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What do I need?

Anyavivian

25 months ago

Hello all. I'm building my first pc and I'm trying to decide on a psu. Pc part picker suggests 479w and I currently and thinking 550w. So I use 500w or is 550w ok? Here's my list I'm using ATM any advice would be greatly appreciated! https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TmHXCy

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I like to have ~200w over the site estimate to help psu efficiency & give a longer psu lifetime so I would get a 650w for that build but it's up to you ofc :D

What will you be using the pc for btw?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to use it for gaming as well as animation

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wattage isn't the issue here. You would be be using around ~300W.

There is no good 500W PSU that I know of, good PSU's like the Focus and G3 only come in 550W/650W/750W/850W/1000W. Unless you plan of doing SLI down the road you have more than enough wattage.

Although the CPU is a gen old, you can get a i5 8600K for the same price. You can get a much better cooler for that much such as the Mugen 5, you don't need extra thermal paste since it already comes with the cooler, why 64GB of RAM in a build that only has a 4c/8t CPU there isn't much that I can think of that need a ton of RAM but relatively not a ton of CPU power (gaming and animation isn't one of them). Why that storage set up? Why not a single 500GB SSD and a single 6TB HDD? Do you really need a bluray drive? I'm doubting so. you don't need a pro copy of windows, that is really only useful for businesses. Those fans are a huge downgrade from the stock fans.

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