Okay. So I finished my rig on pcpartpicker for the most part. I may edit some things here and there to shave off some bucks, but I still don't know what psu I need to get. I tried using a calculator, but it honestly confused me with all the options you had to choose from. Pcpartpicker says the estimated wattage is 344W, but I KNOW that is not all I need. That is just too low. I assume that is just the sum wattage of the parts, but not the minimal whole psu wattage required correct? I would assume that because I was expecting to have to get at the very LEAST a 500-600W psu. I don't need any recommendations towards any one psu in general, just the amount of wattage (and some to spare in case I want to upgrade things) Thank you!
Is there a reason I need a wattage significantly over what the site estimates? I mean I knew I would, but I don't understand why.Is there power lost or something? Thank you for the answers btw everyone.