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PSU Wattage and recommendation needed.

mash6man
  • 56 months ago

This is my work in progress. I'm building it for the release of Fallout 4.

I'll happily receive recommendations for any of my chosen parts, but I wanted to ask about the PSU specifically.

PC Part picker gives me 488watts for this build so I chose a 600W PSU Is this going to be enough? And is the CX series a good bet.

Thanks.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£170.32 @ Ebuyer)

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£100.76 @ Scan.co.uk)

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£32.10 @ Ebuyer)

Storage: Sandisk X110 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.30 @ CCL Computers)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£32.40 @ Aria PC)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (£275.90 @ Amazon UK)

Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£42.32 @ CCL Computers)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.58 @ CCL Computers)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£9.38 @ CCL Computers)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) (£67.95 @ Ebuyer)

Total: £820.01

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

its a good build but id get a better 600w psu that one isn't very good

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Any suggestions?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your help. I think I'm gonna go for the xfx. But I have to ask. What extras do I get for the extra dosh. Excluding modularity and a few extra watts. What makes it a better choice over the CX?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The cx is just a cheap psu with crap capacitors and with the xfx you get a solid psu which hasn't been cheaped out on

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you check your build required watts? If not then check in the below link

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

If will always recommend other to choose tier1 PSU shown in the below link

http://i.imgur.com/tgrbCnr.jpg

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