Is my 500W PSU good enough for OCed Ryzen 3 2200G and 1060 8gb (OC?)

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Hello,

I am planning to buy a GTX 1060 6gb (possibly OC a bit) in a couple of month and was wondering if someone could tell me if my current PSU is good enough. Here is my current set up.

PSU: Rosewill LEPTON 500 Modular 500 W Power Supply (80 PLUS GOLD Certified)
Case: ROSEWILL MAGNETAR GAMING ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-Retail (1x120mm and 2×120mm with blue led)
CPU: Ryzen 3 2200g OCed to 3.975ghz @1.360V. Also 1600mhz with SoC @ 1.2V
CPU Cooler: DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Air Cooler with 4 Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan and Blue LED for Intel/AMD CPUs(AM4 Compatible)
Motherboard: MSI B450 a pro
RAM: GeIL SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC AMD Edition 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model GALS416GB3000C16ADC
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
HDD: WD Blue 3.5" 1TB
WiFi:BrosTrend 1200Mbps Long Range USB WiFi Adapter
Gaming mouse and keyboard with RGB lighting

I originally wanted to buy rx 580 since it is a bit cheaper and comes with the division 2 but I doubt my PSU can handle the AMD GPU.

Thank you!
 
https://www.rosewill.com/product/rosewill-lepton-500-modular-500-w-power-supply-80-plus-gold-certified/

Looks like it offers up to 492W on the 12V rail. That's plenty for your CPU and GPU even if you go with the RX 580, as long as you have the correct PCIe connectors for it. I think most RX 580 cards require an 8-pin, or 8-pin+6-pin PCIe connectors.

I don't know if it Rosewill is known to be a high quality unit or not, but the stated power output is more than sufficient.

I've been running an R9 285 (around the same power draw as a standard RX 580) for several years on a Dell 460W PSU (which I think puts out only 385W on the 12V rail) without issue, with a 84W CPU (later same PSU but a 65W CPU).
 
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No I am not planning to OC any further or buy a new CPU. I am only planning to add gtx 1060. Would it be possible with my current psu/setup?
 

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You won't need to upgrade that power supply for pretty much any single graphics card out there. I've checked the specification of that power supply and it has 41a on the 12v rail. Should be fine for a GTX 1060, or even a 1070 for that matter!
 
https://www.rosewill.com/product/rosewill-lepton-500-modular-500-w-power-supply-80-plus-gold-certified/

Looks like it offers up to 492W on the 12V rail. That's plenty for your CPU and GPU even if you go with the RX 580, as long as you have the correct PCIe connectors for it. I think most RX 580 cards require an 8-pin, or 8-pin+6-pin PCIe connectors.

I don't know if it Rosewill is known to be a high quality unit or not, but the stated power output is more than sufficient.

I've been running an R9 285 (around the same power draw as a standard RX 580) for several years on a Dell 460W PSU (which I think puts out only 385W on the 12V rail) without issue, with a 84W CPU (later same PSU but a 65W CPU).
 

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Absolutely. The PSU calculators aren't THAT accurate to my knowledge. I checked the power requirements for the RX580 and it requires 27a on the 12v rail whilst you have 41a. I found a review for a RX580 and the total system draw (with a i7 6950x 10 core processor) with Furmark (graphics card stress test) was around 300w!
 
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Thanks a lot everyone! My one last question is, I've heard from somewhere that I should only use about 70% of the stated watt, which in this case 350W. I am sorry about my noobish questions. I started getting into this computer stuff only about a month ago and built my first computer a week ago.
 
If I recall correctly, that 70% of max is the ideal level for efficiency for most PSUs ..... I could be getting this wrong, though.

Pushing a PSU at near 100% capacity constantly is definitely bad, but there's no harm in running, say, 80-85% constantly, for example.
 

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