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will a 450watt psu, the cx450m psu from corsair, be enough for a rtx 2080 with a currently r5 2600x, but upgrading to ryzen 7 3700x once it launches. 

if not, will a 550 be enough?

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Nope and nope, I would get 650W to be safe.

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Just now, PopsicleHustler said:

Nope and nope, I would get 650W to be safe.

one more question tho, what about a sfx version of 650. since i will be traveling pretty much every summer vacation, so it'd be nice to have an sfx for an mini itx case, i will buy a sfx to atx when using it in my normal pc, sfx psu im planing on buying is this one https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/130595/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/Corsair-SF600-600W-SFX

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2 minutes ago, Flawizz said:

one more question tho, what about a sfx version of 650. since i will be traveling pretty much every summer vacation, so it'd be nice to have an sfx for an mini itx case, i will buy a sfx to atx when using it in my normal pc, sfx psu im planing on buying is this one https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/130595/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/Corsair-SF600-600W-SFX

Yeah its top tier PSU, will get the job done.

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11 minutes ago, Flawizz said:

will a 450watt psu, the cx450m psu from corsair, be enough for a rtx 2080 with a currently r5 2600x, but upgrading to ryzen 7 3700x once it launches. 

if not, will a 550 be enough?

For now, it is enough, but you are getting close-ish to the power limit. As for when Ryzen 7 3000 launches we don't know the power draw limit yet so that's not something we can really answer, the 7nm process, in theory, will be more power efficient but if there are 8-16 core CPU's they may draw more power due to more logical cores. 550W should be more than enough though.

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6 minutes ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Nope and nope, I would get 650W to be safe.

Most systems never draw over 400W under load, I agree that you don't want to be close to your PSU's draw limit but 650W is kinda excessive.

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1 minute ago, JM21 said:

For now, it is enough, but you are getting close-ish to the power limit. As for when Ryzen 7 3000 launches we don't know the power draw limit yet so that's not something we can really answer, the 7nm process, in theory, will be more power efficient but if there are 8-16 core CPU's they may draw more power due to more logical cores. 550W should be enough though.

but lets be reasonable, they're not gonna draw 250w, i think they will draw about 135 max if increased cores and clocks etc

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1 minute ago, JM21 said:

Most systems never draw over 400W under load, I agree that you don't want to be close to your PSU's draw limit but 650W is kinda excessive.

going for sfx, but will this sfx to atx adapter fit ? https://www.highflow.nl/hardware/voedingen/corsair-sfx-to-atx-psu-adapter-bracket-cp-8920133.html

only one i found around my area , netherlands/belgium

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Just now, Flawizz said:

but lets be reasonable, they're not gonna draw 250w, i think they will draw about 135 max if increased cores and clocks etc

Yes, agreed which is why 550W is definitely enough, but if you want that Corsair SF600 then that is a good choice.

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1 minute ago, Flawizz said:

going for sfx, but will this sfx to atx adapter fit ? https://www.highflow.nl/hardware/voedingen/corsair-sfx-to-atx-psu-adapter-bracket-cp-8920133.html

only one i found around my area , netherlands/belgium

Yes, that will fit, but what case are you planning on using?

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2 minutes ago, Flawizz said:

for normal use, i have a thermaltake view 27. but for traveling i put all my stuff in a node 202

this one https://www.megekko.nl/product/2014/955118/Mini-ITX-Behuizingen/Fractal-Design-Node-202

Fair enough, then yeah the SF600 is a solid choice.

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8 minutes ago, JM21 said:

Fair enough, then yeah the SF600 is a solid choice.

actually, an sfx is not needed, just extra money i dont need to spend since i wont be traveling by plane, il always be traveling by car, so im not going sfx, is this a good psu 

https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/1707819/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/Thermaltake-PSU-Smart-RGB-600W 

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9 minutes ago, Flawizz said:

nvm, that is not modulair, what about this one? https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/137250/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/Corsair-CX550M

Yeah, that's a decent unit, I would get one of the following though as they will be better quality with a better warranty. Evga G2 or G3, SeaSonic Focus or Prime series, Corsair RMx. But the CXM is still a solid buy.

