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Who much wattage do i need?

Odracio
  • 3 months ago

Im now finishing my first build, and im having a hard time deciding how much wattage do i really need. In the sistema builder tool, the complete build its about 500 watt. Is a 650 Watt PSU enough? PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.88 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.24 @ Walmart
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 590 8 GB NITRO+ SE Video Card -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $400.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-19 10:40 EST-0500

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

A 550W PSU will be sufficient with additional headroom for future upgrades.

Not sure how the budget measures up, but if possible the following:

  • B450 "MAX" Ryzen 3000-ready motherboard (essentially a larger BIOS chip for future upgrade possibilities)

  • A faster 1TB NVME SSD. You can always add additional storage later when needed.

  • A much more efficient and 15%+ better performing GPU. Alternatively, you have the very efficient "1650 SUPER" for around $160-$170 which delivers similar performance as the RX 590

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $239.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $77.79 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $715.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-19 10:51 EST-0500

Again depending on budget, for $30 more you have the years best VALUE cracker with 2 additional cores + a beefier heatpipe stock cooler option with the Ryzen 2700X (currently available for $159.99 on Amazon).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help. O already bought most of the parts, got some great discounts, just missing the GPU and the PSU. I really wanted the AMD GPU because my monitor has free-sinc. Thanks again :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I really wanted the AMD GPU because my monitor has free-sinc.

The GTX 1660 Super does support Free-sync as well, unless your Monitor is a very old one or from an unknown company.

And the GTX 1660 Super consumes way less than the RX 590. That's a bonus.

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