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Power supply upgrade suggestions for GTX 3090

2 hours ago, Syn. said:

the TX850 PSU is already highly regarded, why the hell would you need to upgrade it? and it's plenty of capacity for the RTX 3090, it's a waste of money to buy a 1200W PSU

 

the Bronze rating does not matter much for the quality of the PSU and it isn't future proof to do senseless purchases

I think you're confusing the TX850 with the TX850M. The 80+ Bronze rated TX850 is the TX V2 from 2010. 10 years old... Don't use a 10 year old power supply with a $1500 graphics card!

 

3 minutes ago, Ashino said:

I noticed that the Corsair HX1200w has a mutli and single +12v switch in the back. I'm not really sure what that does or if it matters at all. Could you explain to me what it does and whether I should use single or multi rail?

It switches the 12V rail between single rail and multi rail mode. Multi rail mode will enable the OCP on the virtual 12V rails to prevent you from drawing too much current through a single cable. Not important for normal operation, though in a small percentage of certain failures if other protections don't kick in it might help to shut down the PSU to prevent further damage. For the Corsair HX I believe it's 40A limit for the 12V rails when in multi rail mode. It should come set to multi-rail out of the box and you can just leave it in multi rail mode. The only reason to switch to single rail would be if you have problems with the 3090 drawing too much power and causing it to trip that OCP when in multi rail mode, but I doubt it will be an issue unless you're doing power mods to the card. Your current TX850 is single rail, btw.

 

 

2 hours ago, Ashino said:

I would like to stay under $400 if that's even possible.

I guess that rules out the AX1600i then. Go with the HX1200 Platinum, but make sure you find one that is actually close to MSRP and not stupid inflated prices due to the pandemic. It should be around $230-$250.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I currently own an i7 8700k, 1080TI, 16gb ddr4 corsair vengeance ram, aorus gaming 7 z370 motherboard with Corsair TX850w psu and a Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Full Tower Gaming Case - ATX.

I'm mainly interested in Corsair power supplies and I'm looking to get the best I can possibly get at the moment so I could at least feel like the upgrade from this 850w psu I currently have is worth it. The PSU I have is bronze rated so I unfortunately have to upgrade the psu if I want to get a 3090. I'm also trying to stay future proof so a 1200w highly rated PSU would be nice. What do guys think is a really good 1200w+ Corsair PSU that could fit my Thermaltake Chaser MK-I case?

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3 minutes ago, Ashino said:

Hi, I currently own an i7 8700k, 1080TI, 16gb ddr4 corsair vengeance ram, aorus gaming 7 z370 motherboard with Corsair TX850w psu and a Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Full Tower Gaming Case - ATX.

I'm mainly interested in Corsair power supplies and I'm looking to get the best I can possibly get at the moment so I could at least feel like the upgrade from this 850w psu I currently have is worth it. The PSU I have is bronze rated so I unfortunately have to upgrade the psu if I want to get a 3090. I'm also trying to stay future proof so a 1200w highly rated PSU would be nice. What do guys think is a really good 1200w+ Corsair PSU that could fit my Thermaltake Chaser MK-I case?

the TX850 PSU is already highly regarded, why the hell would you need to upgrade it? and it's plenty of capacity for the RTX 3090, it's a waste of money to buy a 1200W PSU

 

the Bronze rating does not matter much for the quality of the PSU and it isn't future proof to do senseless purchases


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1 minute ago, Syn. said:

the TX850 PSU is already highly regarded, why the hell would you need to upgrade it? and it's plenty of capacity for the RTX 3090, it's a waste of money to buy a 1200W PSU

 

the Bronze rating does not matter much for the quality of the PSU and it isn't future proof to do senseless purchases

hmm, see I've been getting a lot of mixed comments from people saying that it's enough to others saying that it's too old and I should just replace it. I really don't want to upgrade the PSU at all, trust me, but I changed my mind and I guess if I'm going to upgrade then I better be safe than sorry. 

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10 minutes ago, Syn. said:

the TX850 PSU is already highly regarded, why the hell would you need to upgrade it? and it's plenty of capacity for the RTX 3090, it's a waste of money to buy a 1200W PSU

 

the Bronze rating does not matter much for the quality of the PSU and it isn't future proof to do senseless purchases

It's the old ~9 year old TX, not the new 80+ Gold 2017 model. I think getting a new unit isn't a bad idea at all, especially if OP plans on dropping $1500+ on a graphics card.

I agree on the wattage bit though, 1200W is ridiculous for a 3090 and 8700K.