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1 hour ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Nope and nope, I would get 650W to be safe.

False, and you are not being safe by overestimating because of the way PSUs work

 

56 minutes ago, JM21 said:

 you don't want to be close to your PSU's draw limit 

 

why?

 

1 hour ago, Flawizz said:

 rtx 2080 with a currently r5 2600x, but upgrading to ryzen 7 3700x once it launches. 

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almost top-tier graphics card and cpu with $20 doesn't make a lot of sense

 

go with a high-quality 450W PSU like a bitfenix formula/whisper M/straight power 11 at least

 

if you want to overclock, the 550W version of those shouldn't be that much more expensive.

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1 minute ago, 17030644 said:

why?

 

Because the efficiency of your PSU is not best at full load. Also if a PSU is under full load it is more susceptible to voltage ripple, this can be avoided with a better quality PSU's but might as well spend $10-20 more and get a higher wattage PSU. And not to mention running any component at its full capacity wears it out. 

 

Like I said 450W is enough but 550W is playing it safe. 

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2 minutes ago, 17030644 said:

False, and you are not being safe by overestimating because of the way PSUs work

 

why?

 

almost top-tier graphics card and cpu with $20 doesn't make a lot of sense

 

go with a high-quality 450W PSU like a bitfenix formula/whisper M/straight power 11 at least

 

if you want to overclock, the 550W version of those shouldn't be that much more expensive.

currently on 2070. but upgrading next week to 2080. cpu when it launches, im not overclocking, never. i decided to go for a cx550m, but what about this one? https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/1019280/

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so many people with so many opinions, i dont want to  go way over the limit but dont wanna be close to it, 550 will be good for me, il just pick from a trusted and wel know brand like evga corsair etc. decent rating, atleast bronze. tell me if you disagree

 

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Just now, JM21 said:

Because the efficiency of your PSU is not best at full load.

 

the difference is a couple percent at best

 

Just now, JM21 said:

Also if a PSU is under full load it is more susceptible to voltage ripple, 

 

well yes, but we're still talking about 30mV at worst on modern high-quality PSUs which is pretty low and not going to harm any hardware.

2 minutes ago, JM21 said:

 this can be avoided with a better quality PSU's

 

yeah, that's why I asked

 

2 minutes ago, JM21 said:

 but might as well spend $10-20 more and get a higher wattage PSU. 

 

 

That's a good point, the price difference (if any) isn't very significant most of the time

3 minutes ago, JM21 said:

 And not to mention running any component at its full capacity wears it out. 

 

 

very often you encounter than a 450W psu is the same platform as the 550W version with few changes.

 

@Stephan Payne ever mentioned that nowadays there aren't even changes in the secondary side, mostly in the primary.

 

so they should both wear out the same way IIRC,

 

5 minutes ago, JM21 said:

 

Like I said 450W is enough but 550W is playing it safe. 

 

well yes, going 550W is ok, even 650W is understandable if the price is fair enough.

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5 minutes ago, Flawizz said:

currently on 2070. but upgrading next week to 2080. cpu when it launches, im not overclocking, never. i decided to go for a cx550m, but what about this one? https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/1019280/

do you already own the PSU

 

4 minutes ago, Flawizz said:

so many people with so many opinions, i dont want to  go way over the limit but dont wanna be close to it, 550 will be good for me, il just pick from a trusted and wel know brand like evga corsair etc. decent rating, atleast bronze. tell me if you disagree

 

I disagree

 

yes 550 is good for you

 

but picking from a trusted and well-known brand isn't a good idea.

