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Second opinion for PSU

JacJac19

1 month ago

Planned build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HHNJhy

Someone recommended to me Seasonic Focus+ 80+ Gold; would this (650W) be too much for my system?

Choosing between 550W and 650W right now but I'm thinking of how much it affects electricity consumption and future upgradability.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For the above build, 550 watt are more than enough.

And even if you change the processor and the GPU to a better one, even then a 550 Watt unit would be plenty.

Now for the Seasonic one, the price difference between the 550 and 650 Watt unit is only $9!

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/bkp323,WrNypg/

So you can just get the 650 Watt unit.

Choosing between 550W and 650W right now but I'm thinking of how much it affects electricity consumption

Choosing a PSU from the same manufacturer same model and same efficiency rating, regardless the wattage, you will pay the same.

And even if the manufacturer wouldn't be the same, even then the difference would be negligible.

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