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Will 80+ Gold 550w be enough?

Alexsaurus_Reks
  • 1 month ago

Hello, I’m currently building my first pc. During this process I’ve realized my budget was a bit tighter. So the GPU was on the chopping block. Originally I was going with a 5700xt, but I’ve decided I’ll upgrade this November and just deal with a RX 580. But. This thing is apparently a THICC power hog. I’ve already bought my psu and was wondering if 550w would be enough when demand gets high on the gpu since the power calculated through this site was 400w+. I don’t plan on overclocking anything btw. I’m fairly new to all these PC shenanigans so educate me if I’m not understanding something right. Here’s the link to the full build https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Alexsaurus_Reks/saved/#view=xrHW3C

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

550 is probably fine, but you selected a SFX power supply instead of an ATX. Here is an ATX which is still an EVGA by about $20 less expensive. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/v6qBD3/evga-supernova-ga-550-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-ga-0550-x1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That system consumes around 300W in an overclocked gaming scenario, probably less.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Damn. See I didn’t even know that was a thing lol. I appreciate the feedback though guys! I do believe it did come with it however. I just got it in the mail today actually lol

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