10 months ago
I'm building the following PC
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200
Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC
NZXT H500 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower
For the PSU I was looking at a 650W. But according to PCPartPicker, I would easily be ok with a 550W. Would you folks agree with that? Assuming 550W is good enough, would I still be ok if down the road I upgrade my GPU to a 2080 or even a 2080 Ti and my CPU to an i9. I can tell you that I do not plan on getting a 2nd video card.
I've narrowed my list down to the following two...
Seasonic Focus Plus Series 550W 80+ Gold
Corsair RM550x 80 Plus Gold
I've read good reviews for both brands. I'm leaning towards the SeaSonic. I like that it has more connections. Both are exactly the same price ($110 CAD). Going to a 650W is $129 for the SeaSonic and $135 for the Corsair. That's not a huge price difference, but do I need 650W?