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How much wattage needed for this pc?

So im building a pc and need to know what psu to buy/use:

1060 6gb dual fan
1x 8gb ram
Ryzen 5 1400
A320M-HDV mobo
1366 x 768 monitor
1tb hdd
120 gb ssd

To clarify, the case (deepcool kendomen) comes with 5 preinstalled 120mm coolers and a 400w 80+ bronze psu, not planing on ovorclocking, is that enough?

My old pc has a 500w psu but i think is not that trustworthy, should i try using it instead? Also, will changing to a 3gb 1060 make a difference?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. You'd need to check out the specs on that PSU to be sure. I'd imagine that if it came with the case then it's probably junk and should be replaced with a quality unit ASAP.

    What was the 500W PSU make/model?
  2. A 400W PSU is enough for that system setup. I don't know how good is the one included on that case. I don't see any info about the PSU. That makes me worry.
    For a 1366 x 768 monitor there will be no difference between 3GB or 6GB
  3. A good 300W would be plenty for your system. But there usually aren't any good PSUs below 400W.

    PSU quality is more relevant. Are you able to share the model number?
  4. little typo, the certificated deepcool psu is 500w not 400w
  5. Rexper said:
    A good 300W would be plenty for your system. But there usually aren't any good PSUs below 400W.

    PSU quality is more relevant. Are you able to share the model number?

    its a qori or quri, i cant really make out the name
  6. volkgren said:
    You'd need to check out the specs on that PSU to be sure. I'd imagine that if it came with the case then it's probably junk and should be replaced with a quality unit ASAP.

    What was the 500W PSU make/model?

    its a quri or qori, its greyish and the color of the font is black and organge
  7. jojesa said:
    A 400W PSU is enough for that system setup. I don't know how good is the one included on that case. I don't see any info about the PSU. That makes me worry.
    For a 1366 x 768 monitor there will be no difference between 3GB or 6GB

    so i wont see a difference in performance if i choose the 6gb card?
  8. argjulilom said:
    jojesa said:
    A 400W PSU is enough for that system setup. I don't know how good is the one included on that case. I don't see any info about the PSU. That makes me worry.
    For a 1366 x 768 monitor there will be no difference between 3GB or 6GB

    so i wont see a difference in performance if i choose the 6gb card?



    Probably not, that's a pretty low resolution. You'd likely be CPU limited.
  9. Best answer
    argjulilom said:
    jojesa said:
    A 400W PSU is enough for that system setup. I don't know how good is the one included on that case. I don't see any info about the PSU. That makes me worry.
    For a 1366 x 768 monitor there will be no difference between 3GB or 6GB

    so i wont see a difference in performance if i choose the 6gb card?


    If you are planning getting a better display then you could go with the 6GB version
  10. jojesa said:
    argjulilom said:
    jojesa said:
    A 400W PSU is enough for that system setup. I don't know how good is the one included on that case. I don't see any info about the PSU. That makes me worry.
    For a 1366 x 768 monitor there will be no difference between 3GB or 6GB

    so i wont see a difference in performance if i choose the 6gb card?


    If you are planning getting a better display then you could go with the 6GB version


    it gets pretty hot where i live and i cant find any 3gb 1060s with 2 fans in my country. i do plan upgrading in the future and also i think the higher clock speed is a nice to have
  11. Rexper said:
    A good 300W would be plenty for your system. But there usually aren't any good PSUs below 400W.

    PSU quality is more relevant. Are you able to share the model number?


    No, a 300w is way to low for that system, you'll need at least a 450w, You'll be running the PSU at max load which causes much faster degradation and would be a ticking time bomb waiting to catch fire.
  12. argjulilom said:
    jojesa said:
    argjulilom said:
    jojesa said:
    A 400W PSU is enough for that system setup. I don't know how good is the one included on that case. I don't see any info about the PSU. That makes me worry.
    For a 1366 x 768 monitor there will be no difference between 3GB or 6GB

    so i wont see a difference in performance if i choose the 6gb card?


    If you are planning getting a better display then you could go with the 6GB version


    it gets pretty hot where i live and i cant find any 3gb 1060s with 2 fans in my country. i do plan upgrading in the future and also i think the higher clock speed is a nice to have


    Dispite both being labled as 1060's the 6gb variant actually has more cores making the card actually a different card, and go for the 6gb variant, one for the dual fans, and 2 once you upgrade that monitor to 1080p you'll want the extra 3gb's of Vram for the bigger textures of 1080p vs 768p.
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