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rtx 2060 with 500w psu

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I have a 500w psu, my system currently has a gtx 1660 but I wanted to upgrade to a gigabyte rtx 2070 , should thus work, for the 2070 they say the minimum is 550w and I want to know if could run it, and my system doesn’t have too many flashy rgb light , like one strip that I barely turn on if that helps, but this is my first pc and wanted to know, and I have $400 at the moment, any other good gpu suggestions 

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it'll work as long as your PSU doesn't suck. Which model(not just the brand name or efficiency) is it?


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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9 minutes ago, Rileysharpe21 said:

I have a 500w psu, my system currently has a gtx 1660 but I wanted to upgrade to a gigabyte rtx 2070 , should thus work, for the 2070 they say the minimum is 550w and I want to know if could run it, and my system doesn’t have too many flashy rgb light , like one strip that I barely turn on if that helps, but this is my first pc and wanted to know, and I have $400 at the moment, any other good gpu suggestions 

 

What are your full system specs, and what brand and model is the PSU?


Specs: CPU - Intel i7 8700K @ 5GHz | GPU - Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming | Motherboard - ASUS Strix Z370-G WIFI AC | RAM - XPG Gammix DDR4-3000MHz 32GB (2x16GB) | Main Drive - Samsung 850 Evo 500GB M.2 | Other Drives - 7TB/3 Drives | CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i Pro | Case - Fractal Design Define C Mini TG | Power Supply - EVGA G3 850W

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38 minutes ago, Captain Ninja Kid said:

Put your specs into pcpartpicker.com and as a rule of thumb, use double if not a bit more than the estimated wattage.

ehm... what?

 

that's bs


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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

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Just now, CaptainKieseI said:

thats not BS thats best practice 

i can show you data that it's bs and leads to heavy overestimation

 

heck, i can ask people and they'll tell you the same


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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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45 minutes ago, Captain Ninja Kid said:

Put your specs into pcpartpicker.com and as a rule of thumb, use double if not a bit more than the estimated wattage.

Just watch Linus' last video on common mistakes when building a PC.

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15 minutes ago, IAmAndre said:

Just watch Linus' last video on common mistakes when building a PC.

yeah... as long as you use bq, that one is much more accurate than seasonic/outervision

 

3 minutes ago, CaptainKieseI said:

Linus isnt always right

that's the only thing i agree on so far

 

2 minutes ago, CaptainKieseI said:

50% load is always Peak efficiency

are we really going to start on that?

 

please, read into psus, because what you're saying is full of misconceptions that mostly have been disproven

 

heck, most cheaper high wattage units are a waste of money, or even dangerous


PSU Tier List 4.0//Motherboard Tier List//Community standards//Group Regulation//Higher wattage

Don't forget to quote or mention me

 

Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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57 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

yeah... as long as you use bq, that one is much more accurate than seasonic/outervision

 

that's the only thing i agree on so far

 

are we really going to start on that?

 

please, read into psus, because what you're saying is full of misconceptions that mostly have been disproven

 

heck, most cheaper high wattage units are a waste of money, or even dangerous

i never said you should buy cheap power supplies 

compared to total system cost the power supply is always cheap so just buy a higher wattage one so you dont have to exchange it in the future

Also EVERY Power Supply will be more silent on 50% load than on 100%

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To answer his original post, yeah it will run it, but for how long is the question, why risk a 400$ plus investment on an 70$ fix. Spend the extra money and get a good one, and I'm on board with going bigger than you need by a few watts for head room. Imo.

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1 hour ago, CaptainKieseI said:

Also EVERY Power Supply will be more silent on 50% load than on 100%

not all of them, and rather a good fan than a higher wattage


PSU Tier List 4.0//Motherboard Tier List//Community standards//Group Regulation//Higher wattage

Don't forget to quote or mention me

 

Primary PC:

Spoiler

CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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