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    Default PSU recommendations for new build

    I'm looking to build a computer over the next couple months, probably looking for some good black friday deals. I did some research and thought I had settled on an evga b3 or g3, but now I'm reading that they aren't as good as I thought and EVGA seems to have been hit hard with the tariffs.

    Proposed pc specs:
    PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/k4hNQq

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock TF 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory
    Storage: Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
    Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG ATX Mid Tower Case
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

    obviously all that is missing here is the PSU. budget probably 150$ or less for the PSU. I would like to do some casual overclocking, although I know there isn't a lot of headroom to do so. I'd also like it to be potentially brought forward into a newer bigger build someday, and probably add some high capacity HDDs later down the line. Use case for this PC is gaming and maybe some casual streaming and or video editing.

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    Bitfenix Formula, Whisper M, be quiet Straight Power 11.

    550W is more than plenty for a 5700XT.

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    Focus 550 for $70 is not bad.

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    awesome, thanks for the recommendations, would I back myself into a corner for future upgradability with a 550w power supply?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orishnu View Post
    awesome, thanks for the recommendations, would I back myself into a corner for future upgradability with a 550w power supply?
    Nope, the Hardware you need to make a higher wattage PSU usefull is really expensive.
    We're talking about at least 500 CPU and 1000 GPUs, at this time.

    THere are some exeptions like VEGA, but you can rectify that with some clicks. So its not really an issue...

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