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Graphics and PSU compatibility.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've had my main rig die on me, and i am using a potato backup. The main problem is that the graphics card and cpu seem to be a bit mis matched. The current rig is a core 2 quad, a hd 3650 and a old dg3303m mobo. is there any way i can put in a 600w thermaltake 80+ smart, and my rx 480?

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Just googled the motherboard.

 

It appears to have a PCI-e x16 slot, as well as a standard 24pin connector and 4 pin EPS, so I cant see any reason why it WOULDNT work? 


CPU: Ryzen 5 2600X GPU: Reference 5700XT (Asus) Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X470-F RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200C16 PSU: Corsair RM850X White

Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB Storage: 500GB WD SN750 M.2, 500GB Samsung 860 Evo SSD, 1TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD Case: NZXT H500i White

Keyboard: Asus ROG Strix Flare (MX Red) Mouse: Corsair Sabre RGB Monitor: HP Omen 25 144hz 

 

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9 minutes ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

put in a 600w thermaltake 80+ smart

I think I figured out why your last rig died


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:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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5 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

I think I figured out why your last rig died

+1 - get a reliable power supply before that C4 murders another PC

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The RX 480 may or may not work, depending on how old the motherboard is.

Some are UEFI only, meaning they require the motherboard to have a BIOS with UEFI stuff in it which is something that started to appear around 2002 or so, if my memory is correct ... I may be wrong and can't be bothered to search to see if I'm right.

 

Power wise, the RX 480 would consume up to around 200-225 watts, the rest of your system won't consume more than around 100w, so as long as the power supply can give around 350 watts on 12v, it would be fine.

Being 80+ rated, at the very least it's not a chinese noname firecracker, so it's got that working for it.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, mariushm said:

Power wise, the RX 480 would consume up to around 200-225 watts, the rest of your system won't consume more than around 100w, so as long as the power supply can give around 350 watts on 12v, it would be fine.

Being 80+ rated, at the very least it's not a chinese noname firecracker, so it's got that working for it.

I was more worried that the powersupply would fry the mobo, as the board was in a pre-built with a 250w noname, but i do trust it, as the thing kept the pc working for like 10 years. ill try it later.

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Just now, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

wdym?

It's an extremely poor quality unit with no protections and bad reliability. It is likely the reason your system died as it probably malfunctioned and sent high voltage on one of the rails

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1 minute ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

wdym?

The thermaltake smart is one of the worst power supplies you can buy. I would never put it with something like an RX 480.


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:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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3 minutes ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

then can you suggest a replacement?

What country? Plan on buying a PSU that you can carry into a rig replacement?


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:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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5 minutes ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

USA, and yes, preferably good enough for 3rd/4th gen ryzen

 

Power supply pricing is getting rough. Here's a cheap but good option.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na


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:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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