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Should I take the risk on this PSU on sale?

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So, an EVGA GQ 850w b-stock just went on sale for $45 USD, and its pretty tempting to me. The only real catch I see is the fact that it has a one year warranty. What do you guys think, is it worth it?

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Get something else. You don't need 850w.

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Get something else. You don't need 850w.

Is there a reason?

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6 minutes ago, mxk. said:

Is there a reason?

You're giving up several years of warranty for no reason.

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I’d do it. Done it with a few Corsair referbs already. 

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1 hour ago, Mick Naughty said:

I’d do it. Done it with a few Corsair referbs already. 

I just realized it's EVGA's weekly wednesday sale. There's a 750w G2 B stock that I'm considering.

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You've already said you need to upgrade your PSU. So yes, I would advise you go ahead and do it. Especially at a good price. If it gets through one year hopefully you'll be good for the remainder of it's life. I have looked at buying the EVGA B-stock PSUs as well and see no harm in doing so other than losing the warranty long term. You still get a great quality PSU (most likely).

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3 hours ago, dizmo said:

You're giving up several years of warranty for no reason.

Even with that EVGA still has stellar support. If he get's a year of it and nothing else, he's out $45 so I don't see a downside. I'd chance it.

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19 minutes ago, Psybadek said:

Even with that EVGA still has stellar support. If he get's a year of it and nothing else, he's out $45 so I don't see a downside. I'd chance it.

Why though. He literally gains nothing. He doesn't need the power. He can get a PSU that's just as good for his use case new at that price with a 5 or 10 year warranty.

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3 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

I’d do it. Done it with a few Corsair referbs already. 

Yeah and what if something geos wrong for him?! Why don't you mention the Problem with the Warranty?!

And that he doesn't even need 750W...

1 hour ago, mxk. said:

I just realized it's EVGA's weekly wednesday sale. There's a 750w G2 B stock that I'm considering.

Wanna be annoyed by the fan?
If so, go for it.

And remember: YOU LOOSE MOST OF THE WARRANTY!

That's something to be wary about...

 

Why not go for a good quality 550W unit like:
be quiet Straight Power 11

Bitfenix Formula or whisper M.

 

 

And I don't get why you are so hellbent on getting an EVGA PSU...

 

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4 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

Yeah and what if something geos wrong for him?! Why don't you mention the Problem with the Warranty?!

And that he doesn't even need 750W...

Pretty sure they still offer a 90 day or something like that. If something goes wrong that’s just too bad. Lesson learned perhaps. Or maybe it lasts 10 years. Or at that price he can go get another one. Still less than new. 

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7 hours ago, dizmo said:

Why though. He literally gains nothing. He doesn't need the power. He can get a PSU that's just as good for his use case new at that price with a 5 or 10 year warranty.

Why not? He may not need it, but for the price it would be worth the risk and maybe in the future he will need it and rather than buy one later more expensive he got one earlier and for cheaper. There is nothing wrong with getting a better PSU especially if the price is right. The price is so insignificant that even if it only lasts for the 1 year warranty it's still worth it. If it dies, he can put his old PSU back in or buy another one. If it doesn't he got a hell of a deal.

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40 minutes ago, Psybadek said:

Why not? He may not need it, but for the price it would be worth the risk and maybe in the future he will need it

And what if the future brings a scrapping of the ATX Standard and something new?
That means that the "futureproofing" was totally bullshit because it didn't "futureproof" anything.


A little reminder:
The AT "Specification" didn't even survive 10 years.

ATX is already ~23 years old.

 

You really think that ATX will survive another 10 years??

 

40 minutes ago, Psybadek said:

and rather than buy one later more expensive he got one earlier and for cheaper.

If that might be the case wich you have no proof for...

So your argument is lacking, see above.

 

More Watt does NOT mean more future proof, it just means more watt. That's it.

 

40 minutes ago, Psybadek said:

There is nothing wrong with getting a better PSU especially if the price is right.

More Watt != Better.

A better PSU is better, it just does not necessarily have more watt. That are two completely different things.

 

40 minutes ago, Psybadek said:

The price is so insignificant that even if it only lasts for the 1 year warranty it's still worth it. If it dies, he can put his old PSU back in or buy another one. If it doesn't he got a hell of a deal.

