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Seasonic GX 550w - Will it be enough?

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1 minute ago, Euxyh said:

I have the arctic 34 duo fan cooler.

That will go just fine without overcloking,

1 minute ago, Euxyh said:

Still haven't decided on a case.

 

Phanteks P400A (rgb or not) are very good. If you get the rgb variant buy 1x 120mm fan for rear exhaust. if you buy the non rgb one get 2x120mm fans on the front for intake.

 

2 minutes ago, Euxyh said:

Why odd going for Intel?

Well ryzne 5 5600x matches and beats 10900k and is 300$ (if found at stock) While it certainly beats the 10700 non k. Also it uses less pwoer so you can get away with 80-100$ motherboard and 30$ cooler. or just 80€ mobo and stock cooler is also fine for ryzen. With intel you need better motherboard to handle the Power usage of  their cpus. Als good cooling. That cooler is enoguh for stock clocks at well ventilated case. If plannin to oc consider top of the line aircoolers like Dark rock pro 4 

Hi all,

So I'm new to PC building, and as of now I have these components secured:

 

I7 - 10700

Asus z490a

2*8gb 3200

GeForce 3060ti FE

Nvme m.2 500gb SSD

 

I already ordered the Seasonic GX 550w but now I'm afraid it might not be enough? Is it crucial to upgrade to a 650w? 

 

Also, would I be able to pull some boosting to the cpu (non K), say to 3.5ghz with this PSU?

 

 

Thanks!

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22 minutes ago, Legendary King said:

If you just ordered the 550 I'll suggest you just go for an upgrade

Thanks for replying.

It'll be kind of an hassle to cancel and re order that's why I'm asking if it's a must in your opinion.

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550w should be fine. You will be taking around 450W from the 12V rail at the worst scenario without overclocking the gpu.

 

Anyway at full stress test without overclocking you will be drawing under 500w so you will be fine.

At gaming you will be drawing around 300-450w depending on the title and settings.

 

550w is plenty for stock. You should measure the power usage by using HWinfo64. Full stess test with aida64 and calculate all the cpu,socket,gpu,motherboard,ram,storages and fan wattage together. should be under 500w.

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Main PC:

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Test Rig.

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Ryzen 5 3400G || Gigabyte b450 S2H || Hyper X fury 2x4gb 2666mhz cl 16 ||Stock cooler || Antec NX100 || Silverstone essential 400w || Transgend SSD 220s 480gb ||

Just Sold

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| i3 9100F || Msi Gaming X gtx 1050 TI || MSI Z390 A-Pro || Kingston 1x16gb 2400mhz cl17 || Stock cooler || Kolink Horizon RGB || Corsair CV 550w || Pny CS900 120gb ||

 

Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

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Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

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Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

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Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

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Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

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Case Tier List. Work In Progress. Most Phanteks airflow series cases already done!

Ask me anything :)

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1 minute ago, SavageNeo said:

550w should be fine. You will be taking around 450W from the 12V rail at the worst scenario without overclocking the gpu.

 

Anyway at full stress test without overclocking you will be drawing under 500w so you will be fine.

At gaming you will be drawing around 300-450w depending on the title and settings.

 

550w is plenty for stock. You should measure the power usage by using HWinfo64. Full stess test with aida64 and calculate all the cpu,socket,gpu,motherboard,ram,storages and fan wattage together. should be under 500w.

Can I still boost the CPU a little in your opinion? I know it's locked, but I read I can still squeeze some Ghz via the motherboard, CPU vcore to 1.27 I believe.

 

Thanks!

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Just now, Euxyh said:

Can I still boost the CPU a little in your opinion? I know it's locked, but I read I can still squeeze some Ghz via the motherboard, CPU vcore to 1.27 I believe.

 

Thanks!

I mean sure. Odd to go Intel right now. You must be from somewhere alse than USA? Anyway yes you will be able to boost just fine. It is just that 10700 non k is really bad value, also what cooler do you have? The motherboard is somewhat cabable of running that cpu. But the stock cooler wont get you near anwhere? Also what case do you havew?

QUOTE ME  FOR ANSWER.

