Need help with PC build

By Anamarie ยท 4 replies
Jul 28, 2016
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  1. So instead of buying a gaming pc I have decided I would make one so it was cheaper. As I started I looked up many videos because I don't know all to much on PC builds. When I put everything into it shows my max wattage is 397W and I have a feeling that is wrong but since I don't know much about gaming pc's I can't really say. That's the link to the build I have can you see if I should change some things to make it better. (going higher in prices isn't a big deal either)
  2. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    The wattage seems about right honestly. Of course, you never get a PSU just to cover that estimated amount, you want to have some headroom available should you need it. The 650W PSU you picked is a good choice in terms of size. With that said, the rest of the build looks fine, and will be a nice performer in modern games for the next couple years. I don't see anything that really jumps out at me that would need to be changed, so unless you want to make it cheaper, I think you're good to go.
  3. Davek

    Davek TS Rookie

    If you are not going to overclock forget the water cooler and maybe get a WD Black drive instead of Blue. But otherwise looks good.
  4. Row1

    Row1 TS Guru Posts: 343   +13

    Everything seems fine. The wattage of 397 looks adequate, so look for 400 watts or more. The CPU is close to 100 W and vid card is close to 200 W so you have a solid need for 300W. MB might draw 50-60 watts, if that. Everything else has a low power draw that amounts to rounding error, or chump change.
  5. xLegendary

    xLegendary TS Rookie

    And if he is, he should grab the Z170 Fatal1ty .. great board.

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