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What psu should i get ?

tripslow1

6 months ago

i am new to pc building and am wondering how much watts i would need for this build.i know it says the wattage on ur build but i wondering how much u would need if u are overclocking etc.thanks for any response.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/frcdLJ

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  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a 550 watt PSU. Even a 450 one would work, and you don't need to OC that processor either.

With that board with NO LLC, i would just run it stock and still get near 4.0GHz, and that's it. :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

the pcpp wattage calculator is like the rated worst case scenario. meaning its generally a high estimate. Since most decent power supplies start at the 550W area if I were you I'd feel very comfortable getting a quality 550W power supply for that build. (overclocking isn't going to suddenly draw double the rated power or anything like that) if you plan to get a higher powered GPU at some point then maybe a 650W just for plenty of headroom, but the 550W is probably fine at that point too.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you i think ill go with a 550w

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

i should mention that GPUs are getting more power efficient, so you should be fine with 550W

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

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