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Half Life

Hi guys.
A few months ago I started the construction of a new PC. I bought some components, but I do not know what power PSU is enough for my build.
I like do OC and I plan to do OC only to my CPU ~@5.0GHz.

 

I have: 

* i5 9600K

* MSI MPG Z390I

* EVGA GTX 1070 SC

* 16GB Vengance LPX @2400

* 2 SSD (2.5" and M.2 PCIe)

* Alphacool Eisbaer

* 4 Corsair SP120 HP 

 

I have money for a 750 Gold or 650 Platinum.

 

The results from OuterVision PSU Calculator.

 

 

Thanks!

 

PS. I'm not from USA

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A 650Watt will be more than ample for u.

 

Make sure its Atleast a Gold + Rating.

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7 minutes ago, Half Life said:

i5 9600K

MSI MPG Z390I

EVGA GTX 1070 SC

A decent 550W unit will do the job. I recommend getting a Corsair RMx unit.

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The 1070 is a 150W card, so expect the system to draw about 250W under full load. A good 450W is absolutely plenty. 

The 80+ rating says nothing about how good a PSU is. E.g. the EVGA G1 NEX 650W is 80+ rated, yet it's absolute dogshit garbage. You have to look at the PSU model. Where are you buying from?

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31 minutes ago, jimkirk363 said:

A 650Watt will be more than ample for u.

 

Make sure its Atleast a Gold + Rating.

Oh, it's great hear that.

 

30 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

A decent 550W unit will do the job. I recommend getting a Corsair RMx unit.

Thanks, I have on target Seasonic or Corsair.

 

28 minutes ago, seon123 said:

The 1070 is a 150W card, so expect the system to draw about 250W under full load. A good 450W is absolutely plenty. 

The 80+ rating says nothing about how good a PSU is. E.g. the EVGA G1 NEX 650W is 80+ rated, yet it's absolute dogshit garbage. You have to look at the PSU model. Where are you buying from?

I'm from Mexico, and I have a gift card on Amazon. So I will buy there.

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45 minutes ago, Half Life said:

The results from OuterVision PSU Calculator.

Why are people still using it?!
ITs overestimating by a mile.


They make money with the affiliate Linsk they have on the site. 

 

Anyway, without OC; a high quality 350W should be enough, 450W to be on the safe side.

And for future upgrades a 550W might make sense.

 

650W is mostly useless, even today.

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6 minutes ago, Half Life said:

Thanks, I have on target Seasonic or Corsair.

 

You should look on everything, including but not limited to:
Be quiet, Bitfenix, Cougar (are they still around??), Silverstone.

 

They also have nice units.

If you don't plan on Ultra High ENd hardware, 450 or 550W Bitfenix Formula or Whisper M is a good choice, be quiet Straight Power 11, Cougar GX-F, Silverstone Strider Platinum.

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53 minutes ago, jimkirk363 said:

A 650Watt will be more than ample for u.

 

Make sure its Atleast a Gold + Rating.

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8 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

You should look on everything, including but not limited to:
Be quiet, Bitfenix, Cougar (are they still around??), Silverstone.

 

They also have nice units.

If you don't plan on Ultra High ENd hardware, 450 or 550W Bitfenix Formula or Whisper M is a good choice, be quiet Straight Power 11, Cougar GX-F, Silverstone Strider Platinum.

I know but on the problem it's the resellers in Mexico. They import the most common brands and if I want a specific brand I need import and the shipping and taxes increase to much the final price ?

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3 hours ago, Half Life said:

I know but on the problem it's the resellers in Mexico. They import the most common brands and if I want a specific brand I need import and the shipping and taxes increase to much the final price ?

 

Just look at the Tier list and pick the best one in the top 2 tiers that they have, I would say go with 650W for future upgrades, GPU and or CPU. The good units have long warranties so they will last a few builds/upgrades etc.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

Why are people still using it?!
ITs overestimating by a mile.


They make money with the affiliate Linsk they have on the site. 

 

Anyway, without OC; a high quality 350W should be enough, 450W to be on the safe side.

And for future upgrades a 550W might make sense.

 

650W is mostly useless, even today.

Well PSU calculators in general are least a good base line, but there is always room for margin of error.

And all PSU calculators are affiliated with one PSU maker or another.

