draw of the specific model which is much higher. 600w could work, but ideally you want more.

  • 58 months ago
  • -2 points

it will work its 80+ bronze certified so 0.83 x 600 = 498W (usable) or something a little lower to be on safe side. anyways thats enough as u see but u will not be able to overclock anything and it isnt even a good idea with bronze certified GL :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

80+ rating doesn't effect how much power it can deliver, but how much it draws from the wall. It can deliver 600W, but will draw more than that.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

yes ur right but at 80% its most efficient :P and thats the sweet spot. plus not all can deliver the amount they are marketed for

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but the EVGA B series is decent. In Jonnyguru's review, the 500W version didn't have any issues.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah its decent enough :P

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