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New pc build, do i have enough power?

Hello,

Just made / purchased this build : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4z9XJx

I am worried about my 550w psu not being enough :ouch:. I picked up the gpu last minute because it was on sale and a good deal.

Thanks,
Aaron.
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  1. Yeah, you have enough. All you really need for that setup is 500 watts. I would have told you to get a better quality PSU but you already purchased it, but still you have enough power.
  2. My bad i just noticed that was the wrong psu included. I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007WLRFE4/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    (thats why the psu price is so cheap)
  3. I've never heard of that PSU, and its not even on the tier list. I'd invest some money in a tier 3 or above 500w PSU, if you can. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100w10500kr Here's a cheap t3 $29.99
  4. Alright well i canceled the amazon order. I guess i can order a better psu on payday next week. What psu should i look at for my pc?
  5. The one I linked will do fine. If you're willing to spend $59.99 you can get a tier 1 550 watt PSU
  6. A quality 450W is more than enough. Definitely return that Ark PSU, I can't even find the OEM on it which means that is is going to be complete junk. Go with Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, etc. Give me a budget for your PSU and I'll recommend you one.
  7. Best answer
    Yes, they are good enough. Tier 3 is baseline for PSUs. As I've said before if you're willing to spend a bit more you can get a quality psu, but yeah both of those will do.
  8. Alright thank you for helping.
  9. Ok, glad I could help :D don't be afraid to private message me if you have any other questions.
  10. Blaise170 said:
    A quality 450W is more than enough. Definitely return that Ark PSU, I can't even find the OEM on it which means that is is going to be complete junk. Go with Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, etc. Give me a budget for your PSU and I'll recommend you one.


    I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.
  11. smith_ said:


    I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.



    PSU should be the most important part of your build. If your PSU dies, it could zap your $600 worth of parts. This is the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450
  12. Blaise170 said:
    smith_ said:


    I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.



    PSU should be the most important part of your build. If your PSU dies, it could zap your $600 worth of parts. This is the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450

    This is a good PSU
  13. Blaise170 said:
    smith_ said:


    I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.



    PSU should be the most important part of your build. If your PSU dies, it could zap your $600 worth of parts. This is the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450


    Thanks for your replies i will take these 3 into consideration.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100w10500kr
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600

    Time for me to sleep.
  14. This one is 550watts but it will be about $64 +shipping and handling and not including mail in rebate. If you include mail in rebate it will be $55. This is a good PSU as well and is on the same tier as the one Blaise170 provided while having more watts as well
  15. smith_ said:
    Blaise170 said:
    smith_ said:


    I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.



    PSU should be the most important part of your build. If your PSU dies, it could zap your $600 worth of parts. This is the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450


    Thanks for your reply i will take these 3 into consideration.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100w10500kr
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600

    Time for me to sleep.

    Get the capstone then. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9 if you can
  16. Yes, it's a good PSU. Tier 2a according to the tier list. Seasonic makes quality PSUs
  17. Thanks. Ill keep you posted mr drone.
  18. Ok. Good luck with your build and don't afraid to ask me any questions you might have left.
  19. I'd suggest getting the Capstone if you can. Those particular Seasonic models have a problem with coil whine under load.
  20. Blaise170 said:
    I'd suggest getting the Capstone if you can. Those particular Seasonic models have a problem with coil whine under load.
    Whats your opinion on the http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Watt-EPS%C2%A0-CX600/dp/B0092ML0OC/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1405909894&sr=1-4&keywords=psu+certified ?
  21. It is a tier 3 PSU. But it is 600 watts. It will power your build just fine.
  22. The CX600 is okay but at that price you are better with the S12II or Capstone. The only reason I recommended the Capstone over the S12II is the coil whine, the S12II is still a very good PSU.
  23. Seasonic. While none of those are bad, the Seasonic is still the best. The Corsair CX series is based on a CWT platform which uses Chinese capacitors like Capxon which are not designed for the stress of a high end system. The EVGA B series is HEC based and better than the CX series, but HEC will never compete with a Seasonic platform (which is obviously the platform used by the Seasonic S12II).

    The CX600 only actually gives around 580W on the +12V rail too, whereas the S12II will give you the full 520W on the +12V rail.

    So that's my long winded answer about which is the best choice.
  24. XFX makes very good power supplies. I'm pretty sure I linked this one to you too early on.
  25. Was gona pull the trigger on the xfx but i saw that this was only like 10$ more . http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068
  26. Question: I just purchased two of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KJGYNW6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    would this effect my power needs? (pc build refrence: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z7yddC)
  27. You'll be fine with the 550w. Rosewill Capstone and XFX are good PSUs. Depends on which one you want. I'd get the xfx because it's cheaper.
  28. Alright, thank you
  29. Yep either are good.
  30. Yes, but I wouldn't do any overclocking if I were you.
  31. I wasn't going to. Thank you.
  32. Ok no problem
  33. Would you know amazon's policy on returning graphics cards? Like i'm still within the 30 day period, but i opened the package and lost the manual.
  34. No :(
  35. Alright, i think im ok. Thanks anyways.
  36. 280x is much better, there's no comparison. Both will run fine on 550W.
  37. Would the 770 decrease the life of my psu? I dont really game on ultra. But i just got a new 1920x1080 monitor.
  38. The 280x and 770 are basically identical in performance, and it won't harm your PSU since the Capstone is quality. Pick whichever is cheaper in my opinion.
  39. Both are good, and won't harm your PSU as stated already. They'll both max out most games at 1080p with no problems.
  40. If you don't mind me asking why did you buy a 4gb 270x? It seems a little excessive for a card of that power.
  41. Devouringbowl57 said:
    If you don't mind me asking why did you buy a 4gb 270x? It seems a little excessive for a card of that power.


    It was my first build. I kinda rushed it. My ambition was to be able to play witcher 3.
  42. Yeah at that price you could have gotten a 280 with 3gb of onboard ram.
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