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Is a Corsair RM550 good enough for my build?

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I ordered a new Corsair RM550 that ships out on monday.
I will be running the following:

Bitfenix Prodigy
Asus Maximus VI Impact
i5 4670k
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 1600
Corsair H90
Nvidia GTX 770
Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB
WD 2TB (x2)
Asus DVD burner
Corsair 120mm Quiet Fans

I still have time to cancel my order for the RM550 and get a more powerful one. Do I need more power for this set up? This is my first build and would appreciate any input. Does running a PSU at almost it's full capacity have any adverse affects? Should I get maybe a 700w so I have headroom to use it with another build down the line?
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An RM550 (or any other quality 550w PSU) should be more than enough for a 4670K and a single GTX 770.
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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

An RM550 (or any other quality 550w PSU) should be more than enough for a 4670K and a single GTX 770.

Good to hear. I know this is a new PSU, but I like the idea behind it and that it's fully modular. I bought it directly from Corsair, which said it was "in stock". But after a few days of it not shipping, I called them and they said it was on "backorder" until next monday. So now I have a window to cancel the order and go with a different one.
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The new Cooler Master V550S makes the Corsair RM550 looks like a silly joke its a better unit overall

Only problem is its not 100% modular but its far better value
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