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The Ole "Do I Have Enough Watts" Question

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm sure you guys get this question all the time, but I just need to make sure that I'm getting the right PSU. I was going to get a 550W Gold+, but recently I've start leaning towards a 650W Gold+. Here are the specs:
Case: NZXT H510

CPU: R5 3600

CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML240L RGB V2

GPU: 5700XT

Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200

Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk

Storage: 1 500GB SSD, 1 128GB SSD, 1 2TB HDD

 

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550w is sufficient


r5 3600 3.7GHz@1.0125v(0.975v get) | Noctua Nh l9x65 am4 | MSI b450i gaming ac | crucial ballistix 2x8 3600mhz|Zotac 2060 amp 1965mhz@900mv | 256GB Samsung 950 pro nvme | 1TB Adata su800 | 4TB HGST drive | Silverstone SX500-LG | Silverstone ML08

HTPC i3 7300 | Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H | 16GB G Skill | Adata XPG SX8000 128GB M.2 | Many HDDs | Rosewill FBM-01 | Corsair CXM 450W

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Cyracus said:

550w is sufficient

Sure it's sufficient, but what if I were to OC my cpu and/or gpu?

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According to pcpartpicker you need at least 429 W so the 550W is good with Wattage to spare for OC


CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz OC 4.7GHz 8-Core Processor 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B365M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL20 Memory 
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Western Digital RE2 400 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB SC GAMING Video Card 
Power Supply: Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 700 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit 
Monitor: Dell ST2410 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor 
Monitor: NEC LCD1960NXi 19.0" 1280x1024 60 Hz Monitor 
Keyboard: Alienware AW768 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard 
Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Pro - White Shadow Wired Optical Mouse 
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 280 PRO  Headphones 

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Just now, LewisBros said:

Sure it's sufficient, but what if I were to OC my cpu and/or gpu?

just don't upgrade to a 3900x and 2080ti and you'll be ok


r5 3600 3.7GHz@1.0125v(0.975v get) | Noctua Nh l9x65 am4 | MSI b450i gaming ac | crucial ballistix 2x8 3600mhz|Zotac 2060 amp 1965mhz@900mv | 256GB Samsung 950 pro nvme | 1TB Adata su800 | 4TB HGST drive | Silverstone SX500-LG | Silverstone ML08

HTPC i3 7300 | Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H | 16GB G Skill | Adata XPG SX8000 128GB M.2 | Many HDDs | Rosewill FBM-01 | Corsair CXM 450W

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Perrytheplatypus43 said:

According to pcpartpicker you need at least 429 W so the 550W is good with Wattage to spare for OC

Just to clarify. Is pcpartpicker usually pretty accurate with the estimated wattage?

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Do you plan on buying a high end card from the new nvidia GPU lineup that should be coming out this year? There rumored to have higher TDP then previous ones, though even then I wouldn't even go more than 650 Watt.

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1 minute ago, LewisBros said:

Just to clarify. Is pcpartpicker usually pretty accurate with the estimated wattage?

they are very accurate

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1 minute ago, LewisBros said:

Just to clarify. Is pcpartpicker usually pretty accurate with the estimated wattage?

Yes i used it for my build and it worked fine.


CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz OC 4.7GHz 8-Core Processor 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B365M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL20 Memory 
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Western Digital RE2 400 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB SC GAMING Video Card 
Power Supply: Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 700 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit 
Monitor: Dell ST2410 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor 
Monitor: NEC LCD1960NXi 19.0" 1280x1024 60 Hz Monitor 
Keyboard: Alienware AW768 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard 
Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Pro - White Shadow Wired Optical Mouse 
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 280 PRO  Headphones 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, RAM555789 said:

Do you plan on buying a high end card from the new nvidia GPU lineup that should be coming out this year? There rumored to have higher TDP then previous ones, though even then I wouldn't even go more than 650 Watt.

I don't think so. I just want to make sure that even 

 

1 minute ago, DotzHyper said:

they are very accurate

Alright sounds good. Thanks!

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, RAM555789 said:

Do you plan on buying a high end card from the new nvidia GPU lineup that should be coming out this year? There rumored to have higher TDP then previous ones, though even then I wouldn't even go more than 650 Watt.

I don't think so. I just want to make sure that 550W is enough for those exact parts. I may throw in a Noctua outtake fan or 2, but the parts I have listed are probably going to be there until I HAVE to upgrade to play at good quality.

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5 hours ago, LewisBros said:

Just to clarify. Is pcpartpicker usually pretty accurate with the estimated wattage?

Not really, but they're better than some other wattage calculators out there. It'll be close enough that it won't really matter but don't take it as gospel.

550W would be fine. If 650W would make you feel better then go for it, it's probably only a few dollars extra anyway. Just don't make the mistake of foregoing a good 550W unit for a crappy 650W unit.


CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x16GB 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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2 minutes ago, Spotty said:

don't take it as gospel.

yeah it is an estimation


CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz OC 4.7GHz 8-Core Processor 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B365M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL20 Memory 
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Western Digital RE2 400 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB SC GAMING Video Card 
Power Supply: Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 700 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit 
Monitor: Dell ST2410 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor 
Monitor: NEC LCD1960NXi 19.0" 1280x1024 60 Hz Monitor 
Keyboard: Alienware AW768 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard 
Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Pro - White Shadow Wired Optical Mouse 
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 280 PRO  Headphones 

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