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So I am planning to build a pc with a Ryzen 5 2600 and a RX 580, I am not quite sure if the PSU I have is suitable. It is a 550 Watt PSU with Gold+ efficiency, do I need to get one with higher wattage count?

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  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

550W is fine. which specific PSUs are you considering?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW, I noticed you selected a Silverstone PSU ... 550W is fine, but the price seemed kind of high ($115 for 550W PSU). So here are some suggestions for your consideration of quality options for less money:

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/3zNypg,sMM323,CZvZxr,64cMnQ/

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm considering a Silverstone Strider Gold 550 W 80+ Gold. Link: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/NkYXsY/silverstone-power-supply-st55fg

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Silverstone Strider is pretty meh compared to the competition. I'd go for a BitFenix Whisper M, Corsair RMx 2018, or a EVGA G3.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The 550W version of this PSU is good quality: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story7&reid=328. Be sure not to get the 650W version, because it has several quality issues (too much ripple and that PSU did not consistently meet Gold efficiency standard).

And do you live in Australia? If so, then this PSU would be on my recommendation list ... modified here: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/NkYXsY,MfJwrH,bkp323,bqVD4D/

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ye Australia

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Review of that silverstone strider is already 5+ years old so if reviewed today scoring would probably be different.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, but this statement is an assumption not based on new facts. If you have newly available data, reviews, or feedback from customers to indicate that this specific PSU has changed (for the worse), please share. I would be interested.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

That specific psu hasn't changed but jonnyguru has said in the forums that the scoring system changes from time to time. So a 9 a couple years ago is not the same as a 9 today (if i find his comments i will post em).

Not saying that the silverstone is a bad psu just wanted to say that tech advances and today there are psu's for the same price that are newer ;)

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