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Does my build need a 600W PSU or higher PSU? (PC Part Picker list in Description)

In the comments of this newegg Q&A section people have said it needs a 600W or higher PSU. My build on PC part picker says that my whole build will only take up about 423W of power. I would really prefer to get a 500W PSU as it makes my build a bit cheaper, but I want to make sure that all my components can draw as much power as they need.

Oh, and if anyone has any improvements to this build that keep it around the same price, I'd love to hear them.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Thyminecraft/saved/YfBTwP
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  1. i would get this psu http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9 it has plenty of power, is very high quality, and is the same price as the one you have in your build.
  2. i'm not an expert, but here are a few things to consider:
    -efficiency is at its peak around 50% load
    -factor in capacitor aging (so pushing near full capacity is not really a good idea)
    -consider future upgrades, additional fans/hdd's etc
  3. Danbuscus25 said:
    i would get this psu http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9 it has plenty of power, is very high quality, and is the same price as the one you have in your build.


    Are you sure that 550W is enough for my build? That's really the main thing I'm concerned about. And when I say "enough for my build," I mean running current recent games on very high and ultra.
  4. Danbuscus25 said:
    i would get this psu http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9 it has plenty of power, is very high quality, and is the same price as the one you have in your build.


    ^this or

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze

    Great psu with 5 years warranty and amazing build quality for the price.
  5. Best answer
    a 400w psu would even work, though not recomended. when you add up all the wattage the components use, you get about 369 when you factor in the ram, hdd, mobo, fans, etc.
  6. Danbuscus25 said:
    a 400w psu would even work, though not recomended. when you add up all the wattage the components use, you get about 369 when you factor in the ram, hdd, mobo, fans, etc.


    Okay thank you.
  7. no problem :)
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