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    Itx

    I'm building a PC for my nephew, trying to keep the cost as low as possible. My main question is will the 600 watt psu be powerful enough for the 290x.
    It's my old 290x since I upgraded to a vega 64.
    Also which one would you recommend Intel or AMD, and should I make any changes.
    I would've went with a cheaper motherboard but I need one with WIFI.

    Ryzen 2200g build:
    2200g 89.99
    Gigabyte AB350N 102.48
    Corsair 2400 ram 68.99
    860 evo 250gb 48.48
    WD CB 1TB 36.74
    290x 00.00
    ITX case 36.99
    evga 600w 45.98
    windows 10 21.35
    case fan x2 27.92
    Total 478.92

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Gla...g/saved/WfpD23

    Intel 8100 build:
    8100 106.13
    ASRock B360M 95.99
    Corsair 2400 ram 68.99
    860 evo 250gb 48.48
    WD CB 1TB 36.74
    290x 00.00
    ITX case 36.99
    evga 600w 45.98
    windows 10 21.35
    case fan x2 27.92
    Total 488.56

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/tb77ZR

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    Re: Itx

    First, is the extra cost of wifi on the MB less than the cost of buying a standalone USB wifi NIC? But the answer to your main question is: suck it and see. It might well be enough, but the only way to be certain is to try it. On-line guides seem to errr well on the side of caution. The big drain is booting, rather than constant use. If you get through that, and don't overclock, you should be OK. Obviously the PSU will get weaker with time, but that's years. If the system experienced unexpected reboots after that then it's near the limit, and yes, you need a new PSU. But I see no reason not to wait and see.

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    Re: Itx

    I like EVGA -- I bet 600w will work, but you won't know until you try!

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    Re: Itx

    Decided to go with an EVGA 750 watt for 70, I don't want to take any chances.
    Got a cheaper MATX board and pci express wifi card, I've gone with the 8100 because I know Ryzen has issues with slower ram, and I don't want to pay 150 for faster ram.
    The only problem I have now is the 8100 has gone up in price by about 40%.
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/XbgB7W
    Last edited by GlasgowJag; 10-26-2018 at 11:48 AM.

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