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3 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

It's the old ~9 year old TX, not the new 80+ Gold model. I think getting a new unit isn't a bad idea at all, especially if OP plans on dropping $1500+ on a graphics card.

I agree on the wattage bit though, 1200W is ridiculous for a 3090 and 8700K.

Yeah I think he knew it was the bronze one because he said the bronze doesn't matter much for the quality of the PSU, but honestly I don't really know about that. Even if 1200w is ridiculous I still don't want to cheap out if i'm going to upgrade. Do you guys have any suggestions for a good quality 1200w Corsair PSU?

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1 hour ago, Ashino said:

TX850w

That is a pretty old psu, so yea getting a new unit isn't a bad idea. 

wait for the 3090 to come out and check it's power consumption though 850w should be plenty for a 3090 and an 8700k, budget for a new unit? and location and currency?


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8 minutes ago, Ashino said:

hmm, see I've been getting a lot of mixed comments from people saying that it's enough to others saying that it's too old and I should just replace it. I really don't want to upgrade the PSU at all, trust me, but I changed my mind and I guess if I'm going to upgrade then I better be safe than sorry. 

when did you buy the PSU? and if you are going to replace it then go with a similar wattage one

6 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

It's the old ~9 year old TX, not the new 80+ Gold model. I think getting a new unit isn't a bad idea at all, especially if OP plans on dropping $1500+ on a graphics card.

I agree on the wattage bit though, 1200W is ridiculous for a 3090 and 8700K.

It depends on the running age of it not when it has been made, both of them are generally great PSUs regardless of the efficiency rating


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2 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

That is a pretty old psu, so yea getting a new unit isn't a bad idea. 

wait for the 3090 to come out and check it's power consumption though 850w should be plenty for a 3090 and an 8700k, budget for a new unit? and location and currency?

Well I want to go for 1200w anyway even if 850w is enough since it honestly doesn't feel good upgrading from an 850w psu into another 850w psu lol. I also would like to stay future proof. I would like to stay under $400 if that's even possible.

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8 minutes ago, Syn. said:

when did you buy the PSU? and if you are going to replace it then go with a similar wattage one

It depends on the running age of it not when it has been made, both of them are generally great PSUs regardless of the efficiency rating

Honestly, don't remember how long I had it since I had to RMA at one point and I got a new one so i'm guessing maybe 6ish years. Not sure though.

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2 minutes ago, Syn. said:

It depends on the age of it not when it has been made, both of them are generally great PSUs regardless of the efficiency rating

I'm not saying efficiency is indicative of quality. I'm saying that it's an old unit, with a loud fan and double forward topology so even more noise because of coil whine, if the transients on the RTX 3080 are anything to go by. It's not in the same ballpark as something like a more modern RMx from Corsair.

 

Again, keeping an old mid-range PSU to pair with a new $1500+ GPU makes little to no sense to me.

 

1 minute ago, Ashino said:

Well I want to go for 1200w anyway even if 850w is enough since it honestly doesn't feel good upgrading from an 850w psu into another 850w psu lol. 

I'd ask why but meh

2 minutes ago, Ashino said:

I also would like to stay future proof.

The term "futureproof" is meaningless. Unless your crystal ball predicts that SLI/Crossfire are coming back (on that note, what will you be using the 3090 for even?), 1200W is a waste. 

4 minutes ago, Ashino said:

I would like to stay under $400 if that's even possible.

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2 minutes ago, Ashino said:

Well I want to go for 1200w anyway even if 850w is enough since it honestly doesn't feel good upgrading from an 850w psu into another 850w psu lol. I also would like to stay future proof. I would like to stay under $400 if that's even possible.

You have to see it like this. You are upgrading from a tx850 that cannot reach 850w anymore to a psu that can actually reach 850w. You really really really don't need a 1200w unit at all.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9htQzy/be-quiet-straight-power-11-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-bn283

 

This one is really solid. Sure it's 100w less but still plenty for the card (or you get the 850w version) You may not have upgraded in wattage but you upgraded in efficiency and quality.

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1 hour ago, Ashino said:

stay under $400

for the psu alone? 

anyways first check the power consumption for the 3090 first but 850w should be plenty, you'll have a lot of headroom for the most part with an 8700k and a 3090. 

but to name some units..

