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Will a 700 Watt PSU be enough for an RTX 3060 Ti?

I'm going to be building myself a PC soon and am interested in the Gainward GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB Phoenix "GS" but I'm not sure if the 700 Watt 80+ Silver PSU I've ordered will be enough. 

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What 700W 80+ Silver PSU is it, and what other components will you be powering?

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3 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

What 700W 80+ Silver PSU is it, and what other components will you be powering?

I'm thinking of a Ryzen 5 3600X and the PSU is from a lesser known brand but the reviews were very good. It's an nJoy Legion 700.

 

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4 minutes ago, MrVot said:

I'm going to be building myself a PC soon and am interested in the Gainward GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB Phoenix "GS" but I'm not sure if the 700 Watt 80+ Silver PSU I've ordered will be enough. 

The wattage is good, but make sure the PSU itself is good. You would probably want a good 600W unit rather than a mediocre 700W unit.

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Just now, MrVot said:

I'm thinking of a Ryzen 5 3600X and the PSU is from a lesser known brand but reviews were very good. It's an  nJoy Legion 700.

 

Just because the reviews are good doesn't mean it's a good unit.

For instance the diablotek 350w PSU has 4/5 stars, but it's known to be one of the worst PSUS of all time.

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1 minute ago, MrVot said:

I'm thinking of a Ryzen 5 3600X and the PSU is from a lesser known brand but the reviews were very good. It's an nJoy Legion 700.

Just the fact that it doesn't support full-range input alone makes me very skeptical of its quality.

I'd get something better for an Ampere GPU.

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2 minutes ago, MrVot said:

I'm thinking of a Ryzen 5 3600X and the PSU is from a lesser known brand but the reviews were very good. It's an nJoy Legion 700.

 

Good "reviews" or good actual reviews? Newegg and amazon "reviews" aren't really reviews, since they basically boil down to "I like it, 5 stars" or "I didn't like it, 1 star" without getting into the meat of it.

 

As for wattage, the 3060 ti and Ryzen 5 3600 would consume close to 350 watts or less under a stress test. 700 watts is overkill my a mile.

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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3 minutes ago, Downkey said:

The wattage is good, but make sure the PSU itself is good. You would probably want a good 600W unit rather than a mediocre 700W unit.

I would look at a 650W PSU from a reputable company such as EVGA, Silverstone, Seasonic

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8 minutes ago, MrVot said:

I'm going to be building myself a PC soon and am interested in the Gainward GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB Phoenix "GS" but I'm not sure if the 700 Watt 80+ Silver PSU I've ordered will be enough. 

What exactly is your budget for a PSU?

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The problem with some system builders is, they pick up nice parts for their build, but cheap out on the PSU, which is an irony as the PSU is the most important part of a system build. Go for a good quality 650W PSU (at the very least, doesn't hurt if higher) from Corsair, Seasonic, SilverStone, Enermax, etc. 

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as everyone above said get good quality psu, rm650x prefferably

"I know a lot about a little, but a little about a lot"

Note that I am a student so what I say is based on what I read, and may not be the case for everyone.

I am not the best technician, so don't make fun

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I have been using a 600 watt corsair unit for a 3070 with 3800xt, zero problems. You should be fine. Go with quality over quantity, as others have said. 

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