...

 

Yeah but what if its dead in 3 Months and 1 day? What if it is dead in 6 Months?


You are arguing with "Futureproofing" but here you are arguing that it doesn't matter if it dies.

Could you please choose what your argument is and not jump around like a kangoroo??

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2 minutes ago, campy said:

E P E E N

 

behold 1000w psu powering a 7700T and RX 560

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So I should put my 2200G and 1600W T2 together for optimal e-peen? 

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11 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

Yeah and what if something geos wrong for him?! Why don't you mention the Problem with the Warranty?!

And that he doesn't even need 750W...

Wanna be annoyed by the fan?
If so, go for it.

And remember: YOU LOOSE MOST OF THE WARRANTY!

That's something to be wary about...

 

Why not go for a good quality 550W unit like:
be quiet Straight Power 11

Bitfenix Formula or whisper M.

 

 

And I don't get why you are so hellbent on getting an EVGA PSU...

 

jesus christ dude. I'm not hellbent on getting an EVGA PSU, they just have sales and you answered my question on if there should be a reason I wouldn't want to buy these, they were just on sale.

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11 hours ago, dizmo said:

Why though. He literally gains nothing. He doesn't need the power. He can get a PSU that's just as good for his use case new at that price with a 5 or 10 year warranty.

I probably should have mentioned it, but this isn't for my current PC. Doesn't matter though, the sales over.

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1 hour ago, Psybadek said:

Why not? He may not need it, but for the price it would be worth the risk and maybe in the future he will need it and rather than buy one later more expensive he got one earlier and for cheaper. There is nothing wrong with getting a better PSU especially if the price is right. The price is so insignificant that even if it only lasts for the 1 year warranty it's still worth it. If it dies, he can put his old PSU back in or buy another one. If it doesn't he got a hell of a deal.

Power requirements generally go down, not up. SLI is dying, basically dead, and frankly not worth the investment. There goes the reasons for a high power PSU.

More power does not equal better.

Saying the price makes it worth it even if it dies is completely mistaken, when for the same price you can get an excellent quality PSU with a 10 year warranty.

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8 hours ago, dizmo said:

Power requirements generally go down, not up. SLI is dying, basically dead, and frankly not worth the investment. There goes the reasons for a high power PSU.

More power does not equal better.

Saying the price makes it worth it even if it dies is completely mistaken, when for the same price you can get an excellent quality PSU with a 10 year warranty.

I'm just going by the list and 750w at the most. I guess the only reason that I considered the 850w is that the sale price looked nice since I don't work yet.

 

It's great to know all these things for the future.

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Normally go lower or bare minimum is only an issue if you’re gonna hear the psu fan. 

 

My rigs are silent and “overpowered”. So less noise from my psu the better. The less it spins the better, as I hate swapping the fans in them when the bearing start to get loud. 

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You don't even need 400W to run that...

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4 hours ago, Nocte said:

You don't even need 400W to run that...

what's "that"?

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51 minutes ago, mxk. said:

what's "that"?

The PC build you have in your signature.

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5 hours ago, Nocte said:

You don't even need 400W to run that...

i have a 1070ti and heavily overclocked it is pulling 200+ watts on its own

add about 100 peak cpu wattage (going to be more when op goes to 9700k)

50 watts for drives/ram

that only leaves you with 50 watts for all the fans, lights and peripherals that OP may want

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1 minute ago, Ic3d said:

that only leaves you with 50 watts for all the fans, lights and peripherals that OP may want

More than enough for everything...

 

Its no problem if max peak power consumption of all components is 100% or even a bit above that, you usually don't have the drives, Memory, CPU and GPU working hardcore at the same time...

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5 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

More than enough for everything...

 

Its no problem if max peak power consumption of all components is 100% or even a bit above that, you usually don't have the drives, Memory, CPU and GPU working hardcore at the same time...

i would say that although you may ba able to run it in that sitaution using 350w of a 400w psu is using 87.5% of the psu's spec which is above the recommended load for maximum efficiency, these is also a chance that OP has a msi or evga FTW variant of the card and therefore needs another 6pin pci-e power connector which most 400w psus dont have (bit pointless as 1070ti cannot have a power limit above 120% (216w) and a 8 pin and pci-e power can give 225w)

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