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Question Would a 350W PSU be enough for my build?

djillalise

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So, I am building a pc with the following specs:
Amd ryzen 5 3600
8gb ram ddr4 2666HZ
1tb HDD 7200RPM
GTX 1660
And I wanted to know if my old psu would be enough for all of this, else I would have to downgrade to an I5-9400f and buy a new PSU with the difference
 
So, I am building a pc with the following specs:
Amd ryzen 5 3600
8gb ram ddr4 2666HZ
1tb HDD 7200RPM
GTX 1660
And I wanted to know if my old psu would be enough for all of this, else I would have to downgrade to an I5-9400f and buy a new PSU with the difference
That power supply shouldn’t be anywhere near a dedicated GPU, let alone a 1660. I’d try to save up and get proper parts. DDR 2666 will also cost quite a bit of performance and 8GB is gonna show in gaming as well.
 
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djillalise

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That power supply shouldn’t be anywhere near a dedicated GPU, let alone a 1660. I’d try to save up and get proper parts. DDR 2666 will also cost quite a bit of performance and 8GB is gonna show in gaming as well.
So would you say an i5 9400f, 550W or so PSU and more 4gb RAM?
 

djillalise

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Wattage doesn’t matter so much, quality matters. 550 watts will be plenty. Can you get a 10400? 16GB is preferable but 12GB can work
I don't think that it is available anywhere where I live so imma just stick with the 9400f for the momen
 
That pc has about 150w on the 12v rail. So it really is a 150w psu, not 350w. And a really low quality one at that. It probably doesnt even have a pcie connector required.

550w is fine. 450w would also be fine. But you meed a quality psu
 
No power factor correction and only 144W on the +12V rail.

I can't even fathom how they concluded that's a 350W PSU except for to deceive customers.

It's a miracle that PSU hasn't already damaged your components. It should be taken out of commission as soon as possible.
 

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