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Hello,

I'm currently getting a build list together for my first build and need a little help picking a power supply that meets a few criteria:

1.Capable of powering:

     CPU: Ryzen 5 2600

     GPU: 1070ti (possibly 1080)

     Ram: 16gb (2x8gb)

     and the typical: fans, AIO dual 120mm cooler, etc

2.Fully Modular (preferably)

3.Quiet, if it is just a little loud I'm ok with that.

4. Cheap

 

Thanks in advance!

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Whisper M 450W, Straight Power 11 450W, RM550x 2018 or RM550x. All of those are high end, quiet, fully modular PSUs. 

1 minute ago, Dan1 said:

Find a Corsair or Evga modular power supply.

Recommending by brand makes no sense, as all of them sell crappy products. Especially with EVGA, which has a billion different PSUs, a lot of which are absolute crap. 

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I'd go for anything past 550W and do some future proofing. The EVGA 550W G2 or G3, SeaSonic Focus Plus Gold 550W, and Corsair RM550x are all great options with a great warranty and are fully modular.

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7 hours ago, JADAK said:

Hello,

I'm currently getting a build list together for my first build and need a little help picking a power supply that meets a few criteria:

1.Capable of powering:

     CPU: Ryzen 5 2600

     GPU: 1070ti (possibly 1080)

     Ram: 16gb (2x8gb)

     and the typical: fans, AIO dual 120mm cooler, etc

2.Fully Modular (preferably)

3.Quiet, if it is just a little loud I'm ok with that.

4. Cheap

 

Thanks in advance!

W here do you live, what#s available??

Usual recommendations: Bitfenix Whisper M, be quiet Straight Power 11.

7 hours ago, Dan1 said:

Find a Corsair or Evga modular power supply.

could you stop with the Brand recommendation nonsense?!
Both have either not great or outright crap in their lineup.

And especially EVGA is nothing specail and also has some shit in their lineup as well.

The BT and  BV are not something to recommend wich you kinda did.

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7 hours ago, JM21 said:

I'd go for anything past 550W and do some future proofing. The EVGA 550W G2 or G3, SeaSonic Focus Plus Gold 550W, and Corsair RM550x are all great options with a great warranty and are fully modular.

Quality is more future proofing than Wattage!

And even then nobody really knows what the Future will bring.


And ATX is also causing problems. With a different, 12V only or more oriented towars it, we could up the efficiency another 2-3% without any new components, just by getting rid of the minor rails and the inefficiency of the dual voltage converting.

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13 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

Quality is more future proofing than Wattage!

And even then nobody really knows what the Future will bring.


And ATX is also causing problems. With a different, 12V only or more oriented towars it, we could up the efficiency another 2-3% without any new components, just by getting rid of the minor rails and the inefficiency of the dual voltage converting.

I know that's why I recommended higher quality 80+ Gold units, all my recommendations are tier 1 and 2 PSU's. But you could argue that a PSU is the safest future proofing you can go for. I splurged 2-3 years ago and got an EVGA 750W P2 and it's the only piece of hardware I still have from that system, best future proofing I've done.

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12 hours ago, JM21 said:

But you could argue that a PSU is he safest future proofing you can go for. 

No, because the sucessor to ATX can be announced any day now.

And some are already pissed and and make a more modern interpretation of ATX wich you can see in Business Class PCs from Dell, HP and other big OEMs.

 

And there's also the Intel Design Guide 1.4 wich, according to GI-Joe (RIP) in the Jonnyguru Forum and Jonnyguru makes modern PSU incompatible with the upcoming power saving mechanisms...


So there is no real "future proofing" with PSU because you can not know what the future will bring. And there wasn't really a time where you could use a 10 year old PSU with modern components. There was always something in the way!

 

Its only recently that it might be possible but still not a good idea!

 

Before that, in 2008 you'd not want to use a PSU from 1998!

And before that you couldn't use a PSU from 1988 because it is incompatible.

So why want it anyway??

 

PSU are like Oil in a Motor, a good one extends the life of the components, a bad one ruins the life and shortens it dramatically. So why risk that at all?!

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