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Old 15-09-20, 09:56 AM
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PSU Wattage recommendation

Just wondering what people opinion are on what wattage to go for. Some say 500w is enough but some people say don't go under 600w?

I'm going to be using it for general use, gaming and maybe some photo/video editing so what are peoples opinion?

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Old 15-09-20, 10:00 AM
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That will vary depending on which hardware you have. We need to know more information buddy.
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Old 15-09-20, 10:02 AM
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Just wondering what people opinion are on what wattage to go for. Some say 500w is enough but some people say don't go under 600w?

I'm going to be using it for general use, gaming and maybe some photo/video editing so what are peoples opinion?
You need to list all the major components of your PC for an answer.

This can give you a rough idea too

https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator
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Old 15-09-20, 11:45 AM
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Sorry should have thought, i'm looking at.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Ediition 42 CFM CPU Cooler
ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus Wifi Micro ATX
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB DDR4-3200
Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB
Thinking I'm going to wait out for the 3070 (unsure which one)
Corsair Spec-delta RGB ATX mid tower (Unsure on this open to suggestions)
be quiet! Straight Power 11 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

I looked on that link and that is the PSU it recommended.
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Old 15-09-20, 11:58 AM
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You're not going to be at risk with a good/branded 500W model and these parts, assuming no watercooling or overclocking or anything like that, but it is a tad tight so you'll likely get more lifetime out of a 600W+ by virtue of both reduced rate of capacitor degradation and allowing more future upgrade options.
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