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What PSU should I buy, when I calculated how much watts my pc will need in OuterVision Power Supply Calculator is recommended a 495watt PSU but underneath that they recommended me a 700 watt 80 + Bronze powersupply. What should I get a 500 watt PSU or stick with the one that they recommended?????? image.thumb.png.5b8be169985da75e4366b1a6a413451d.png

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Most psu calculators are very inaccurate. What are your specs?

Where are you shopping / located? Budget?

 

Moved to Cases and Power Supplies.


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With a power draw estimate of 500W, your PC should draw closer to 250W. Don't get the crappy PSU it recommended either, just get a good 400-450W PSU. 

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Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

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Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + ML120 + NF-F12

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710

Logitech G502/G303

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

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Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of me. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
34 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

Most psu calculators are very inaccurate. What are your specs?

Where are you shopping / located? Budget?

 

Moved to Cases and Power Supplies.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GDDR5 

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD 

MSI X470GPLUS

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16

NZXT Kraken X52

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

 

 

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4 hours ago, Ahmad Masalha said:

What PSU should I buy, when I calculated how much watts my pc will need in OuterVision Power Supply Calculator is recommended a 495watt PSU but underneath that they recommended me a 700 watt 80 + Bronze powersupply. What should I get a 500 watt PSU or stick with the one that they recommended?????? 

That Outervision thing is just utter garbage and overestimates what you need between 50 and 100%. The Values it uses for calculating are either total bogus shit that someone pulled out of their behind or absolute worst case TDP values. Like Motor start spinning of a HDD for like 10ms or so, at most.

 


And with that components, even with medium OC, a 400W PSU would be plenty, so look for good quality, entry level gold ones. Like Bitfenix Formula, be quiet Straight Power 11, Bitfenix Whisper M, Cougar GX-F or something like that.

 

To be on the safe side, you could go for 550W, but 650W is just a waste of money. With that you should rather look for better quality units that also have a higher efficiency than to go "Overwatt"...


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