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Can a 500w power supply handle a rtx 2070?

Hello everyone, i want to update my graphics card but I am scared of what card can my psu handle without upgrading it,

I am currently using a Be Quiet! Pure Power 11 500w 80 plus gold power supply with a gtx 1650 super and a 65w cpu (ryzen 5 3600)

Can It handle something more powerful like a rtx 2070?





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maybe. Depends on the PSU.

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20 minutes ago, CircleTech said:

maybe. Depends on the PSU.

Well, his psu is Be Quiet! Pure Power 11 500w.

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I think it not better you upgrade it, you can see my spec i little same to you but im using gtx 1080. I always not enough power sometime it shutdown. I know rtx 2070 power consumption is better than gtx 1080 . 


it better you upgrade the PSU + GPU.


my PSU already using 4 year idk mybe it time to broke or sometime problem 

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probably, a friend of mine has an RTX 2080 with a 550w PSU

Main PC [The Rig of Theseus]:

CPU: i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GPU 1: GTX 1660@2070MHz | GPU 2: GT 710 | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic | PSU: Corsair RM 650i | SSD: Corsair MP510 480GB |  HDD: 2x 2TB WD Black | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro | OS: Windows 10 Pro, Manjaro


Secondary PC [Why did I bother]:

CPU: AMD Athlon 3000G | GPU: Vega 3 iGPU | RAM: 8 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Corsair 88R | PSU: Corsair VS650 | SSD: WD Green M.2 SATA 120 GB | Motherboard: MSI A320M-A PRO MAX | OS: Windows 10 Pro


Server [Solution in search of a problem]:

Model: HP DL360e Gen8 | CPU: 1x Xeon E5-2430L v1 | RAM: 12 GB DDR3 1066MHz | SSD: Kingston A400 120GB | OS: Debian Buster


Server 2 electric boogaloo [A waste of electricity]

Model: intel NUC NUC5CPYH | CPU: Celeron N3050 | RAM: 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz | SSD: Kingston UV400 120GB | OS: Debian Buster


Laptop [A hunk of shit]:

Model: MacBook Air Late 2010 | CPU: Core 2 Duo L9600 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz | OS: MacOS Catalina 


PSA: No, I didn't waste all that money on computers, (except the main one) my server cost $40, the intel NUC was my old PC (although then it had 8GB of ram, I gave the bigger stick of ram to a person who really needed it), my laptop is used and the second PC is really cheap.

I like tinkering with computers and have a personal hatred towards phones and everything they represent (I daily drive an iPhone 7, or a 6, depends on which one works that day)

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I'm using a 450w PSU with a overclocked 3600 and 5700XT.


People used to pair a 500w PSU with 4790k and 980Ti.

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Your PC won't draw more than 300w at any time with a 2070,  a 500w PSU is plenty for the job.

Intel Core i5-8400 / ASRock Z370 Pro 4 / Hyper 212 Evo / 16GB DDR4 @3000 / MSI RTX 2070 Armor / Corsair RM550x / SanDisk 250GB / 1TB WD HDD / Fractal Design Define R4

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