[SOLVED] What PSU to pick

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Hey guys,

I have picked some components for my future setup and last thing that i didnt pick in my list is PSU.

This is will be my setup:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (stock cooler)
GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2060 SUPER Windforce
Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue (3.5" , 7200RPM)
RAM: Kingston Fury 12GB (2x4GB and 1x4GB) DDR4 2666MHz
Case: NZXT H500

GPU says that 550W is recommended but should i go higher because of future changing or just find something that is 550W (or even lower)?
 

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In which case 550W would probably be fine:

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $88.98 - 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $87.99 - 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $94.89 - 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $79.99 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $94.88 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

Most budget friendly unit i could recommend is the CX - it's not as good as above, but still a decent unit:

Power Supply:
Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $59.99 - 5 YEAR WARRANTY

IMO, the RMx is the best choice for price from the above. No point in the G3 and TXM when the RMx and FOCUS Plus I'd argue are preferable and cheaper at the moment.
 
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GPU says that 550W is recommended but should i go higher because of future changing or just find something that is 550W (or even lower)?
A good quality 550W is more than enough - so depends on how much headroom you really want? Are you planning on going even further in the next few years? (I.e. less than 5 years). What's your PSU budget (I'll only ever recommend known good quality units). As quantity is useless without quality (Point 1 here: Top Mistakes in Custom PCs)
 
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Maybe i am stupid because i dont understand what headroom means( if you can give me little explanation or example) but, I would want something that (would mostly be compatible with my setup), that I can overclock with, will not be in fire or something, will do no blue screens or spikes in games and persist longer than 3 years, My budget is 80€ (even if something good then 90€ too). And going further.. maybe adding more RAM and better cooler but that would be it.
 

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Maybe i am stupid because i dont understand what headroom means( if you can give me little explanation or example) but, I would want something that (would mostly be compatible with my setup), that I can overclock with, will not be in fire or something, will do no blue screens or spikes in games and persist longer than 3 years, My budget is 80€ (even if something good then 90€ too). And going further.. maybe adding more RAM and better cooler but that would be it.
Apologies, by headroom I mean how much do you want to upgrade in the future? Or would you plan on upgrading PSU along with whatever else you do if you need to update?

If you spend a little more, you can get some of the best PSUs that come with 10 year warranties. So depending on what you want, i will post some links.
 
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Well.. I don´t think that i will upgrade something big (GPU, CPU) because it seems pretty good for me (maybe upgrading RAM from 12GB to 16GB and cooler but i dont think that it has big impact on PSU) but that would be it.

I know cheap PSU arent good for setups like mine but, when i have budget 90€ , i dont think thats low. But maybe 100€ i would consider. Depends on PSU. But like i said in my last reply .( something that (would mostly be compatible with my setup), that I can overclock with, will not be in fire or something, will do no blue screens or spikes in games and persist longer than 3 years )
 
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In which case 550W would probably be fine:

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $88.98 - 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $87.99 - 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $94.89 - 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $79.99 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $94.88 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

Most budget friendly unit i could recommend is the CX - it's not as good as above, but still a decent unit:

Power Supply:
Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $59.99 - 5 YEAR WARRANTY

IMO, the RMx is the best choice for price from the above. No point in the G3 and TXM when the RMx and FOCUS Plus I'd argue are preferable and cheaper at the moment.
 
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