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Its about that time to upgrade the daughters PC that is well past long in the tooth. She currently has a Athlon 860K build in a HTPC case with a 430W PSU. Her new PC will consist of a i7-6700K, MSI Z170A SLI Plus, 8GB DDR4, and a DIY PC case that I will do some custom vinyl on.

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Now I do have a question, Will the 430W PSU suffice ?
 
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Generally speaking the graphics card is the biggest power draw. GPU manufacturers usually have a PSU recommendation (normally in the specs).

Check the website for your daughter's GPU card (something you didn't bother to mention) for an authoritative answer.

Also we have no idea whether or not you plan to upgrade her GPU in the future (another thing you didn't bother to mention). A PSU upgrade might be in order if you plan on installing a more power hungry graphics card in the future.

Best of luck.
 
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If you are going to use the intel gpu on the processor, 430w is enough, since you didnt list any gpu.
 

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Generally speaking the graphics card is the biggest power draw. GPU manufacturers usually have a PSU recommendation (normally in the specs).

Check the website for your daughter's GPU card (something you didn't bother to mention) for an authoritative answer.

Also we have no idea whether or not you plan to upgrade her GPU in the future (another thing you didn't bother to mention). A PSU upgrade might be in order if you plan on installing a more power hungry graphics card in the future.

Best of luck.
I do plan to add a new GPU but for now it will be IGP
 
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I do plan to add a new GPU but for now it will be IGP
Its more than enough, my cousin runs a 3060 with 400w, she had a 1070 with the same power supply.
 

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Its more than enough, my cousin runs a 3060 with 400w, she had a 1070 with the same power supply.
This is her power supply

 
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This is her power supply

No, I think her power supply is a evga model, I dont remember what model, I do remember its bronze rated. Her computer's processor is a ryzen 2600 non "x".
 

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No, I think her power supply is a evga model, I dont remember what model, I do remember its bronze rated. Her computer's processor is a ryzen 2600 non "x".
No I was stating that is the PSU we have
 

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I'd do with a better PSU, and only 8GB? My cat has more memory! I'm joking
 
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Your largest power draw is the 6700K, at 91W. You have nothing to worry about.
 
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PSU is fine for iGPU usage. However, you might want to upgrade it when you get a dGPU, depending on what you get.
 
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Does your daughter's desktop already have the power supply installed?
Maybe look at a better psu when you're ready to upgrade the next parts in the upgrade process.
 
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If you trust your PSU, you still have headroom for a power efficient GPU up to 1650 super (and another 8gb RAM module, if I may suggest).
 

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I'd do with a better PSU, and only 8GB? My cat has more memory! I'm joking
I don't think she needs more than 8GB

Does your daughter's desktop already have the power supply installed?
Maybe look at a better psu when you're ready to upgrade the next parts in the upgrade process.
Yes this is a upgrade to replace her current rig
 

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Sweet upgrade man. She will love it :cool:
 

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I don't think she needs more than 8GB


Yes this is a upgrade to replace her current rig
Most don't need more than 8, however the difference between the two is becoming bigger and bigger.
 
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I love seeing a father giving a daughters up grade the proper respect. Kudos :toast:
 
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I don't think she needs more than 8GB


Yes this is a upgrade to replace her current rig
What kind of stuff does your daughter want to do on the desktop.
 

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What kind of stuff does your daughter want to do on the desktop.
She mostly a watch’s YouTube and game

Roblox, Minecraft, Fortnite, CoD, Rogue Company, Rocket Leauge, etc…


Most don't need more than 8, however the difference between the two is becoming bigger and bigger.
good thing is I can always add another 8GB stick down the line
 

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She mostly a watch’s YouTube and game

Roblox, Minecraft, Fortnite, CoD, Rogue Company, Rocket Leauge, etc…



good thing is I can always add another 8GB stick down the line
I mean, if it's 2x4 then sure. Minecraft is ram heavy and I'd say dual channel is a must. Nothing should ever be single unless that's all it supports.
 
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As a father myself, salute on upgrading your daughter's rig. Based off her usage, it's a solid upgrade with just the HD 530 iGPU. 430W is more than fine. I've used Antec PSUs in the past with previous builds and had no issues.
 

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I mean, if it's 2x4 then sure. Minecraft is ram heavy and I'd say dual channel is a must. Nothing should ever be single unless that's all it supports.
It’s a single 2666MHz 8GB stick
 
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Its fine just make sure it has an SSD
 

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