[SOLVED] Is 550 watts enough?

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I’m planning on going with this build

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/9HTyf9

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($257.99 @ PC-Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($97.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($549.00 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.50 @ Vuugo)

Is 550 W enough? Or should I go with the 650 W psu? I won’t be doing any overclocking (probably)
 

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I would vote for a reliably built 650W PSU for longevity and headroom. The Seasonic unit in the 650 variant would be ideal. Since your board supports M.2 drives, best get a 970 Evo Plus as the primary drive for OS, apps and/or games.
 
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Would the seasonic focus gold be considered good? If so, would it cause the pc to shut down if the cpu wasn’t overclocked? I already bought the 550 w psu because it was on sale and I really don’t want to go through the hassle of returning it.
 

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