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    Default Is my 520 PSU Good Enough?

    Hi guys, new to this forum, so please go easy on me haha. Your replies are hugely appreciated.

    I'm new to the whole PC building thing, and I ended up buying a Seasonic 520W S12II 80 Plus Bronze because I watched a few PC building guides and they used PSUs around this wattage.

    My problem is that I'm not sure if it's powerful enough to power up my system.

    I've used several PSU calculators to make sure that it's enough, but what's not listed in PSU calculators are the RGB variants of certain components like fans and RAM.

    Here is my build. Please tell me if my PSU is enough for this or if I should just buy a stronger one (which will make me really sad cause I literally just bought this less than a month ago).

    Proc: I5-8400
    Mobo: MSI Z370 PC Pro
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 3gb (which I plan to upgrade to an 1170)
    RAM: 16gb (8gbx2) G Skill Trident Z RGB 3200mhz
    PSU: Seasonic 520W S12II 80 Plus Bronze
    SSD: Samsung 850EVO 250gb
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k 2tb
    CPU Cooler: DeepCool Gammax GT RGB
    Case Fans: 7pcs RGB 120MM Fans
    LED Strips: 2pcs 18 light strips

    As you can see, there are quite a lot of lights coming out of my system, so that's what I'm worried about.

    Again, your replies are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

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    In case anyone asks, the reason I went with a Z mobo was because I wasn't sure when the B or H mobos would be available in my country, and also because this was my very first build so I uber excited to build it. Also, this mobo was one of the cheapest ones available at the time.





    It pains me to say that the cheaper motherboards became available just 3 weeks after my purchase. LoL.

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    It's plenty of wattage (That system will draw ~200w under gaming load, maybe slightly more since it's an 8400 on a Z370) it's just not a very good PSU (No OCP, no OTP, group regulated, mediocre fan/controller)
    Just some nerd from 'Straya

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    I'd worry a bit with a Group Regulated PSU and replace it if possible with something independently regulated (DC-DC or so)...

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    Wattage is more than enough. quality is meh... It should run fine for some years.

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