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New Build, What PSU Do I Need?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

First ever post apologies if I have done anything incorrectly, and for the waffle if you don't have time just scour the highlighted information and answer from that, thanks!

 

Since 2015 I have been running this setup primarily for gaming (CSGO, SUPCOM FA, Borderlands 2 etc..), web-surfing and coursework.

CASE: AvP  Mamba ATX Midi

CPU: AMD Bulldozer FX-6300

GPU: AMD R7 370

MOBO: ASUS M5A78L-M USB3

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 1600Mhz DDR3 (1x8GB)

SSD: Kingston V300 120GB

HDD: WD Blue 1TB

PSU: EVGA 500B 500W 80+ Bronze

 

However, having got into computers more I would now like to attempt building my own as this is getting quite outdated. Here is the new (budget-ish less than £700) build I am putting together.

CASE: BeQuiet! Pure Base 500 Black Tempered Glass - which comes with 2x 140mm pure wings 2 fans

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x

GPU: AMD RX 590 (MSI Armor OC 8GB) 

MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200Mhz DDR4 (2x8GB)

SSD: WD Black SN750 NVMe 500GB with Heatsink  and if space add used Kingston V300 120GB

HDD: Reused WD Blue 1TB

PSU: *Insert New PSU Here*

 

Peripherals included in case they draw any power.

Monitor: BenQ Zowie RL2455 24" LED - potential to upgrade to a dual monitor setup in the future

Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Mouse: BenQ Zowie EC2-B

Headset: HyperX Cloud II

Surround Sound Speakers: Edifier E1100 Plus

 

Will happily take comments and criticisms on my build, though my main question here is would I still be able to use my 5 year old EVGA 500W PS for it. If not I will be grateful for any suggestions thanks again.

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you should be fine with 500 watts as long as you are not doing any crazy overclocking 

 

here is a tier list if you need it


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PC:

 

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i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

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Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

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Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Roamer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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500W is plenty and even has some headroom for OC. But dont do crazy LN2 lol. Check or PSU recommendations list and get a B or up from there unit that you can acquire for a nice price and fits what you like ascetics wise.

 

Also about the build: Get a MSI B450 A Pro Max. Cheaper than the tomahawk but only with a bit less bling and aesthetic stuf mounted to the board. Features and perf are exactly the same. Some say that the A Pro Max VRM cooler is allso a LIIIIITLE bit better


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I'd go for a TX550M from Corsair, but a CX550 would be just fine too and is a little more inexpensive.

Also, unless you found some crazy good deal on that RX 590 and you're getting it for really cheap, I'd suggest considering a GTX 1660 Super, as it consumes about 100W less and is also a good bit faster, for about the same price. 


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K (w/ TG Hydronaut) | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | WD Green 2TB | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra (w/ TG Hydronaut) | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C

Displays: BenQ BL2420PT & Alienware AW2521HF

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 Gunmetal (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One

Laptop:  Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2018 - i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD

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Just now, Mateyyy said:

I'd go for a TX550M from Corsair, but the CX550 will be just fine too and is a little more inexpensive.

Also, unless you found some crazy good deal on that RX 590 and you're getting it for really cheap, I'd suggest considering a GTX 1660 Super, as it consumes about 100W less and is also a good bit faster, for about the same price. 

TX>CX!! 

Idd go with a TXM. That’s nice price/perf and a relatively long warranty to go along with it

 


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7 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

I'd go for a TX550M from Corsair, but a CX550 would be just fine too and is a little more inexpensive.

Also, unless you found some crazy good deal on that RX 590 and you're getting it for really cheap, I'd suggest considering a GTX 1660 Super, as it consumes about 100W less and is also a good bit faster, for about the same price. 

are you missing the fact that he has already got a evga PS? which is a better PSU than a CX and equal to the TX?


G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

 

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Roamer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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Just now, Oswin said:

are you missing the fact that he has already got a evga PS? which is a better PSU than a CX and equal to the TX?

 

28 minutes ago, TheGoolian said:

my main question here is would I still be able to use my 5 year old EVGA 500W PS for it

 


G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

 

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Roamer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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8 minutes ago, Oswin said:

are you missing the fact that he has already got a evga PS? which is a better PSU than a CX and equal to the TX?

I really wouldn't call an EVGA 500B equivalent to a Corsair TX.

