Is 550W power supply enough for gaming?

So in short I've been wondering if a 550W power supply will be sufficient for my fairly high grade (specs below) gaming setup. I will be playing GTA 5 on as high settings as I can manage, and other games (e.g Battlefield Hardline, The Witcher 3 and Rainbow 6 siege eventually)similarly, in 1080p. I will also be playing on triple monitors eventually, I know they are powered separately (not via the computers PSU) but I'm not sure how much the extra strain on the GPU will affect power consumption. I will also be using it secondarily as a video editing machine, running Vegas Pro 13, although this is not the primary role of the PC. If 550W isn't enough, please could you state what PSU would be suitable!

Specifications
Intel i5 4690k 3.5ghz
Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 3
8gb Kingston DDR3
4GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 970
1TB SATA III
Corsair H55 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
550W Corsair PSU (I'm ordering from PC Specialist and it doesn't state the rating of the PSU.)

Thanks for any help! I'm new to this, so if i've missed anything out please say
Cheers, Tom!
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  1. Get a XFX 550W or a EVGA 550W G2 0r GS.
  2. If it's 550 as you say, it's likely to be CS, VS or RM series, which are all lower quality than what most of us here feel comfortable recommending. Also, 550 watts won't leave room for much overclocking, if any. If you plan on any overclocking of the cpu/gpu you should consider 600-650 watts. In any case, a higher quality power supply than the ones I mentioned is recommended.
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Get a XFX 550W or a EVGA 550W G2 0r GS.


    He's ordering from PC specialist. All Corsair PSU's. crappy ones.
  4. Some RM's are decent.
  5. I don't purchase any Corsair or recommend them , a few of the RM's are ok.

    I stick to Super Flower for the most part.

    Any 550w Corsair won't be good.
  6. Archaic59 said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Get a XFX 550W or a EVGA 550W G2 0r GS.


    He's ordering from PC specialist. All Corsair PSU's. crappy ones.


    Yep. You can't even opt out of buying a PSU to buy a different make, as blackbird said
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I don't purchase any Corsair or recommend them , a few of the RM's are ok.

    I stick to Super Flower for the most part.

    Any 550w Corsair won't be good.


    THe HX and AX series aren't bad.
  8. Seasonic ones yes.

    Still rather buy a Super Flower.
  9. For Op it will be:
    RM - CWT tier3
    CS - Great Wall tier3
    VS - CWT tier4
  10. RM or nothing , from those.
  11. ^ agreed.
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