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Do I have enough watts???

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Hi!

I’m a relatively amateur PC builder and here’s my dilemma:

I just finished ordering all my parts for a new rig that I’m upgrading to, but after watching a lot of YouTube guides for building a PC, I’m admittedly getting pretty nervous that the PSU I ordered won’t be enough to power the whole system.

Here’s the spec list.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 2600
  • GPU: MSI GTX 1660 VENTUS XS OC
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8Gb DDR4-3200
  • Mobo: ASRock B450-HDV
  • SSD: Crucial BX500 1Tb
  • PSU: Corsair CX450

Is that PSU enough? I’ve been watching other YouTubers buy 550+watts PSUs w/ similar spec computers and it’s making me think I made the wrong choice. 

I’m super psyched to build this pc when everything comes in, but I can’t shake this feeling of unease. Maybe you guys can help put my mind at rest? I don’t plan on overclocking at all, btw!

Thanks in advance for the help!!

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It's fine


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3 minutes ago, Mandez said:

Hi!

I’m a relatively amateur PC builder and here’s my dilemma:

I just finished ordering all my parts for a new rig that I’m upgrading to, but after watching a lot of YouTube guides for building a PC, I’m admittedly getting pretty nervous that the PSU I ordered won’t be enough to power the whole system.

Here’s the spec list.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 2600
  • GPU: MSI GTX 1660 VENTUS XS OC
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8Gb DDR4-3200
  • Mobo: ASRock B450-HDV
  • SSD: Crucial BX500 1Tb
  • PSU: Corsair CX450

Is that PSU enough? I’ve been watching other YouTubers buy 550+watts PSUs w/ similar spec computers and it’s making me think I made the wrong choice. 

I’m super psyched to build this pc when everything comes in, but I can’t shake this feeling of unease. Maybe you guys can help put my mind at rest? I don’t plan on overclocking at all, btw!

Thanks in advance for the help!!

Be fine, The reason most will go 550w or maybe higher is for feature upgrades. 


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With a ryzen 2600 + gtx1660 you're probably only looking at around 200-250w under load. It'll be fine.


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8 minutes ago, Mandez said:

Hi!

I’m a relatively amateur PC builder and here’s my dilemma:

I just finished ordering all my parts for a new rig that I’m upgrading to, but after watching a lot of YouTube guides for building a PC, I’m admittedly getting pretty nervous that the PSU I ordered won’t be enough to power the whole system.

Here’s the spec list.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 2600
  • GPU: MSI GTX 1660 VENTUS XS OC
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8Gb DDR4-3200
  • Mobo: ASRock B450-HDV
  • SSD: Crucial BX500 1Tb
  • PSU: Corsair CX450

Is that PSU enough? I’ve been watching other YouTubers buy 550+watts PSUs w/ similar spec computers and it’s making me think I made the wrong choice. 

I’m super psyched to build this pc when everything comes in, but I can’t shake this feeling of unease. Maybe you guys can help put my mind at rest? I don’t plan on overclocking at all, btw!

Thanks in advance for the help!!

It will be enough, I would have gone with a 550, but if you already have the 450 it will work.

 

If you have not opened it, I would return it if possible for a 550 simply so you have headroom in the future for a better GPU potentially.

 

Just for reference, the PC in my sig in game load pulls about 480 watts. And a RTX 2080 and 9900k both overclocked will pull ~200+ watts more than your PC will. 


Rig: i9 9900k @ 5Ghz - - Z390 Auros Elite  - - EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra @ 2025Mhz - - 4x8GB Vengeance Pro 3000Mhz @ 3600MHz - - Samsung 950 Pro 512 NVMe Boot + Main Programs - - Samsung 830 Pro 256 RAID 0 Lightroom + Photo work - - WD Blue 1 TB SSD for Games - - Corsair RM650i - - Sound BlasterX EA-5 - - EK Supremacy Evo - - XT45 X-Flow 420 + UT60 280 rads - - EK Full Cover GPU Block - - EK XRES RGB PWM - - Fractal Define S2 - - Acer Predator X34 -- Logitech G502 - - Logitech G710+ - - Logitech Z5500 - - Steel Series QcK XXL

 

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21 minutes ago, Mandez said:

Hi!

I’m a relatively amateur PC builder and here’s my dilemma:

I just finished ordering all my parts for a new rig that I’m upgrading to, but after watching a lot of YouTube guides for building a PC, I’m admittedly getting pretty nervous that the PSU I ordered won’t be enough to power the whole system.

Here’s the spec list.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 2600
  • GPU: MSI GTX 1660 VENTUS XS OC
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8Gb DDR4-3200
  • Mobo: ASRock B450-HDV
  • SSD: Crucial BX500 1Tb
  • PSU: Corsair CX450

Is that PSU enough? I’ve been watching other YouTubers buy 550+watts PSUs w/ similar spec computers and it’s making me think I made the wrong choice. 

I’m super psyched to build this pc when everything comes in, but I can’t shake this feeling of unease. Maybe you guys can help put my mind at rest? I don’t plan on overclocking at all, btw!

Thanks in advance for the help!!

Your fine my brother though, you have VERY little room for upgrade 

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5 hours ago, Reflow4 said:

Your fine my brother though, you have VERY little room for upgrade 

You can run a 3950x and a 2080ti on a 450w. What are you talking about?


5Head :wine_glass: AH YES

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8 hours ago, gloop said:

You can run a 3950x and a 2080ti on a 450w. What are you talking about?

A 2080 ti and a 3950X by itself is 355 watts 

with all other parts is over 450

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28 minutes ago, Reflow4 said:

A 2080 ti and a 3950X by itself is 355 watts 

with all other parts is over 450

 


5Head :wine_glass: AH YES

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