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PSU Watt size for Ryzen 5 1600 GTX 1060

I want to know the answer to my question that has been going in my head for a while now.

In the future, my upgrade will be a Ryzen 7 1700 or a GTX 1070.

I want a PSU that can be future proof for gtx 1070/ryzen 7 1700 but will also be suited for a ryzen 5 1600/gtx 1060.

I just need a number of watts. I can find which PSU brand that I need.

Also, I WILL NOT BE OVERCLOCKING
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  1. 450W is the recommended minimum for a system with a GTX 1060. But I would never go that small. If you get a good quality PSU, 550W would be the smallest I would go for overhead and overclocking.
    Reply to clutchc
  2. 650 watts will be more than enough. But typically there is not much price difference between 650 and 750.
    Reply to feelinfroggy777
  3. I think a 550watt would be ok for Ryzen 5 1060
    You would probably need a 650 watt for the Ryzen 7 1700 and gtx 1070
    To be safe I would get a 750watt so you can upgrade later and never be concerned about being low on power for overclocking :)
    I have a corsair 750w and I love it!
    Reply to bpettigrew77
  4. bpettigrew77 said:
    I think a 550watt would be ok for Ryzen 5 1060
    You would probably need a 650 watt for the Ryzen 7 1700 and gtx 1070
    To be safe I would get a 750watt so you can upgrade later and never be concerned about being low on power for overclocking :)

    550W is more than enough for a 1700 and 1070 if he's not overclocking (and probably even if he is overclocking). Given that computer component power usage is staying the same or going down for the most part, I don't think there's much benefit in getting a higher wattage PSU for the sake of potential upgrades. A good 550W PSU is enough for just about any single GPU build, and I don't see that changing.
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  5. TJ Hooker said:
    bpettigrew77 said:
    I think a 550watt would be ok for Ryzen 5 1060
    You would probably need a 650 watt for the Ryzen 7 1700 and gtx 1070
    To be safe I would get a 750watt so you can upgrade later and never be concerned about being low on power for overclocking :)

    550W is more than enough for a 1700 and 1070 if he's not overclocking (and probably even if he is overclocking). Given that computer component power usage is staying the same or going down for the most part, I don't think there's much benefit in getting a higher wattage PSU for the sake of potential upgrades. A good 550W PSU is enough for just about any single GPU build, and I don't see that changing.


    If I were to overclock, it would be the CPU. Not by much. I would only overclock it to the point where it's 90% safe. 550 still good? I see many deal about it. The 700W that i found is $20-25 more.

    EDIT: A 700W is actually only $10 more than the 550W. Unless I go for a 500. I might just take the 700W.
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  6. Best answer
    An overclock Ryzen 7 only draws ~150W
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-7-1700-cpu-review,5009-8.html
    A factory overclocked 1070 would be around 200W max. Add another 50W for the rest of the system, you've still got a fair bit of headroom with a good 550W. Key word there being "good". What exact models are you actually looking at?
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