53 months ago
If PCPP says my build will use about 280 watts does that mean a 500-550w will pull 500w but only 280w will be used? Will the left over 220watts be wasted? Or will it just pull what the PC needs (280w)?
I will overclock and add a CPU Cooler in the future, add LED fans to the case, and I will probably upgrade to a R9 280/380 if the R7 260x/360 doesn't satisfy so that's why I am getting a 500-550w PSU.
If that PSU is **** then here are some other PSUs:
If those are also **** (Or to OP) then please recommend.
|CPU||AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor||$76.98 @ Newegg|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard||$77.98 @ Newegg|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$44.49 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card||$84.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case||$69.99 @ B&H|
|Power Supply||EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply||$48.99 @ Amazon|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$15.98 @ Newegg|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)||$99.00 @ Adorama|
|Monitor||Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor||$159.00 @ B&H|
|Other||Old Keyboard From Previous PC||Purchased|
|Other||Old Mouse From Previous PC||Purchased|
|Other||HGST Deskstar HDS721010CLA632 From Previous PC||Purchased|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Total (before mail-in rebates)||$694.40|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-14|
Btw How accurate is PCPP with the estimated wattage?