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ekoh

Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2009
Location
Kansas' OC Dungeon
Last time I built a system was 2010, did minor upgrades between then and now but had been with my trusty and still working tx850w Corsair. It was always overkill. I've used the PSU calculator sites but how accurate are they?

The build I am looking to slap together consists of

i5 7600k
z270 mobo (undecided which, most likely asus)
480gb SSD
2x8gb GSkill Ram
RX 480 reference
El Gato HD60pro capture card


that's it really

How much wattage and what brand would you recommend?
 

Mandrake4565

Mr. Clean Senior Member
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Jan 12, 2012
Even with a mild Oc you can still get away with a quality 500 w Psu if you want a bit overkill get a 650 w
 

EarthDog

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If you are only ever using single card amd overclocking both the cpu and gpu, a quality 550w unit is plenty.

I suggest evga 550w b2/b3 or g2/g3. The g series is the best bang for your buck Tier 1A, while the bronze is a good psu, and inexpensive (bronze rated).
 

ihrsetrdr

Señor Senior Member
Joined
May 17, 2005
Ah, a very timely thread for me, am having cyclical boot/reboot issues, suspecting my 9 year old Rosewill Xtreme PSU might be getting long-in-the-tooth.
 

Mandrake4565

Mr. Clean Senior Member
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Ah, a very timely thread for me, am having cyclical boot/reboot issues, suspecting my 9 year old Rosewill Xtreme PSU might be getting long-in-the-tooth.
Can't go wrong with anything from Evga or Seasonic these days.
 
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ekoh

ekoh

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Location
Kansas' OC Dungeon
went to snag the 550 g3 and found the 650 g3 for the same price so I'm grabbing that. Since im headed the m-itx route I figured the smaller PSU will do me right.

Thanks for the advice!
 

DaveB

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2000
Last time I built a system was 2010, did minor upgrades between then and now but had been with my trusty and still working tx850w Corsair. It was always overkill. I've used the PSU calculator sites but how accurate are they?

The build I am looking to slap together consists of

i5 7600k
z270 mobo (undecided which, most likely asus)
480gb SSD
2x8gb GSkill Ram
RX 480 reference
El Gato HD60pro capture card


that's it really

How much wattage and what brand would you recommend?

went to snag the 550 g3 and found the 650 g3 for the same price so I'm grabbing that. Since im headed the m-itx route I figured the smaller PSU will do me right.

Thanks for the advice!
Your build shows two PCI-e cards and now you say you're going mini ITX which will only provide one slot. This is a no go so you will have to go micro ATX.
 
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ekoh

ekoh

Member
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Mar 29, 2009
Location
Kansas' OC Dungeon
Between the first post and ordering my PSU I chose to go smaller. With that said - I've opted to get the HD60S. USB 3.0 - lagless operation like the pro. Had to see it to believe it, though .... I was impressed

Good eye, none the less.