[SOLVED] 550 Watt PSU with Ryzen 5 3600 and GTZ 1660 Super Build

Benton92

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I'm planning to build a new PC in the next few days and I was wondering if a 550 Watt PSU was a bad choice. Here are the parts for the new PC:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
MOBO: ASUS ROG B450-F
GPU: GTX 1660 Super
RAM: Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x8gb) 3200Mhz
STORAGE: Samsung 500GB SSD and Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD
PSU: Corsair RM550x (550 watt)

When I put the parts into PC Part Picker, it seemed like the 550 Watt was more than enough to power the system since the estimated wattage was only 319 watts. However, it seems that people are tending to use a 650 watt PSU for a build like this, which seemed unnecessary to me. So, is a 550 Watt PSU a bad idea for this system?
 
I'm planning to build a new PC in the next few days and I was wondering if a 550 Watt PSU was a bad choice. Here are the parts for the new PC:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
MOBO: ASUS ROG B450-F
GPU: GTX 1660 Super
RAM: Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x8gb) 3200Mhz
STORAGE: Samsung 500GB SSD and Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD
PSU: Corsair RM550x (550 watt)

When I put the parts into PC Part Picker, it seemed like the 550 Watt was more than enough to power the system since the estimated wattage was only 319 watts. However, it seems that people are tending to use a 650 watt PSU for a build like this, which seemed unnecessary to me. So, is a 550 Watt PSU a bad idea for this system?
It's fine and the RM550x is an excellent PSU. It comes with a long warranty so if you anticipate a newer more powerful GPU in a few years you could go with a higher wattage unit now.
 
I'm planning to build a new PC in the next few days and I was wondering if a 550 Watt PSU was a bad choice. Here are the parts for the new PC:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
MOBO: ASUS ROG B450-F
GPU: GTX 1660 Super
RAM: Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x8gb) 3200Mhz
STORAGE: Samsung 500GB SSD and Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD
PSU: Corsair RM550x (550 watt)

When I put the parts into PC Part Picker, it seemed like the 550 Watt was more than enough to power the system since the estimated wattage was only 319 watts. However, it seems that people are tending to use a 650 watt PSU for a build like this, which seemed unnecessary to me. So, is a 550 Watt PSU a bad idea for this system?
It's fine and the RM550x is an excellent PSU. It comes with a long warranty so if you anticipate a newer more powerful GPU in a few years you could go with a higher wattage unit now.
 

Burnsy69

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Hey dude see you have already got adequate info from other users but I would like to say I used a 500W EVGA White for my specs below for about 2 weeks, never had a problem and even with overclocks.

Hope it reassures you more
Cheers
 

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