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Hi everyone,

 

I have a question about psu recommendation.

Lets say if you want to buy a GPU and you read its specifications and psu recommended for it is 650 watts.

 

So is it better to upgrade your psu to 700 watts or greater than 650 watts? Just to be on the safe side?

For example this gpu needs 650 watt and I have 650 watts. psu: https://www.palit.com/palit/vgapro.php?id=3747&lang=en&pn=NE63070019P2-1041A&tab=ov

 

 

Also let me know if this card is a good 3070 variant or not?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Tom80765412 said:

Hi everyone,

 

I have a question about psu recommendation.

Lets say if you want to buy a GPU and you read its specifications and psu recommended for it is 650 watts.

 

So is it better to upgrade your psu to 700 watts or greater than 650 watts? Just to be on the safe side?

For example this gpu needs 650 watt and I have 650 watts. psu: https://www.palit.com/palit/vgapro.php?id=3747&lang=en&pn=NE63070019P2-1041A&tab=ov

 

 

Also let me know if this card is a good 3070 variant or not?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those power limits are assuming you are using the highest wattage CPU (reasonably) possible.

Also, in the current market, you can get an RX 6800 (3080 competitor) for the price of a 3070.

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Which RTX 3070 should you buy

As for the PSU, generally speaking, the higher the capacity the better for multiple reasons, but sticking with the recommended PSU is fine. However, transient spikes for RTX 30 series is quite bad, so bad that some PSU's got updated just to accommodate RTX 30 series spikes. Linus mentioned this in one of his videos.

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1 hour ago, Dukesilver27- said:

Which RTX 3070 should you buy

As for the PSU, generally speaking, the higher the capacity the better for multiple reasons, but sticking with the recommended PSU is fine. However, transient spikes for RTX 30 series is quite bad, so bad that some PSU's got updated just to accommodate RTX 30 series spikes. Linus mentioned this in one of his videos.

So when buying a 30 series card, even if you have the exact recommended psu, always upgrade it as well?

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17 minutes ago, Tom80765412 said:

So when buying a 30 series card, even if you have the exact recommended psu, always upgrade it as well?

Depends on the quality of the PSU. There are a lot of 650w PSUs that fail with a 3070. On the other side there are high-end 550w PSUs that can run a 3070 without any issue and 600w that can run a 3080.

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1 hour ago, Tom80765412 said:

So when buying a 30 series card, even if you have the exact recommended psu, always upgrade it as well?

Check your PSU tier, Tier As most likely will be able to handle the spikes. I tell you what tho, Corsair's RM and RMx 2021 version was updated for RTX 30 series cards, so idk.

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11 minutes ago, Dukesilver27- said:

Check your PSU tier, Tier As most likely will be able to handle the spikes. I tell you what tho, Corsair's RM and RMx 2021 version was updated for RTX 30 series cards, so idk.

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https://cultists.network/140/psu-tier-list/

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18 hours ago, --SID-- said:

Depends on the quality of the PSU. There are a lot of 650w PSUs that fail with a 3070. On the other side there are high-end 550w PSUs that can run a 3070 without any issue and 600w that can run a 3080.

https://www.gigabyte.com/Power-Supply/GP-UD750GM#kf

 

Would this be a good PSU for 3070?

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17 hours ago, Dukesilver27- said:

Check your PSU tier, Tier As most likely will be able to handle the spikes. I tell you what tho, Corsair's RM and RMx 2021 version was updated for RTX 30 series cards, so idk.

Ok Ill check it.

What I want to know is that if for example you have a 500 watt psu, but all components in your system requires lets say 550 watts or 600 watts of power.

What will happen?

Could this damage the parts if they dont get full power or the system wont even start?

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It might start up just fine because the load is still minimum, when there's load goes above the capacity, things might happen. 

The sort of thing that might happen is highly dependent on the PSU quality, bad quality PSUs might blow up and might also took the whole system with it. Good or great ones might just shut down to protect itself and other components it powers. That is why you should not gamble on cheap low quality PSUs.

 

33 minutes ago, Tom80765412 said:

https://www.gigabyte.com/Power-Supply/GP-UD750GM#kf

 

Would this be a good PSU for 3070?

Gigabyte is not known for making great PSUs, there was an incident with their PSUs, it blew up, google it.

I'd recommend you to stick with well known value/budget PSU manufacturers, like Corsair, EVGA, MSI, Super Flower, etc.

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2 hours ago, Tom80765412 said:

https://www.gigabyte.com/Power-Supply/GP-UD750GM#kf

 

Would this be a good PSU for 3070?

Gigabyte (MEIC is the OEM) is not a PSU brand I recommand. There was a massive issue last year with an entire series that they solve not very well and giving that junk for free with their videocards.

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