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How Much power do i need?

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I currently have a 1060 6gb and an ryzen 5 1600x in my system i got a vega 56 on sale during black Friday and wanted to know how much power i will need. i have a 550w psu right now and im sure that will work fine for the vega but its non modular and im sick of all the cables stuffed in the back so i want to get a new modular psu anyways so i figured just for the hell of it i want to have enough power to supply both the vega and the 1060. i know the drivers will hate each other and i know the 1060 will practically be useless but i want to do it just to say i can. also if anyone knows any programs that let nvidia and amd drivers work better together let me know. thx.

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Ok so... What is your question?

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Which psu do you have? If it's a decent one, you're fine with 550, but if not, upgrading wouldn't be a bad idea

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vega56 = up to 255 watts

gtx 1060 up to 125 watts

if you're gonna play games, only one will run, the other will most likely idle consuming 5-15 watts.

 

cpu up to around 120 watts

motherboard, ram etc around 15-25 watts

hdd ... around 6w, fans  2w each etc

 

note that you need to have one monitor connected to the card, if you want to use the card for games, otherwise card without monitor can basically be used only for cuda, opencl, video decoding and encoding etc

 

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To run both cards at the same time and to account for overclocking the cards and the cpu "just in case" around 580w. I'd check the psu tier list and find something decent quality. I'd say 650 would be the recommended, maybe a 700 or 750 would be worth considering if you want the extra headroom for something later or just to keep it a bit cooler n quieter.

 

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On 11/26/2018 at 1:01 AM, Cereal5 said:

Ok so... What is your question?

how many watts do you recommend?

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On 11/26/2018 at 1:26 AM, LukeSavenije said:

Which psu do you have? If it's a decent one, you're fine with 550, but if not, upgrading wouldn't be a bad idea

its a corsair works great no problems so far except i think it only has 2 pcie connectors and the vega needs 2 just to run.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139202

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On 11/26/2018 at 1:36 AM, mariushm said:

vega56 = up to 255 watts

gtx 1060 up to 125 watts

if you're gonna play games, only one will run, the other will most likely idle consuming 5-15 watts.

 

cpu up to around 120 watts

motherboard, ram etc around 15-25 watts

hdd ... around 6w, fans  2w each etc

 

note that you need to have one monitor connected to the card, if you want to use the card for games, otherwise card without monitor can basically be used only for cuda, opencl, video decoding and encoding etc

 

yeah i got 2 monitors probably just going to hook up my secondary monitor to the 1060

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If you want to use the 1060 and Vega 56, I would say 750W minimum, unless you seriously undervolt the Vega card. Overvolting might require an 850W. If you just want to use the 56, which like you mentioned you probably won't even be able to use the two different cards because of driver issues, then you might be bale to squeeze by on your current PSU. I would still aim for undervolting though.

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5 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

If you want to use the 1060 and Vega 56, I would say 750W minimum, unless you seriously undervolt the Vega card. Overvolting might require an 850W. If you just want to use the 56, which like you mentioned you probably won't even be able to use the two different cards because of driver issues, then you might be bale to squeeze by on your current PSU. I would still aim for undervolting though.

im undervolting slightly anyways because it has a reference cooler and gets hot as hell. i think i have my highest at 1120 mV. also im not afraid to take it apart because i like my parts as cool as possible but im having a hard time finding an aftermarket cooler for the vega, i wouldn't think it would be hard since its a reference pcb. Know any decent coolers that wont cost me an arm and a leg.

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1 minute ago, Jharring3050 said:

im undervolting slightly anyways because it has a reference cooler and gets hot as hell. i think i have my highest at 1120 mV. also im not afraid to take it apart because i like my parts as cool as possible but im having a hard time finding an aftermarket cooler for the vega, i wouldn't think it would be hard since its a reference pcb. Know any decent coolers that wont cost me an arm and a leg.

I would have said waterblock it, until those last couple words. I'm not much for aftermarket GPU air cooling so I'm not the right person to ask, sorry. Honestly I'd just roll with it, GPUs are meant to be hot anyways.

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9 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

I would have said waterblock it, until those last couple words. I'm not much for aftermarket GPU air cooling so I'm not the right person to ask, sorry. Honestly I'd just roll with it, GPUs are meant to be hot anyways.

yeah i really want to waterblock it but i dont have like $500 to spend on a full loop and the block and stuff. its just odd for me because with the 1060 i was able to keep it under like 48c with heavy load but now i open a game and the vega jumps to 60+ i know thats not that bad but i like my stuff as cold as possible, to keep it working for a long time.

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2 minutes ago, Jharring3050 said:

with the 1060 i was able to keep it under like 48c with heavy load

You must have way over spent on a cooler for that thing lol I've never heard of that cool a card before.

 

edit: You can always go with an EK Fluid Gaming kit. Full loop for $240, then throw on an extra 240 or 360 for like $70. https://www.ekfluidgaming.com/ek-fluid-gaming-a240r

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2 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

You must have way over spent on a cooler for that thing lol I've never heard of that cool a card before.

 

edit: You can always go with an EK Fluid Gaming kit. Full loop for $240, then throw on an extra 240 or 360 for like $70.

well no i never messed with the 1060 i just dont care about noise so i bought some mining grade fans and replaced all my case fans so my pc has mad airflow my ryzen 5 1600x has never hit 40c on air cooling nop matter what i throw at it. 

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Interesting. I guess my headphones don't lend well to a bunch of fans so I can't really do that.

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My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

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1 minute ago, Cereal5 said:

Interesting. I guess my headphones don't lend well to a bunch of fans so I can't really do that.

honestly i use speakers 90% of the time i just kinda tune it out. its kinda soothing hahah. 

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1 hour ago, Jharring3050 said:

how many watts do you recommend?

Wrong

You need a good quality PSU first, wattage is second.

 

ie a be quiet Straight Power 11 (450/550 or 750W).

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