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What Wattage Power supply do I need?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

These are the parts of my build that I bought:

 

  • MSI b450 tomahawk max
  • Gigabyte rx 5700 xt 8 GB
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • 2x8 gb 3600 MHz RGB ram (because I'm an epic gamer, deal with it). This will probably need 1000W of power itself due to its epicness.
  • wd blue 500 gb nvme ssd

 

So how much power does this system need? One build I saw uses 600W, while the manual for the gpu says 650W. A quick google search says 550W. I want to be on the safe side here, which power supply should I get? I don't want to waste any extra money buy buying more power than I need, but also don't want the bare minimum. Thanks for the help.

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

You'd be okay with a 500W PSU. Just make sure you get a quality one. Check the tier list in my signature.

Is a Thermaltake Smart RGB 600W PSU SPR-0600NHSAW fine?

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3 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

You'd be okay with a 500W PSU. Just make sure you get a quality one. Check the tier list in my signature.

Or a Thermaltake Smart RGB 500W Power Supply SPR-0500NHSAW

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1 minute ago, Thiccboy said:

Or a Thermaltake Smart RGB 500W Power Supply SPR-0500NHSAW

I'd highly recommend going for something higher rated, shoot for 80+ Gold or better. 80+ White is the lowest possible rating on a power supply

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4 minutes ago, Thiccboy said:

Is a Thermaltake Smart RGB 600W PSU SPR-0600NHSAW fine?

 

3 minutes ago, Thiccboy said:

Or a Thermaltake Smart RGB 500W Power Supply SPR-0500NHSAW

It's not even on the list, so no.


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5 minutes ago, Thiccboy said:

Is a Thermaltake Smart RGB 600W PSU SPR-0600NHSAW fine?

I'd go with something better than a 80+ White. I'd much rather buy a 80+ Silver or Gold. If you can find a 80+ Platinum on sale for cheap and it fits your description needs buy it.
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1 minute ago, JoostinOnline said:

 

It's not even on the list, so no.

These are the only 2 psu's in my area. Will using these put my components at risk? Is it worth it to buy one of the psu's in your list?

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3 minutes ago, Thiccboy said:

These are the only 2 psu's in my area. Will using these put my components at risk? Is it worth it to buy one of the psu's in your list?

Potentially use online shopping?

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3 minutes ago, Thiccboy said:

These are the only 2 psu's in my area. Will using these put my components at risk? Is it worth it to buy one of the psu's in your list?

Lower quality PSUs have worse voltage regulation and less safety.

 

Worse voltage regulation realistically means your parts will still run fine at stock speeds, but they might be less stable when overclocking. (you will get a lower maximum clockspeed before the computer starts crashing)

Worse safety means that there is a higher chance of the PSU failing. It's still a small chance, but higher than the more reliable models. IF the PSU fails, it might take other components with it (sometimes lower-quality power supplies deliver a huge voltage spike while they're dying, which could kill your GPU, Motherboard, or even CPU/RAM). This is all IF the power supply fails. You could use it for 10 years without issue, or it could explode within the first month. You'll probably be fine though, even lower quality units don't catastrophically fail too often.

 

Another thing to consider is that 80+ White power supplies are not as efficient as higher-rated power supplies. If you're running your computer 24/7 or plan to run it at high loads often, you might actually save money in the long run by buying a more efficient PSU.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

Lower quality PSUs have worse voltage regulation and less safety.

 

Worse voltage regulation realistically means your parts will still run fine at stock speeds, but they might be less stable when overclocking. (you will get a lower maximum clockspeed before the computer starts crashing)

Worse safety means that there is a higher chance of the PSU failing. It's still a small chance, but higher than the more reliable models. IF the PSU fails, it might take other components with it (sometimes lower-quality power supplies deliver a huge voltage spike while they're dying, which could kill your GPU, Motherboard, or even CPU/RAM). This is all IF the power supply fails. You could use it for 10 years without issue, or it could explode within the first month. You'll probably be fine though, even lower quality units don't catastrophically fail too often.

 

Another thing to consider is that 80+ White power supplies are not as efficient as higher-rated power supplies. If you're running your computer 24/7 or plan to run it at high loads often, you might actually save money in the long run by buying a more efficient PSU.

Wow, thanks for the detailed response. Damn, I wish I knew this earlier. Truth is, I'm currently living in a third world country. My brother is coming this Sunday from Canada with all the parts I listed earlier. I just figured that I could buy the psu from here, without realising it's importance. The only 2 decent psu's I could find (online) are the ones I sent you. I guess I'll just have to risk the life of my components.

 

As for efficiency, I'm not really too worried about that. How much electricity I use isn't a problem for me, it's just my shiny brand-new parts I care about.

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2 minutes ago, Thiccboy said:

Wow, thanks for the detailed response. Damn, I wish I knew this earlier. Truth is, I'm currently living in a third world country. My brother is coming this Sunday from Canada with all the parts I listed earlier. I just figured that I could buy the psu from here, without realising it's importance. The only 2 decent psu's I could find (online) are the ones I sent you. I guess I'll just have to risk the life of my components.

 

As for efficiency, I'm not really too worried about that. How much electricity I use isn't a problem for me, it's just my shiny brand-new parts I care about.

If it's any consolation, the PSU will 99% chance be totally fine and you won't notice a difference between the thermaltake and a higher-end one. The reason people advise getting a better PSU is for the 1% chance.


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Spend As Much Time Writing Your Question As You Want Me To Spend Responding To It.

If I'm wrong, please point it out. I'm always learning & I won't bite.

 

Motherboard Tier LIst

PC Troubleshooting

You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List

 

Desktop:

Delidded Core i7 4770K - GTX 1070 ROG Strix - 16GB DDR3 - Lots of RGB lights I never change

Laptop:

HP Spectre X360 - i7 8560U - MX150 - 512GB SSD - 16GB DDR4 - I lost my pen so I convince myself I don't need it

 

"Sometimes I just buy computer hardware with no practical use for it, maybe I'm weird"

-Galileo Galilei, 1604

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1 minute ago, RadiatingLight said:

If it's any consolation, the PSU will 99% chance be totally fine and you won't notice a difference between the thermaltake and a higher-end one. The reason people advise getting a better PSU is for the 1% chance.

I like those odds. Thanks for the help.

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