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Buying New Parts - Wondering If I Will Need a New PSU

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was wondering if after I upgraded my PC I would require a new power supply, I currently have a 500W white

 

This is my current system: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Jr9fk6 (some parts aren't 100% accurate as PCPartPicker doesn't have every part under the sun (eg storage is the right brand and size but maybe not the exact model))

 

And I'd be replacing the 1060 with a 5700 xt and potentially replacing the r5 2600 with an r7 3700x

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I'd just use the PSU you have for now...I'd wager it will work.  If it doesn't...then buy a new one.

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9 minutes ago, golo said:

And I'd be replacing the 1060 with a 5700 xt and potentially replacing the r5 2600 with an r7 3700x

Don't use your current PSU with these components. A Corsair CX550 or Be system power 9 500W are recommended, at least. Also, good luck getting decent clock with that motherboard. Only a 4 pin connector and no vrm heat sink, it'll struggle with an 8 core CPU.


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The 5700Xt takes about max... 225w of power, while the r7 3700x won't take up much more power than the r5 2600. Honestly I think you will run fine with just the 500w, but if you wanted to play it safe you could go 600w or 750w. I would recommend just getting a 600w or 750w. 

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500w or 550w should be fine however I would get a better quality unit, something bronze or gold from a good manufacturer. I would also look into picking up a board more capable of running an 8 core processor than the one you currently have. Bumping up to a faster kit of ram would help a lot as well, Ryzen is very picky/dependent on fast ram and 2666mhz doesn't cut it.


Main Desktop: Cpu - I9-9900k @5ghz | Mobo - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master | Gpu - Asus ROG STRIX 2080ti OC Ram - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3200mhz | Aio - H100i Pro RGB | Psu - Evga 850 G3 | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 1x 1TB 1x 512GB / 1x Seagate Ironwolf Pro 4TB HDD |

 

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If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

500w or 550w should be fine however I would get a better quality unit, something bronze or gold from a good manufacturer. I would also look into picking up a board more capable of running an 8 core processor than the one you currently have.

Thanks for pointing that out. Any recommendations? I'm kinda new into PC building lol

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I'd go for something like this, it's a 600w unit and has good reviews and a good spot on the tier list while still being reasonably priced in your country comparable to the 500w bronze and gold PSUs. The B450 Tomahawk max is a great board that can easily handle the 3700x. Personally for memory I'd get 3600mhz memory with Ryzen 3000 but it's pretty pricey in your country, if you want a faster kit with good latency. 3200mhz C16 is still reasonably priced so I'd go with that.

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard £104.97 @ Box Limited
Memory Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £74.55 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA GD (2019) 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £61.46 @ More Computers
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £240.98
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-06 21:44 BST+0100  

 


Main Desktop: Cpu - I9-9900k @5ghz | Mobo - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master | Gpu - Asus ROG STRIX 2080ti OC Ram - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3200mhz | Aio - H100i Pro RGB | Psu - Evga 850 G3 | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 1x 1TB 1x 512GB / 1x Seagate Ironwolf Pro 4TB HDD |

 

TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S10+ - Ceramic White 512GB |

 

If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, SpookyCitrus said:

I'd go for something like this, it's a 600w unit and has good reviews and a good spot on the tier list while still being reasonably priced in your country comparable to the 500w bronze and gold PSUs. The B450 Tomahawk max is a great board that can easily handle the 3700x. Personally for memory I'd get 3600mhz memory with Ryzen 3000 but it's pretty pricey in your country, if you want a faster kit with good latency. 3200mhz C16 is still reasonably priced so I'd go with that.

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard £104.97 @ Box Limited
Memory Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £74.55 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA GD (2019) 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £61.46 @ More Computers
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £240.98
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-06 21:44 BST+0100  

 

Thanks for the help bro. I'll consider all of this and make a decision

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