I usually recommend at base 550W or 650W for a gaming PC, 550W is usually suitable enough.

The only reason why i would recommend a 650W is if its at a good price and has a good rating on the PSU tier list.

 

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5GHz is a really common overclocking goal for those CPUs so there are actual reviewers that test the power consumption at those overclocks.
Like this one from Tom's Hardware https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-9600k-coffee-lake-cpu,5922-2.html

 

Spoiler

180W with really stupid heavy power draw from full artificial AVX stress testing. Not really typical results if gaming or whatever...

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115W with more realistic load testing, more comparable to gaming consumption... Gaming maybe even a bit less.
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Same thing again for the GPU, look up power consumption results for the graphics card. You'll see it's spec'd at 150W, but can probably push it as high as 200-225W if you increase the clocks and move the power target slider.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-pascal-performance,4585-7.html

 

Just keep in mind if you look up power consumption figures check out how the reviewers measure it, what tools they're using and if they're doing individual component measurement (most accurate) or if they're just doing total system power draw.


Running synthetic stress tests like Prime95 + Furmark on the CPU and GPU at same time looking at maybe up to 400W combined on CPU & GPU. More realistic gaming loads like <300W combined CPU & GPU.

System should run perfectly fine on any good quality 450W PSU, even with a 5GHz OC on the CPU. Go 550W if you really want to or if you plan on upgrading the GPU. No need for 650W or 750W with your system (though if you're looking specifically for an 80+ Platinum unit a lot of those start out at 650 or 750 watts).
 

4 hours ago, Half Life said:

I know but on the problem it's the resellers in Mexico. They import the most common brands and if I want a specific brand I need import and the shipping and taxes increase to much the final price ?

If market isn't very good there, you're probably going to be paying through the nose for any 80+ Platinum units, I'd probably just settle for looking at units with 80+ gold efficiency ratings and save your money.

 

The cheapest platinum units I see on Amazon Mexico is the Seasonic Prime Ultra Platinum 550W, or the Corsair HX750 (non-i) which are both for about 3000 pesos, or about $160 USD.
If you're willing to settle for 'only' 80+ gold, then just grab the RM550x (2018) for 2000 pesos ($105 USD) instead.

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5 hours ago, Half Life said:

I know but on the problem it's the resellers in Mexico. They import the most common brands and if I want a specific brand I need import and the shipping and taxes increase to much the final price ?

Find a unit Tier A+. Gold is enough.

 

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8 hours ago, Spotty said:

The cheapest platinum units I see on Amazon Mexico is the Seasonic Prime Ultra Platinum 550W, or the Corsair HX750 (non-i) which are both for about 3000 pesos, or about $160 USD.
If you're willing to settle for 'only' 80+ gold, then just grab the RM550x (2018) for 2000 pesos ($105 USD) instead.

I decided and I'll buy the RMx. For less $10 USD more I can go for the 650 version. I should buy it or save the money for anything else?

 

7 hours ago, LienusLateTips said:

Find a unit Tier A+. Gold is enough.

 

Sure, I'll go for the RMx.

Thanks!

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1 minute ago, Half Life said:

I decided and I'll buy the RMx. For less $10 USD more I can go for the 650 version. I should buy it or save the money for anything else?

Other than the obvious wattage difference between the two, the RM650x (2018) has an additional PCIe and SATA connector on the modular interface on the unit, and comes with an extra PCIe cable and SATA cable in the box.

RM550x (2018) will be fine for your system, but if you're planning on changing to a high power draw card like a 1080Ti, 2080Ti, Radeon VII, Vega56/64, then get the RM650x (2018) for the extra PCIe connectors so that you can have each PCIe connector plugged in to the GPU coming off an individual connector on the PSU side (without having to buy extra PCIe cables from Corsair). But that's not an issue with your GTX 1070.

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1 minute ago, Spotty said:

(without having to buy extra PCIe cables from Corsair). 

Well in that case, I think it's convenient buy the 650 version, cuz in case if i need the extra cable, to buy it wil be the price for the cable plus shipping and tax. And I'm sure that will cost more than 10 extra bucks. 

 

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Well guys, searching on online country stores I found a Seasonic Prime Gold 1000W for ~$130 USD including shipping and taxes.

Thanks for the help!

 

 

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