 

Main PC:

Spoiler

|Ryzen 7 3700x, OC to 4.2ghz @1.3V, 67C, or 4.4ghz @1.456V, 87C || Asus strix 5700 XT, +50 core, +50 memory, +50 power (not a great overclocker) || Asus Strix b550-A || G.skill trident Z Neo rgb 32gb 3600mhz cl16-19-19-19-39, oc to 3733mhz with the same timings || Cooler Master ml360 RGB AIO || Phanteks P500A Digital || Thermaltake ToughPower grand RGB750w 80+gold || Samsung 850 250gb and Adata SX 6000 Lite 500gb || Toshiba 5400rpm 1tb || Asus Rog Theta 7.1 || Asus Rog claymore || Asus Gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz || 

Test Rig.

Spoiler

Ryzen 5 3400G || Gigabyte b450 S2H || Hyper X fury 2x4gb 2666mhz cl 16 ||Stock cooler || Antec NX100 || Silverstone essential 400w || Transgend SSD 220s 480gb ||

Just Sold

Spoiler

| i3 9100F || Msi Gaming X gtx 1050 TI || MSI Z390 A-Pro || Kingston 1x16gb 2400mhz cl17 || Stock cooler || Kolink Horizon RGB || Corsair CV 550w || Pny CS900 120gb ||

 

Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

Spoiler

 

Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

Spoiler

 

Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

Spoiler

 

Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

Spoiler

 

Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

Spoiler

 

Case Tier List. Work In Progress. Most Phanteks airflow series cases already done!

Ask me anything :)

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1 minute ago, SavageNeo said:

I mean sure. Odd to go Intel right now. You must be from somewhere alse than USA? Anyway yes you will be able to boost just fine. It is just that 10700 non k is really bad value, also what cooler do you have? The motherboard is somewhat cabable of running that cpu. But the stock cooler wont get you near anwhere? Also what case do you havew?

Why odd going for Intel? Just out of curiosity. And why is it a bad value going for the non K variant? If I'm not planning of overclocking. I have the arctic 34 duo fan cooler. Still haven't decided on a case.

 

Do you recommend I'll get the 10700k (now that I'm with the z490, I kinda have to go with Intel) and change the PSU to 650?

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1 minute ago, Euxyh said:

I have the arctic 34 duo fan cooler.

That will go just fine without overcloking,

1 minute ago, Euxyh said:

Still haven't decided on a case.

 

Phanteks P400A (rgb or not) are very good. If you get the rgb variant buy 1x 120mm fan for rear exhaust. if you buy the non rgb one get 2x120mm fans on the front for intake.

 

2 minutes ago, Euxyh said:

Why odd going for Intel?

Well ryzne 5 5600x matches and beats 10900k and is 300$ (if found at stock) While it certainly beats the 10700 non k. Also it uses less pwoer so you can get away with 80-100$ motherboard and 30$ cooler. or just 80€ mobo and stock cooler is also fine for ryzen. With intel you need better motherboard to handle the Power usage of  their cpus. Als good cooling. That cooler is enoguh for stock clocks at well ventilated case. If plannin to oc consider top of the line aircoolers like Dark rock pro 4 

QUOTE ME  FOR ANSWER.

 

Main PC:

Spoiler

|Ryzen 7 3700x, OC to 4.2ghz @1.3V, 67C, or 4.4ghz @1.456V, 87C || Asus strix 5700 XT, +50 core, +50 memory, +50 power (not a great overclocker) || Asus Strix b550-A || G.skill trident Z Neo rgb 32gb 3600mhz cl16-19-19-19-39, oc to 3733mhz with the same timings || Cooler Master ml360 RGB AIO || Phanteks P500A Digital || Thermaltake ToughPower grand RGB750w 80+gold || Samsung 850 250gb and Adata SX 6000 Lite 500gb || Toshiba 5400rpm 1tb || Asus Rog Theta 7.1 || Asus Rog claymore || Asus Gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz || 

Test Rig.

Spoiler

Ryzen 5 3400G || Gigabyte b450 S2H || Hyper X fury 2x4gb 2666mhz cl 16 ||Stock cooler || Antec NX100 || Silverstone essential 400w || Transgend SSD 220s 480gb ||

Just Sold

Spoiler

| i3 9100F || Msi Gaming X gtx 1050 TI || MSI Z390 A-Pro || Kingston 1x16gb 2400mhz cl17 || Stock cooler || Kolink Horizon RGB || Corsair CV 550w || Pny CS900 120gb ||

 

Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

Spoiler

 

Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

Spoiler

 

Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

Spoiler

 

Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

Spoiler

 

Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

Spoiler

 

Case Tier List. Work In Progress. Most Phanteks airflow series cases already done!

Ask me anything :)

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