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Q: What PSU To Get?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm going to be building a PC with a 3950X and a 5700 XT (both OC'd with a custom loop); what wattage should I go for with the PSU?

 

I've tried those PSU calculators, but they all say like 1000w and that seems really high. Any advice would be appreciated!

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8 minutes ago, TheHopefulPuffin said:

I've tried those PSU calculators, but they all say like 1000w and that seems really high

It's best to avoid online calculators, in general.

 

what's your budget for the unit?


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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

It's best to avoid online calculators, in general.

 

what's your budget for the unit?

I'm not worried about how much it costs, I'd rather wait longer to save up and make sure it's all going to work properly than cheap out and have everything get fried one day. I just want it to be enough that I can overclock the CPU and GPU with the custom loop and still have some headroom to prevent any issues unload just to be safe. So, say for example the total usage would be 600w, I'd get a 750w.

Also, how much of a difference does the 80+ certification make? Like, what's the difference between an 80+ Gold and an 80+ Platinum? It's it worth spending extra to get the better rating or does it really not make that much of a difference?

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A 750watt Gold+ or above i would say would be more than ample to power this system as well as having headroom in the future for upgrades.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, jimkirk363 said:

A 750watt Gold+ or above i would say would be more than ample to power this system as well as having headroom in the future for upgrades.

Cheers, Mate. I figured it probably would be, but thought I'd double check just to be safe.

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2 hours ago, TheHopefulPuffin said:

Also, how much of a difference does the 80+ certification make? Like, what's the difference between an 80+ Gold and an 80+ Platinum? It's it worth spending extra to get the better rating or does it really not make that much of a difference?

Usually, it doesn't mean much. If you had to choose between a random 80+ gold and 80+ bronze unit, chances are the gold is better, but there's no real guarantee of quality at any rating, it's only efficiency. The only exception is 80+ titanium, there are basically no bad 80+ titanium units.

 

Have you checked out our forum's PSU tier list yet?

 


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - Asus DirectCU GTX 760 - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

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