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spec me a power supply for the following system

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by CAPS_LOCK, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. CAPS_LOCK

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 22, 2011

    Posts: 271

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    i5 8400
    MSI Z370 A PRO
    16gb DDR4 G.Skill Ram
    AMD RX 580 4GB
    2x SATA 7,200 rpm hard drives 1TB each
    1x SSD 125 gb
    4xCase fans

    According to the calculators my power consumption is around 485 watts, should this be on the 12V rail?

    My usage is gaming, GTA 5, Fary Cry 5 etc, Battlefield 1.

    Please spec PSU.
     
  2. Minibiker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 2,368

    Location: Swindon

    Im sure a nice 550w-600w PSU would do the job nicely... Super Flower Leadex are pretty decent
     
  3. CAPS_LOCK

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 22, 2011

    Posts: 271

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

  4. Minibiker

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Swindon

  5. lee32uk

    Underboss

    Joined: Nov 9, 2005

    Posts: 8,340

    Location: manchester,uk

    If you don't want to wait for stock of the Focus Gold then this Antec unit is only a tenner extra. It is also made by Seasonic and based on the Focus. You don't need 750W but the price is pretty good for this unit. You also have a rep on the forum (Ace Modder).


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  6. CAPS_LOCK

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 22, 2011

    Posts: 271

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent


    Thanks

    Can anyone tell me
    What are the symptoms of an underpowered psu?
     
  7. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 3,898

    Location: Finland

    4GB RX580 is pretty certain to consume less than 8GB model, which are around 200W.
    (unless stupidly overvolted)
    So total max gaming consumption is likely going to stay below 350W.
    Meaning 750W is basically clearly oversized.
     
  8. lee32uk

    Underboss

    Joined: Nov 9, 2005

    Posts: 8,340

    Location: manchester,uk

    Yep but at the time the op posted, the 550W Seasonic was out of stock and there were no other semi/fully modular ones in stock either. The 550W Focus Gold is now back in stock though if he wants to go with that one. I only suggested the 750W Antec as it is a good price for a unit of that size (Only £10 more than the 550W Seasonic).
     
  9. CAPS_LOCK

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 22, 2011

    Posts: 271

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Thanks for your help