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How much wattage do i need in a PSU

Im building a new PC, i used different wattage calculators to determine my wattage which is around 300-390. I am trying to find how much wattage in a PSU is safe to use. Would a 500+ bronze be safe?

parts:
CPU: Ryzen 1600
MB: Gigabyte A350 gaming atx
GPU: RX 580 4gb
SSD: sandisk 120gb
HDD: WD blue 1tb
RAM: 8gb Crucial
PSU: ?
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  1. Jhazxo said:
    Im building a new PC, i used different wattage calculators to determine my wattage which is around 300-390. I am trying to find how much wattage in a PSU is safe to use. Would a 500+ bronze be safe?

    parts:
    CPU: Ryzen 1600
    MB: Gigabyte A350 gaming atx
    GPU: RX 580 4gb
    SSD: sandisk 120gb
    HDD: WD blue 1tb
    RAM: 8gb Crucial
    PSU: ?


    I always reccomend a good PSU, for example, a CS550M would be a good option!
  2. A quality 500w sould do. Lehan's makes a great suggestion.
  3. The best thing to do would to go to pcpartpicker.com, fill out your parts, than see estimated wattage
  4. Flibbi_boi said:
    The best thing to do would to go to pcpartpicker.com, fill out your parts, than see estimated wattage


    Honestly the PCPartPicker power supply calculator is not very good. The outervision calculator is the best one.
  5. Lehan123456789 said:
    I always reccomend a good PSU, for example, a CS550M would be a good option!


    Those are not good PSUs, they're made by Great Wall, which makes the abysmal CX power supplies. You want something more like the HX or AX if you're buying Corsair. The EVGA G2 / P2 are also some of the best you can get.
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    Great Wall makes very good power supplies including the CS series and the new refresh of the TX series for Corsair. They made some very good units for OCZ in the past as well. They did not ever make a CX unit. The only criticism I've ever seen of the CS is that it was overpriced.

    This is the only power supply calculator you need.

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

    It even overestimates a bit to account for lower quality units.
  7. The CS series are ok. Quality isn't the best especially for thier price you can usually find a better unit like a Evga G2, Seasonic G or Corsair RMx for the same price.
    Great Wall does make the newly released CX(non m) units but no reviews yet so the jury is still out on how those will be.
  8. bignastyid said:
    The CS series are ok. Quality isn't the best especially for thier price you can usually find a better unit like a Evga G2, Seasonic G or Corsair RMx for the same price.
    Great Wall does make the newly released CX(non m) units but no reviews yet so the jury is still out on how those will be.


    OK so I was 1/2 right on that one. :lol:
  9. Lehan123456789 said:
    Flibbi_boi said:
    The best thing to do would to go to pcpartpicker.com, fill out your parts, than see estimated wattage


    Honestly the PCPartPicker power supply calculator is not very good. The outervision calculator is the best one.



    Thx I wasn't aware of that
  10. I stand corrected. I had no idea Corsair was even launching a fully wired CX refresh much less that Great Wall would be the OEM. The CS is still a decent unit that's mostly a 'no buy' because of price. It's certainly not trash.
  11. bignastyid said:
    The CS series are ok. Quality isn't the best especially for thier price you can usually find a better unit like a Evga G2, Seasonic G or Corsair RMx for the same price.
    Great Wall does make the newly released CX(non m) units but no reviews yet so the jury is still out on how those will be.


    Sorry, I live in a australia, and pricing must be different because G2 power supplies are far more expensive than CS ones.
  12. Lehan123456789 said:
    bignastyid said:
    The CS series are ok. Quality isn't the best especially for thier price you can usually find a better unit like a Evga G2, Seasonic G or Corsair RMx for the same price.
    Great Wall does make the newly released CX(non m) units but no reviews yet so the jury is still out on how those will be.


    Sorry, I live in a australia, and pricing must be different because G2 power supplies are far more expensive than CS ones.


    Yeah that can happen in AUD. But there's good PSUs at every price level. Corsair makes a lot of good power supplies - their AXi and HXi units are some of the best you can buy, and the AX and HX are very good as well. But they also do have a lot of bad PSUs in their lineup. Every manufacturer is like this, and EVGA, Corsair, Antec - no manufacturer is immune from this.
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