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2012 Corsair HX850 for RTX 3080

I have an 8 year old Corsair HX850 from another pc. Would it still be okay to use this unit with the RTX 3080? Currently I am having a Ryzen 5 3600 in an X570 Tomahawk. 


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4 minutes ago, stephenrayb said:

I have an 8 year old Corsair HX850 from another pc. Would it still be okay to use this unit for with the RTX 3080? Currently I am having a Ryzen 5 3600 in an X570 Tomahawk. 

No. Dont connect that psu to you psu I can tell you without looking it it up that an 8yo psu wont have enough watts to power your 3080 you should get a 1000 watt psu based on the amount of power the rtx 3080 needs and your other specs.

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I'd get a new power supply. It was good for its time but its age and double forward topology don't make it comparable even to more modern options.

Do you have a particular set budget for the upgrade?

 

7 minutes ago, kucharczykt said:

I can tell you without looking it it up that an 8yo psu wont have enough watts to power your 3080 you should get a 1000 watt psu based on the amount of power the rtx 3080 needs and your other specs.

Huh?

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20 minutes ago, stephenrayb said:

I have an 8 year old Corsair HX850 from another pc. Would it still be okay to use this unit with the RTX 3080? Currently I am having a Ryzen 5 3600 in an X570 Tomahawk. 

 

Ah, I would highly recommend you replace that 8 YO PSU.

 

Don't use it.

 

Get a new HX 850, HXI 850, RMX 850 or RMI 850.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, stephenrayb said:

I have an 8 year old Corsair HX850 from another pc. Would it still be okay to use this unit with the RTX 3080? Currently I am having a Ryzen 5 3600 in an X570 Tomahawk. 

I have some 10 year old tires.  They were really good tires at the time. Michelins.  They happen to be the size that my 2020 Camaro uses.  For some reason, two blew out in a week.  Something about dry rot and splitting.....

 

Anyway.. when that happened, I lost control of the car and ran it into a lamp post.  Totaled it.  Now I need a new car.

 

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6 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

I'd get a new power supply. It was good for its time but its age and double forward topology don't make it comparable even to more modern options.

Do you have a particular set budget for the upgrade?

 

Huh?

Thank you for answering. I am eyeing on the corsair hx1000i since it was recommended by other sources for the rtx 3080


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1 minute ago, stephenrayb said:

Thank you for answering. I am eyeing on the corsair hx1000i since it was recommended by other sources for the rtx 3080

 

Nice unit and it will work fine. 🙂

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The PSU would probably work fine with the RTX3080, but how long are you planning on using the RTX 3080 for? Next 3 years? 5 years? If you purchased it in 2012 the PSU will be 11-13 years old by then and I'm not sure if I would trust it to last that long. PSUs are the sort of thing that people forget about until either something goes wrong or they change hardware. Do you want to replace it when you change hardware or when something goes wrong?

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12 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

I have some 10 year old tires.  They were really good tires at the time. Michelins.  They happen to be the size that my 2020 Camaro uses.  For some reason, two blew out in a week.  Something about dry rot and splitting.....

 

Anyway.. when that happened, I lost control of the car and ran it into a lamp post.  Totaled it.  Now I need a new car.

 

 

Kinda like people who don't replace their water heater soon enough, within the required time frame.

 

Then it leaks and floods the basement or garage etc.

 

Tires are only good for 5 years then they need to be replaced no matter what.

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12 minutes ago, stephenrayb said:

Thank you for answering. I am eyeing on the corsair hx1000i since it was recommended by other sources for the rtx 3080

That's a solid option, albeit quite a bit on the overkill side.

You could definitely spend less and still be just as good, but if the cost of that particular unit is not a problem, then I'd say go for it.

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1 hour ago, Mateyyy said:

That's a solid option, albeit quite a bit on the overkill side.

You could definitely spend less and still be just as good, but if the cost of that particular unit is not a problem, then I'd say go for it.

 

Actually it's not overkill.

 

If the total max system load is near the 50% load range or so it's NOT overkill.

 

With a 3080, most pulling around 350W to 375W for the 2x 8 Pin cards and 400W to 450W + for the 3x 8 Pin cards...

 

Doesn't take much to hit 500W or so total max system load.

 

These days with the 3080 and 3090 depending on what someone is actually running there is really very little that would really be overkill PSU wattage wise.

 

That said 850W will work for his system and 1000W is not out of bounds at all.

 

 

Take my system below as an example with my 850W PSU.

 

77% of 850W PSU for my typical gaming load. (I have a new PSU coming)

 

89% of 850W PSU for max system load. 89% of a 850W PSU.... !!!!!!

 

 

Even with a 1000W PSU the gaming load would be 65% and max load would be 75%. (Would be tolerable, not too bad)

 

1200W would be 54% and 63%.... And that is with a 1200W PSU..... 1200W..... !!!!!! 😉

 

Just a simple example using the system below.

 

 

 

 

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