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Oakmeal

Worth it or no

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Check the PSU tier list but yeah pretty much it is worth it since the Corsair RMx series is A+ tier (high-end) while any Raidmax PSU is at the D tier (don't buy tier) 


Motherboard: MSI B450m Bazooka Plus

Processor: Ryzen 3 2200g w/ Wraith Stealth Cooler (3900 OC)

RAM: DELTA TUF Gaming Alliance RGB 3200mhz 8gb x2(3333mhz OC)

GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

PSU: FSP Aurum 92+ 650W

Case: Tecware Nexus M + 3 fans

Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 250GB, Western Digital WD Green 1TB, Crucial BX500 480GB

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9 minutes ago, Oakmeal said:

So i am thinking about getting a better power supply than a 600w one (raidmax cobra power bronze)  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HMC6LCL/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2JANV1GKV3FSH&psc=1 is this worth it if not may i please get some suggestions?

That PSU is leaps and bounds better than a Raidmax Cobra Power. 

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What are your system specs that require an 850w PSU?


CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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1 hour ago, Spotty said:

What are your system specs that require an 850w PSU?

cpu: Intel i7 8700k  motherboard: MSI z390 gaming plus GPU: MSI  Geforce GTX 1660 TI RAM: 32GB  PSU: RaidMax Cobra power 600w 80+ bronze I have a HDD (cant remember the name) and I have 2 monitors i want to run (im waiting for a port for my other monitor so i can plug it in) but i got a samsung monitor cant remember all of it because it's a little old and the other one is just a old dell that my friend had. plus a little RGB

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13 minutes ago, Oakmeal said:

cpu: Intel i7 8700k  motherboard: MSI z390 gaming plus GPU: MSI  Geforce GTX 1660 TI RAM: 32GB  PSU: RaidMax Cobra power 600w 80+ bronze I have a HDD (cant remember the name) and I have 2 monitors i want to run (im waiting for a port for my other monitor so i can plug it in) but i got a samsung monitor cant remember all of it because it's a little old and the other one is just a old dell that my friend had.

Monitors have their own power supply, they don't consume any power from your PC PSU.

A system with an i7 8700k + 1660Ti requires less than 300w. Instead of getting a 2nd hand "refurbished" 850w PSU maybe instead look at a brand new 450w or 550w unit (and I only say 550w because the RMx you were looking at starts at 550w models; no 450w model)

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CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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14 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Monitors have their own power supply, they don't consume any power from your PC PSU.

A system with an i7 8700k + 1660Ti requires less than 300w. Instead of getting a 2nd hand "refurbished" 850w PSU maybe instead look at a brand new 450w or 550w unit (and I only say 550w because the RMx you were looking at starts at 550w models; no 450w model)

Well i am going to have to get one of these since the dell monitor is old so its needs one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LGITGY0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A22IT5YXEXLEXM&psc=1 but as of the PSU i was wondering how much wattage everything needs and all that I am still a little new with computers so try to bare with me lol 

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1 minute ago, Oakmeal said:

Well i am going to have to get one of these since the dell monitor is old so its needs one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LGITGY0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A22IT5YXEXLEXM&psc=1 but as of the PSU i was wondering how much wattage everything needs and all that I am still a little new with computers so try to bare with me lol 

All good! :D 

The i7 8700k will draw under 100w when gaming, maybe around 150w during a CPU stress test (Prime95, etc). https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-coffee-lake-i7-8700k-cpu,review-34037-12.html

The GTX1660Ti is pretty power efficient and will only draw about 125w. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-turing,6002-4.html
Rest of the stuff in the system, probably not a lot, 50w max.
In total you should easily be under 300w max draw.

 

850w PSUs really only needed for systems with multiple graphics cards. More wattage does not equal better, so you're better off getting a brand new 450/550w PSU than a 2nd hand 850w PSU.


CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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PSU's are at their most efficient at 50% load. If you need 300w, get a 600w.. The PSU will last longer and be more stable going forward. It also allows more headroom


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