 

Because not all corsair units are the same, they have higher-end and lower-end units that's why you should care about the model not just the brand or 80+ rating

 

my opinion stands

 

for a high-end rig go with a high-quality 450W PSU like a bitfenix formula/whisper M/straight power 11 at least

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, 17030644 said:

do you already own the PSU

 

I disagree

 

yes 550 is good for you

 

but picking from a trusted and well-known brand isn't a good idea.

 

Because not all corsair units are the same, they have higher-end and lower-end units that's why you should care about the model not just the brand or 80+ rating

 

my opinion stands

 

for a high-end rig go with a high-quality 450W PSU like a bitfenix formula/whisper M/straight power 11 at least

 

 

 

nope, only psu i own now is cx450m

im not going for another 450. going for a 550, is a cx550m a good unit? high quality? i dont need it to be excellent quality, just need a good decent psu that wont blow up, fry or destroy my rig and can deliver the needed power, its 70€ from where im purchasing, which is already over my budget since im a student and dont earn any money,

if you want, you can look up a better psu under 70, il give you a link with the filters already applied if it works https://www.megekko.nl/Computer/Componenten/Voedingen/PC-voedingen/PC-Voedingen-PSU-?f=f_105-1,4_539-4685,112571,4306,4490,4254,4233_vrrd-3_s-prijs09_pp-50_p-1_d-list_cf-

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1 hour ago, JM21 said:

Because the efficiency of your PSU is not best at full load. Also if a PSU is under full load it is more susceptible to voltage ripple, this can be avoided with a better quality PSU's but might as well spend $10-20 more and get a higher wattage PSU. And not to mention running any component at its full capacity wears it out. 

 

Like I said 450W is enough but 550W is playing it safe. 

Yes, I too like saving pennies on efficiency going for a higher wattage PSU.

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1 hour ago, Flawizz said:

nope, only psu i own now is cx450m

im not going for another 450. going for a 550, is a cx550m a good unit? high quality? i dont need it to be excellent quality, just need a good decent psu that wont blow up, fry or destroy my rig and can deliver the needed power, its 70€ from where im purchasing, which is already over my budget since im a student and dont earn any money,

if you want, you can look up a better psu under 70, il give you a link with the filters already applied if it works https://www.megekko.nl/Computer/Componenten/Voedingen/PC-voedingen/PC-Voedingen-PSU-?f=f_105-1,4_539-4685,112571,4306,4490,4254,4233_vrrd-3_s-prijs09_pp-50_p-1_d-list_cf-

if you already own CX450M, buying a CX550M is outright stupid

 

it's the same psu just 100W more wattage, if you plan to get rid off your current PSU, make sure it is an actual upgrade

 

something like this

 

https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/1732779/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/BitFenix-Formula-Gold-450W

 

https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/186192/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/Corsair-TX550M-V2

 

https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/229895/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/Corsair-RM550x

 

 

if you don't want to spend money why don't you try using the CX450m for now?  it won't blow up if you overload it, at worst you'll get coil whine. But not because of the wattage, because it's a budget unit

 

16 minutes ago, ears_ears said:

Yes, I too like saving pennies on efficiency going for a higher wattage PSU.

what? I doesn't work that way

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23 hours ago, 17030644 said:

if you already own CX450M, buying a CX550M is outright stupid

 

it's the same psu just 100W more wattage, if you plan to get rid off your current PSU, make sure it is an actual upgrade

 

something like this

 

https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/1732779/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/BitFenix-Formula-Gold-450W

 

https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/186192/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/Corsair-TX550M-V2

 

https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/229895/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/Corsair-RM550x

 

 

if you don't want to spend money why don't you try using the CX450m for now?  it won't blow up if you overload it, at worst you'll get coil whine. But not because of the wattage, because it's a budget unit

 

what? I doesn't work that way

i own one cx450m, but i can return it for my money cause it hasnt been 30 days yet, but i like the tx550m. might go for that.

why is the tx550mv2 better than the cx550m tho? other than the rating going from bronze to gold?

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