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430w enough?

47 minutes ago, 8obR0ss said:

Hello I want to upgrade my pc from a g3258 to a i7 4790k and gt 740 2gb to a gtx 1060 6gb, will a 430w 80+ evga be enough under gaming loads?

thanks in advance.

-Bob Ross

Your going to get a idle power draw of about 100watts.  Once you game that will go to 200 to 250ish wattage usage.  If you had a more powerful video card that number can go to 300's in wattage use and not touch 400watt.  So your safe with the new CPU and the GPU.  no worries.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello I want to upgrade my pc from a g3258 to a i7 4790k and gt 740 2gb to a gtx 1060 6gb, will a 430w 80+ evga be enough under gaming loads?

thanks in advance.

-Bob Ross

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If your not doing overclocking i would say yes it should suffice. tho id probably go with 500w+ or so if you needed to buy one anyway


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Let's see... Derate about 40-50W to provide current on other rails, especially that size PSU, you only really have 370-380W

Here are the load numbers:

i7 CPU: ~88W

GPU: ~64W (GT740) 120W (GTX1060)

Mainboard components (north and south bridge) including RAM: ~35-60W depending on your board

 

Total load: ~250-300W  (add 12W for every mechanical HDD)

Maybe it could work.

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Just now, DesolationGod said:

If your not doing overclocking i would say yes it should suffice. tho id probably go with 550w or so if you needed to buy one anyway

ok thank you.

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What PSU were you planning to use?


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47 minutes ago, 8obR0ss said:

Hello I want to upgrade my pc from a g3258 to a i7 4790k and gt 740 2gb to a gtx 1060 6gb, will a 430w 80+ evga be enough under gaming loads?

thanks in advance.

-Bob Ross

Your going to get a idle power draw of about 100watts.  Once you game that will go to 200 to 250ish wattage usage.  If you had a more powerful video card that number can go to 300's in wattage use and not touch 400watt.  So your safe with the new CPU and the GPU.  no worries.


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