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    Default Advice on choosing the PSU wattage

    Hi! I'm planning to build my PC soon and got some of the parts already so I'm sticking to them and makes me worry how much watts should my PSU have.

    Here are the parts I'm planning to build my PC with:

    • Motherboard: MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard
    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
    • RAM: Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
    • Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive x1 + Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive x1
    • Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB Mini Video Card
    • Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case
    • Other accessories: Deepcool RF 120 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans 3x fans; Deepcool GAMMAXX GTE CPU cooler (when I decided to OC my CPU)

    I'm planning to buy this PSU: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply.
    I'll be mainly using my PC for editing (photos and videos using Adobe programs and others such as Sony Vegas) and a bit for gaming and deep learning...
    No plans to overclock the CPU or GPU just yet but will consider doing so if I need to.
    Is 550w enough for the build? or should I go for the 650w variant?
    Just scared of blowing up my PC coz I've been using laptops since I blew my last PC 9 years ago

    Thanks in advance. Hope to hear your suggestions.

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    Your build consumes around 300W maximum overclock. And that's with everything at full load.

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