 

OP could use the existing PSU, but since it's been in use for 4-5 years and it's not that great of an unit anyway, going for a new TXM wouldn't be a bad decision imo.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K (w/ TG Hydronaut) | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | WD Green 2TB | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra (w/ TG Hydronaut) | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C

Displays: BenQ BL2420PT & Alienware AW2521HF

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 Gunmetal (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One

Laptop:  Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2018 - i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD

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13 minutes ago, Oswin said:

are you missing the fact that he has already got a evga PS? which is a better PSU than a CX and equal to the TX?

Uh didn’t catch that.

 

So yes! 500W is fine and EVGA most likely also. Wich exact one is @TheGoolian


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3 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

I really wouldn't call an EVGA 500B equivalent to a Corsair TX.

 

OP could use the existing PSU, but since it's been in use for 4-5 years and it's not that great of an unit anyway, going for a new TXM wouldn't be a bad decision imo.

his current PSU is a 550B but he has a 500PS stated here

 

42 minutes ago, TheGoolian said:

my main question here is would I still be able to use my 5 year old EVGA 500W PS for it.

 


G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

 

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Roamer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Cheers everyone for the quick responses!

33 minutes ago, Metallus97 said:

500W is plenty and even has some headroom for OC. But dont do crazy LN2 lol. Check or PSU recommendations list and get a B or up from there unit that you can acquire for a nice price and fits what you like ascetics wise.

 

Also about the build: Get a MSI B450 A Pro Max. Cheaper than the tomahawk but only with a bit less bling and aesthetic stuf mounted to the board. Features and perf are exactly the same. Some say that the A Pro Max VRM cooler is allso a LIIIIITLE bit better

Hadn't looked into that Motherboard before thanks for sharing, but to be honest with the open glass panel I would like a little bit of RGB so I would probably keep it.

 

18 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

I'd go for a TX550M from Corsair, but a CX550 would be just fine too and is a little more inexpensive.

Also, unless you found some crazy good deal on that RX 590 and you're getting it for really cheap, I'd suggest considering a GTX 1660 Super, as it consumes about 100W less and is also a good bit faster, for about the same price. 

RX 590 is £175 ($231 USD) and cheapest 1660S is £220 ($290 USD). On its own this upgrade costs too much for me vs performance increase. However, seeing how little power it consumes compared to the 590 I could pay £45-50 more for the 1660S and keep my EVGA 500W supply for sure right? Meaning better performance and cheaper since no need of new PSU.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Oswin said:

his current PSU is a 550B but he has a 500PS stated here

 

 

Just to clarify I only have one PSU - the EVGA 500B 500W 80+ Bronze.

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4 minutes ago, TheGoolian said:

Cheers everyone for the quick responses!

Hadn't looked into that Motherboard before thanks for sharing, but to be honest with the open glass panel I would like a little bit of RGB so I would probably keep it.

Roger, I mean the price difference ain’t to bad

 

 

PSU: Yes, Idd keep it


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3 minutes ago, TheGoolian said:

RX 590 is £175 ($231 USD) and cheapest 1660S is £220 ($290 USD). On its own this upgrade costs too much for me vs performance increase. However, seeing how little power it consumes compared to the 590 I could pay £45-50 more for the 1660S and keep my EVGA 500W supply for sure right? Meaning better performance and cheaper since no need of new PSU.

 

Just now, TheGoolian said:

Just to clarify I only have one PSU - the EVGA 500B 500W 80+ Bronze.

I wouldn't have any worries with a 1660 Super in there. And while it should be able to keep up with the RX 590, considering you will be running a fairly low power Ryzen 2600X, I wouldn't consider that the best option, but that's just my opinion.

Considering the 1660 Super also brings a performance improvement and a newer architecture, plus Nvidia Shadowplay and NVENC (though it depends on the user how useful those might be), I think it would be worth going for that instead.

 


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K (w/ TG Hydronaut) | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | WD Green 2TB | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra (w/ TG Hydronaut) | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C

Displays: BenQ BL2420PT & Alienware AW2521HF

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 Gunmetal (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One

Laptop:  Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2018 - i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Exactly what I was looking for and more. Will take the 1660 Super over the RX 590 and keep my original power supply for now.

And as I come into more money later will upgrade my PSU with something from the TX line / use the tier list @Oswin provided. ?

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