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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfromabove View Post
    What about the amount of power needed? Do you guys think 350w continuous will be enough for the build?
    Your two highest power draw components are going to be the CPU and GPU. If you're loading both at a true maximum you're looking at about 80w power draw for the CPU and 70-75w for the GPU depending on the board design. That's only 150-155w for those two components leaving you ~150-200w for two sticks of RAM (4w for 2x8GB 2666Mhz kits) and 9 SSDs (High end NVME drives use 7-8w per drive, so 72w in total.)

    In the worst possible case scenario you should be looking at ~250w of power draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    Your two highest power draw components are going to be the CPU and GPU. If you're loading both at a true maximum you're looking at about 80w power draw for the CPU and 70-75w for the GPU depending on the board design. That's only 150-155w for those two components leaving you ~150-200w for two sticks of RAM (4w for 2x8GB 2666Mhz kits) and 9 SSDs (High end NVME drives use 7-8w per drive, so 72w in total.)

    In the worst possible case scenario you should be looking at ~250w of power draw.
    Thanks for the info there Tator Tot. I had used one of those wattage calculators and it passed back a rating of around 315w. Maybe it was trying to keep it on the safe side, who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfromabove View Post
    Thanks for the info there Tator Tot. I had used one of those wattage calculators and it passed back a rating of around 315w. Maybe it was trying to keep it on the safe side, who knows.
    Many wattage calculators shoot high. Especially the PC Part Picker one.

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