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Kinda lost on wattage/recommended PSUs from PSU list.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So im planning on building a new, long term use system and finally upgrading my Devils Canyon desktop. In the future I do plan on buying an updated GPU such as the 3080 or 4080, will not go Titan or TI.

Here is my current PCPartpicker list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($408.89 @ B&H) 
CPU Cooler: EK EK-AIO 240 D-RGB 66.04 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($119.00) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1200 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($144.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: SanDisk Ultra 3D 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB ACX 3.0 Video Card  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P500A ATX Mid Tower Case  ($109.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($108.78 @ Other World Computing) 
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-04 09:09 EDT-0400

 

You can ignore the AIO, ill probably switch that to a 280/360 since I was able to snag a P500a. 32GB so I get matched sticks and never need to upgrade. 

 

My "problem" is that im a little lost as to what I actually NEED for this setup. Ive played around with calculators but I guess I just dont trust them. I prefer a bit of wattage overhead for future proofing, longevity and stability when overclocking. 
For instance I have a 750w Supernova G2 on a 4790k/GTX 1080 right now which I know is overkill. I could probably re-use that PSU, but Im leaning towards a new one with a new warranty that is more appropriately sized.

 

I initially wanted another EVGA Supernova G"#" but it looks like they now make a "GA" which is grey on the psucultist list and the 750w model has some iffy reviews online.

Newegg still sells the G3 which I might pick up, but im looking for other 80+ modular options under $130. I did look into a few of the gold/purple T1/2 PSUs (TT TP GF1 750w, FD Ion+ 760w, Supernova G3/GA) but the ones I could find all had some iffy reviews somewhere due to bad cabling or early death.

 

Can someone spoon feed me a bit as to what I need and make a few PSU suggestions that are 80+, modular, and preferably under $130?

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I think 500 or 650 is fine, also get 16GB ram unless you need it and don't pay for windows


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A 650w PSU is plenty for your needs. 

 

What is your budget for the PSU?


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a 550w is more than enough, though the g2 is great afaik, if you want just re use that, if you're set on a new psu. 

10 hours ago, nick779 said:

under $130

rm550x, tx550m, SP11 550w, PP11 500w, ion+ 560w, AMP 550w,MWE gold 550w, to name a few. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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I would just use the G2 until the warranty ends. 750W is more than enough, the G2 is a good PSU and the PSUs you mentioned would be downgrades from it.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

a 550w is more than enough, though the g2 is great afaik, if you want just re use that, if you're set on a new psu. 

rm550x, tx550m, SP11 550w, PP11 500w, ion+ 560w, AMP 550w,MWE gold 550w, to name a few. 

 

6 minutes ago, KaitouX said:

I would just use the G2 until the warranty ends. 750W is more than enough, the G2 is a good PSU and the PSUs you mentioned would be downgrades from it.

Im starting to lean towards just moving the PSU as I wont have a place for my old desktop anyway. I have 3-4 years left on the 10 year G2 warranty. That should at least last me until after my GPU upgrade too.

12 minutes ago, gloop said:

A 650w PSU is plenty for your needs. 

 

What is your budget for the PSU?

$130. Would that support a newer GPU(2080s/3080) too?

 

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10 hours ago, nick779 said:

That should at least last me until after my GPU upgrade too.

yea, honestly just use the g2 if possible, if not, 

 

10 hours ago, TofuHaroto said:

rm550x, tx550m, SP11 550w, PP11 500w, ion+ 560w, AMP 550w,MWE gold 550w, to name a few. 

^, these should be around 130 dollars. and are decent. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, nick779 said:

$130. Would that support a newer GPU(2080s/3080) too?

Yup. I have a liquid cooled and overclocked 9900K and RTX 2080 and never pull more than ~400W while gaming.


BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.0Ghz, 5.0Ghz; Cache @ 4.8Ghz; 0 AVX offset
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-36
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Monitor: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Elite/MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-22
  • PSU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Monitor: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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Currently using a G2 myself, not really a bad PSU so why bother replacing it?


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Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

Yup. I have a liquid cooled and overclocked 9900K and RTX 2080 and never pull more than ~400W while gaming.

I guess thats why I dont trust calcs. be quiet's calc puts that combo at 650w+.

18 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

Long term yet you're buying a 10700K when Zen 3 is due next month? Why?

This is all a plan, the cpu/mobo isnt definite. Ill probably order/build over the winter. If Zen 3 puts out then I may go that route. Intel just seems to be more stable in my experience so it was my initial pick.

19 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

yea, honestly just use the g2 if possible, if not, 

 

^, these should be around 130 dollars. and are decent. 

Even at lower wattage ratings?

 

Just curious, if we upped the budget to ~$150 what would you pick?

 

13 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

Currently using a G2 myself, not really a bad PSU so why bother replacing it?

Honestly, no reason. I figured it was getting "old" it seems stable as always.

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10 hours ago, nick779 said:

~$150 what would you pick?

would still pick one of these, also the high current gamer from antec which afaik is also good, but still the g2 is decent and i would use that if possible. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

would still pick one of these, also the high current gamer from antec which afaik is also good, but still the g2 is decent and i would use that if possible. 

Well, that makes things easier. "If it ain't broke"

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5 minutes ago, nick779 said:

Just curious, if we upped the budget to ~$150 what would you pick?

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/f4mFf7/be-quiet-straight-power-11-750-w-80-platinum-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-bn642

 

But if I were you, I'd wait out the warranty on what you have, and then wait for a good Black Friday deal on a platinum or titanium rated PSU.


BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.0Ghz, 5.0Ghz; Cache @ 4.8Ghz; 0 AVX offset
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-36
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Monitor: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Elite/MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-22
  • PSU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Monitor: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/f4mFf7/be-quiet-straight-power-11-750-w-80-platinum-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-bn642

 

But if I were you, I'd wait out the warranty on what you have, and then wait for a good Black Friday deal on a platinum or titanium rated PSU.

Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the insight everyone!

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