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PSU recommendation capable of OC

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Hello guys! I'd like to overclock every part (RAM, CPU and GPU) of my system and I'm not sure if my current PSU could cause any issues. It's classified as TIER B  in the PSU Tier list. Would you guys recommend a PSU upgrade? I'm planning to run a CPU OC 24/7 and GPU only when playing demanding games which is not very often. At the moment only RAM has been tweaked with a little bit more voltage. 

System specs: 

  • R7 2700 stock
  • MSI B450 Tomahawk
  • RX 570 4 GB MSI
  • 2x8 GB Teamgroup certified for 3200 MHz CL16
  • 120 GB Teamgroup SSD
  • 2 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
  • BeQuiet! System Power U9 500 W
  • 4 fans

According to GamersNexus, CPU can reach about 180 W @ 4.2 GHz. Mine is going to be set at 4 GHz @ 1,35 V. GPU is fairly low end and goes up to 180 W when overclocked with power limit set to max, on stock settings it doesn't go over 120 W.

 

I was looking to buy a Straight Power 11 Gold but they're out of stock on the higher wattage options

 

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do you have a budget?


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FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Oswin said:

do you have a budget?

$150 tops, preferably under $100

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Your PSU should be happy if you are consuming 400W or less.  I don't see really see you going over that with your setup.


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You can try better series of Be Quiet PSU. "System power" is their worst serie actually. But anything higher (Pure Power, Straight Power, Dark Power) is great.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Xplo1t said:

Your PSU should be happy if you are consuming 400W or less.  I don't see really see you going over that with your setup.

I know it should be good for wattage capacity but I would like to avoid issues on long term reliability 

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8 minutes ago, joser1813 said:

$150 tops, preferably under $100

the 550 watt should be in stock

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3Vc48d/be-quiet-straight-power-11-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-bn281


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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 (Romer 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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6 minutes ago, joser1813 said:

I know it should be good for wattage capacity but I would like to avoid issues on long term reliability 

Then go with a redundant setup.  PSU's fail and servers have two for this reason, even if they aren't being pushed to their fullest potential.  Do you have any line conditioning in front of the PSU?  If not, that will probably lead to failure quicker than anything, especially with the infrastructure in Costa Rica.


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ITX - Intel i7-10700k | Asus ROG Z490-I Gaming | G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3200 32GB | EVGA 2080 Super| Samsung 970 Evo 1TB | Samsung 860 Evo 1TB SSD | NZXT H1| Windows 10 Pro

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Servers - SuperMicro 846 | 2x 2695L V2 | 128GB | Chelsio 10Gbe | Chelsio 40Gbe | 24 x 6TB | FreeNas - SuperMicro 826 | 2 x 2695L | 128GB | Chelsio 10Gbe | Chelsio 40Gbe | 8 x 10TB | 847 24 x 1TB SSD | Windows Server 2019

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Xplo1t said:

Then go with a redundant setup.  PSU's fail and servers have two for this reason, even if they aren't being pushed to their fullest potential.  Do you have any line conditioning in front of the PSU?  If not, that will probably lead to failure quicker than anything, especially with the infrastructure in Costa Rica.

Sorry, I'm still learning. What do you mean by redundant set up?

I have the system connected to an UPS and I know infrastructure is not the best in my country. I think it would be a good thing if I had a solid PSU with good components to prevent any issues. I'm on a low budget but I should be able to get something good I think

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i think that a quality 80+ 550-600 watt or more should be good match.


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Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

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Razer Firefly 

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9 hours ago, joser1813 said:

BeQuiet! System Power U9 500 W

Perfectly adequate budget unit. 

 

9 hours ago, Xplo1t said:

Then go with a redundant setup.  PSU's fail and servers have two for this reason

Servers have 2 to ensure continious operation as the cost of a single rack turning fully off is significant.

 

9 hours ago, homeap5 said:

You can try better series of Be Quiet PSU. "System power" is their worst serie actually. But anything higher (Pure Power, Straight Power, Dark Power) is great.

 

The System power 9 above 400w is perfectly good aswell. It being the lowest end (its not) doesnt neccesarly mean its bad

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25 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

Perfectly adequate budget unit. 

 

Servers have 2 to ensure continious operation as the cost of a single rack turning fully off is significant.

 

The System power 9 above 400w is perfectly good aswell. It being the lowest end (its not) doesnt neccesarly mean its bad

yes, a sp9 for this build is not shabby at all. However, if you must get an expensive psu, I'd still advise against it. After all, 150 will get you a nice used 1070/1080, which will certainly be a better buy (as that rx570 is rather puny)


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3 hours ago, GoldenLag said:

The System power 9 above 400w is perfectly good aswell. It being the lowest end (its not) doesnt neccesarly mean its bad

I'm not talking it's bad. And I don't compare it to other brands. I'm just saying that if we're talking about BeQuiet, System Power is THEIR lowest end.

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36 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

System Power is THEIR lowest end

Reffering to the system power 9 that OP chose, there are lower end variants with the sub 400w units being notably worse. 

 

If you are just reffering to the sticket, that would be the case. Seems you are, my bad. 

47 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

I'm not talking it's bad. And I don't compare it to other brands

Well my bad then. 

13 hours ago, homeap5 said:

You can try better series of Be Quiet PSU. "System power" is their worst serie actually. But anything higher (Pure Power, Straight Power, Dark Power) is great.

 

Missunderstanding of the words used here i guess.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, BillNyeThecommieSpy said:

yes, a sp9 for this build is not shabby at all. However, if you must get an expensive psu, I'd still advise against it. After all, 150 will get you a nice used 1070/1080, which will certainly be a better buy (as that rx570 is rather puny)

My idea was to get solid power delivery and cover the basics well and then get a 5600XT. Thanks for your suggestion, It does makes sense

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 hours ago, homeap5 said:

I'm not talking it's bad. And I don't compare it to other brands. I'm just saying that if we're talking about BeQuiet, System Power is THEIR lowest end.

I prefer taking a look at the unit itself and not so much at the branding.

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33 minutes ago, joser1813 said:

I prefer taking a look at the unit itself and not so much at the branding.

So look at the unit. I though that you asking for recommendations and opinions. Brand is good, so I don't say anything wrong about brand.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, homeap5 said:

So look at the unit. I though that you asking for recommendations and opinions. Brand is good, so I don't say anything wrong about brand.

Yea, looking for recommendations for particular units. Thanks for your suggestion anyways

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