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PSU for FX 6300/new platform + GTX 1070Ti?

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A friend of mine is planning on building a new pc in the future and wants to start off by upgrading his graphics card to a GTX 1070Ti, as he could get one for quite cheap right now. 

His current system consists of a pre-build computer with an FX 6300(yeah, the both of us are aware about there being a bottleneck), 12 gigs of ram, as well as a GTX 750Ti. As his PC was a pre-built one(I think), the power supply he's rocking doesn't look too confidence-aspiring, to put it that way. His power supply is the one included with his LC-Power Pro-925B case, I think(not wanting to mock LC-Power?). 

As I don't really know too much about power supplies, though, I thought I might ask you guys... :P 

According to "outervision.com", a 400 watt power supply should be sufficient.

Not only does that no quite seem to be enough to me to be comfortable, if I'm being honest, but also - especially given that this is the "start" of his new system - I'd like there to be some headroom for new, potentially more powerful/power-hungry hardware for him.

Could you recommend a PSU for him? :) 

Also, efficiency ratings are "a thing", are they? ?? 

 

Thanks in advance! :) 

Make sure to tag and/or quote people so they get notified... :P:D 

 

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Good 550w (Focus+ Gold, GQ, G2, etc)

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A 400W PSU might be "enough" but a crap PSU is always bad news. You can check out the PSU tier list on the forum to see the good ones. Does the PSU currently in use even have an 8 pin PCIe connector? 

 

Regardless, it's ok to get a 1070 ti on sale now, then upgrade to Ryzen or something at a more opportune time. You can put up with the bottleneck for a little while.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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3 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

A 400W PSU might be "enough" but a crap PSU is always bad news. You can check out the PSU tier list on the forum to see the good ones. Does the PSU currently in use even have an 8 pin PCIe connector? 

 

Regardless, it's ok to get a 1070 ti on sale now, then upgrade to Ryzen or something at a more opportune time. You can put up with the bottleneck for a little while.

I'm not quite sure if it has one, but if we really have to, we could build some kind of jank set-up with two PSUs, as I still have one at my place that should be enough for something like that... :D

Make sure to tag and/or quote people so they get notified... :P:D 

 

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1 minute ago, Jonas_2909 said:

I'm not quite sure if it has one, but if we really have to, we could build some kind of jank set-up with two PSUs, as I still have one at my place that should be enough for something like that... :D

it's a better idea to just replace the old one. Make sure there are no proprietary power connector.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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2 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

it's a better idea to just replace the old one. Make sure there are no proprietary power connector.

There are no proprietary connectors, and he is definitely going to replace his power supply anway...

All I wanted to say is that even if he couldn't afford a new one right now, he'd still be able to use his system by utilising two PSUs, although we're probably not going to do that... :D

Make sure to tag and/or quote people so they get notified... :P:D 

 

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15 minutes ago, Jonas_2909 said:

I'm not quite sure if it has one, but if we really have to, we could build some kind of jank set-up with two PSUs, as I still have one at my place that should be enough for something like that... :D

You really don't want to do that, you might think "oh we just put this connector here and that's it"

you'll need to be able to start AND shut down both at the same time since both will have load you'll also need to balance the load on the probably group regulated aux unit so the output is somewhat stable.

 

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43 minutes ago, aezakmi said:

You really don't want to do that, you might think "oh we just put this connector here and that's it"

you'll need to be able to start AND shut down both at the same time since both will have load you'll also need to balance the load on the probably group regulated aux unit so the output is somewhat stable.

 

Don't tinker with PSUs if you don't know what you're doing, if you send current to the card via the aux unit before the main can power the slot you could fry it

Yeah, I know there's a lot that can go wrong, hence I'm not really keen on doing it... ?‍♂️?

Make sure to tag and/or quote people so they get notified... :P:D 

 

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                                                                                                     AOC C24G1 / BenQ GW2270H(rarely overclocked to 87Hz :P )
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13 hours ago, Jonas_2909 said:

Could you recommend a PSU for him? :) 

Cheap as possible:
be quiet System Power 9

 

OKish: be quiet Pure Power 10/11

 

Good: Bitfenix Formula, Whisper M, be quiet Straight Power 11.

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13 hours ago, Jonas_2909 said:

Also, efficiency ratings are "a thing", are they? ?? 

Well, they are ratings for Efficiency...

And only the Gold one has a bit of importance as there are no good quality Bronze units no more...

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