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Power Supply Enermax Revolution D.F. 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Newegg
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  Total $129.99
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Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $144.99 @ Best Buy
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $144.99
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Power Supply be quiet! Straight Power 11 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $139.90 @ B&H
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  Total $139.90
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Power Supply Fractal Design Ion+ 860 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $145.98 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $145.98
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Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $139.79 @ Amazon
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  Total $139.79
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Power Supply Corsair HX Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $201.98 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $201.98
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Or you could go with the 850/750w models as those are still more than enough. 

Or if you're dead set on a 1200 unit. 

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
Power Supply Corsair HX Platinum 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $244.99 @ Corsair
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $244.99
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1 hour ago, Ashino said:

stay future proof

doesn't mean anything. 


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8 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

for the psu alone? 

anyways first check the power consumption for the 3090 first but 850w should be plenty, you'll have a lot of headroom for the most part with an 8700k and a 3090. 

but to name some units..

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PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
Power Supply Enermax Revolution D.F. 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $129.99
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-18 06:44 EDT-0400  
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Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $144.99 @ Best Buy
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $144.99
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Type Item Price
Power Supply be quiet! Straight Power 11 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $139.90 @ B&H
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $139.90
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-18 06:45 EDT-0400  
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Type Item Price
Power Supply Fractal Design Ion+ 860 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $145.98 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $145.98
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-18 06:46 EDT-0400  
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Type Item Price
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $139.79 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $139.79
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-18 06:47 EDT-0400  
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Type Item Price
Power Supply Corsair HX Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $201.98 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $201.98
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-18 06:49 EDT-0400  

 

Or you could go with the 850/750w models as those are still more than enough. 

Or if you're dead set on a 1200 unit. 

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
Power Supply Corsair HX Platinum 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $244.99 @ Corsair
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $244.99
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-18 06:49 EDT-0400  

 

doesn't mean anything. 

Is there a downside to upgrading into a power supply with more wattage than I actually need? sorry, I'm not very tech savvy so forgive me if I'm asking silly questions. Anyways I was already looking at the Corsair HX 1200w you linked and It looks good to me. It's modular too so installing it would be quite a bit less annoying. 

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1 hour ago, Ashino said:

Is there a downside to upgrading into a power supply with more wattage than I actually need?

Not really no, it wont harm anything. it's just a waste of money generally. 


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1 hour ago, TofuHaroto said:

Not really no, it wont harm anything. it's just a waste of money generally. 

I noticed that the Corsair HX1200w has a mutli and single +12v switch in the back. I'm not really sure what that does or if it matters at all. Could you explain to me what it does and whether I should use single or multi rail? Thanks again for bearing with me.

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1 hour ago, Ashino said:

Could you explain to me what it does and whether I should use single or multi rail?

Multi rail mode just adds more protection essentially, at this wattage (1200w) use multi rail mode. 

 


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2 hours ago, Syn. said:

the TX850 PSU is already highly regarded, why the hell would you need to upgrade it? and it's plenty of capacity for the RTX 3090, it's a waste of money to buy a 1200W PSU

 

the Bronze rating does not matter much for the quality of the PSU and it isn't future proof to do senseless purchases

I think you're confusing the TX850 with the TX850M. The 80+ Bronze rated TX850 is the TX V2 from 2010. 10 years old... Don't use a 10 year old power supply with a $1500 graphics card!

 

3 minutes ago, Ashino said:

I noticed that the Corsair HX1200w has a mutli and single +12v switch in the back. I'm not really sure what that does or if it matters at all. Could you explain to me what it does and whether I should use single or multi rail?

It switches the 12V rail between single rail and multi rail mode. Multi rail mode will enable the OCP on the virtual 12V rails to prevent you from drawing too much current through a single cable. Not important for normal operation, though in a small percentage of certain failures if other protections don't kick in it might help to shut down the PSU to prevent further damage. For the Corsair HX I believe it's 40A limit for the 12V rails when in multi rail mode. It should come set to multi-rail out of the box and you can just leave it in multi rail mode. The only reason to switch to single rail would be if you have problems with the 3090 drawing too much power and causing it to trip that OCP when in multi rail mode, but I doubt it will be an issue unless you're doing power mods to the card. Your current TX850 is single rail, btw.

 

 

2 hours ago, Ashino said:

I would like to stay under $400 if that's even possible.

I guess that rules out the AX1600i then. Go with the HX1200 Platinum, but make sure you find one that is actually close to MSRP and not stupid inflated prices due to the pandemic. It should be around $230-$250.


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A 1200W psu makes zero sense. You are better waiting for the RTX 3090 reviews to go live and then look at the power consumption. 

 

 

Just as an example, an R9 3950X and reference model RTX 3080 uses around 530W under a gaming load. 


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