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PSU Requirement for Workstation

6 hours ago, AuraDigital said:

So wouldn't a second x5690 and an overclocked 1080 ti kinda be cutting it close with 650w, regardless of build quality?

not really. 

 

id probably be going for a touch more as it is a workstation system. so a tier A+ 750w will give you more than one rail, aswell as plenty of wattage if you ever decide to get more powergungry CPU configs. if you are looking into dual GPU congfig in addition to the CPU. then perhaps 850w could be justified. 

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I have a Dell T5500 (essentially) with 2 X5690's, one of which isn't being used quite yet, and I have GTX 1080 Ti coming in soon. I would like some more experianced users to assist me in recommending a PSU to me, please.
I do plan on overclocking the video card a modest amount, but not the CPU's (I can't). Currently I have a 525 watt PSU that has no 8 pin connector, so I am only able to use my current 1060 6gb with one Xeon. I am not getting anything below a 80+ Bronze rating. Is a 850w Gold PSU good enough? 

And before it's pointed out: Yes, I am fully aware the CPU being used bottlenecks gaming performance. I would like the conversation to focus on PSU assistance. 

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Yes, an 850watt is plenty.


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Efficiency rating is honestly meaningless on its own, just because a PSU might be rated at 80+ Gold does not mean it was made with quality components or even assembled very well. Refer to this list before purchasing a PSU:

 

I recommend Tier B+ or higher if the budget allows, and that said you do not need an 850W unit, 650W-750W would be fine if it means getting a better PSU. 


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3 hours ago, JM21 said:

Efficiency rating is honestly meaningless on its own, just because a PSU might be rated at 80+ Gold does not mean it was made with quality components or even assembled very well. Refer to this list before purchasing a PSU:

 

I recommend Tier B+ or higher if the budget allows, and that said you do not need an 850W unit, 650W-750W would be fine if it means getting a better PSU. 

Thanks for the list! I am quite new to choosing PSU's, so I was only kinda aware that Gold =/= good, but I was still under the assumption.
With that said, my current PSU can't support my x5690 and a 1080 ti, much less an overclocked one. So wouldn't a second x5690 and an overclocked 1080 ti kinda be cutting it close with 650w, regardless of build quality? 

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6 hours ago, AuraDigital said:

So wouldn't a second x5690 and an overclocked 1080 ti kinda be cutting it close with 650w, regardless of build quality?

not really. 

 

id probably be going for a touch more as it is a workstation system. so a tier A+ 750w will give you more than one rail, aswell as plenty of wattage if you ever decide to get more powergungry CPU configs. if you are looking into dual GPU congfig in addition to the CPU. then perhaps 850w could be justified. 

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13 hours ago, AuraDigital said:

Thanks for the list! I am quite new to choosing PSU's, so I was only kinda aware that Gold =/= good, but I was still under the assumption.
With that said, my current PSU can't support my x5690 and a 1080 ti, much less an overclocked one. So wouldn't a second x5690 and an overclocked 1080 ti kinda be cutting it close with 650w, regardless of build quality? 

Yeah a second CPU and GPU would, so that would justify the 850W, otherwise you'd be safe. Depends on the hardware you intend to purchase.


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