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ATX PSU questions

jknudsen

23 months ago

This is my next build https://pcpartpicker.com/user/jknudsen/saved/vKWKZL It currently has a SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply.

I am wondering what "fully modular" means? And my rig will currently output 246W is it bad for my PC to have a power supply that is overpowered?

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

| I am wondering what "fully modular" means?

You only need to attach (to the psu) the cables you actually need, it cuts down on cable clutter in your case. Which as you have a mitx case/build is a good thing :D

| is it bad for my PC to have a power supply that is overpowered?

No, it's kind of a help tbh (within reason) as it means the psu is not heavily loaded so it'll last longer, in your situation prolly way beyond the warranty it comes with.

edit. the cpu supports 2666 ram as standard btw, and with that mobo you could use even faster if you like.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks for the help.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

True but I think in real world applications 2666 ram is not gonna make much of a difference compared to 2400, especially if 2666 end up being more expensive.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

...especially if 2666 end up being more expensive.

That's true. ;)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

There's 3 listings onsite for 2666 that's the same price, and one 3000 ($1 more if you wanna get technical) too

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Op https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator for power supply watts :]

Xpat your answer about the over powered psu. My build is 611w to 650w. It is recommended to get 750w psu. So if I bought a 750w psu it will just be heavily loaded?

So a 1000w plat wouldn't be heavy loaded. What about those left over watts from the psu. I read it isn't good.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

My build is 611w to 650w. It is recommended to get 750w psu. So if I bought a 750w psu it will just be heavily loaded?

I like ~200w above the estimate but a 750w should still be ok.

So a 1000w plat wouldn't be heavy loaded. What about those left over watts from the psu. I read it isn't good.

Excess (left over) watts don't matter.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought a ax1500i i was messing around with a psu calculator online and over clocking so this feets. Just incase for anything lol

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