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Need help on what power supply to choose

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Juicced, Mar 12, 2019.

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  1. Juicced

    Juicced Thread Starter

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    Specs
    Cpu: Intel® Core™ i7-8700 - 6-Core 3.20GHz, 4.60GHz Turbo - 12MB Cache + UHD Graphics

    Motherboard: Cyberpower B360M Xtreme AC: M-ATX w/ 4 RAM Slots, AC Wi-Fi, USB 3.1, SATA3, 2x M.2

    Memory (RAM): 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)Graphics Card
    (GPU): ASUS GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB - DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DVI, DP - 3 Monitor Support

    Is 400 w enough or do i need more ?
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    Although it might work. maybe, recommend 450 minimum. 500 would be better.
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    The processor and graphic card use a combined total of 185W of power.
    The graphic card requires a "minimum" of a 400W power supply.
    All the other hardware(motherboard, RAM, drives, etc.) requires additional power.
    A 600w or higher power supply is what I recommend you get.
    And make sure it's not a generic el-cheapo model.

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  4. Twiki

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    Pick a good model and get enough wattage that you use only 60% of its capacity. That's for expansion and for aging.
     
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