500W should be enough if OP wants to keep costs down.
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti's TDP is 250W, i7 6700 draws 65W, so between CPU and GPU it's only going to pull 315W, that leaves almost 200W for other components, HDDs are going to pull less then 10W each, much less for SSD.
The similar model EVGA 650W is reduced to $49.99 though, so for the extra $10 it would probably be worth picking up that instead for future proofing, but 500W will 100% run the system above otherwise I wouldn't have suggested it.
I was going to recommend the EVGA GQ 650 for $50 but this Enermax is Tier A compared to the Tier C for the EVGA. For those of you who don't care about the tier system, heres the EVGA 650 GQ for $50
I wouldn't advise going with that psu if you're planning to overclock. There is currently a good deal on amazon on this psu. It costs a bit more but it's well worth it.
On the other hand you might be able to save a few hundred bucks by going with a gtx 1060 instead of 1070ti. If you're going to play games at 1080p and 60fps gtx 1060 will be more than able to handle them.
Wait are you talking about the 4-pin adapter for the for 20-pin plug? I've never had to plug in more than a 24-pin and an 8-pin (or two). I'm not even sure my EVGA Gold PSU has that.
I just ordered this PSU (should be here on Friday) to test: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017HA3SQ8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This is the one I have:
It has two VGA 8 pin spots and two CPU 8 pin spots. Not sure if I could get away with using the extra CPU slot. But the cables are currently at my parents house and I wouldn’t be able to get them until tomorrow.
cpu/motherboard/ram is decent if you're upgrading from an old intel/amd gaming system, especially i5 11400 if buying new (and i see a good amount of used ryzen systems too). most would be hardpressed to have a gpu fast enough to really benefit from higher end cpus than the current 6-8 core offerings.
budget cases and power supplies are good too.
ssds/hdds really aren't increasing in price that much from what i can tell
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I am about to start my second PC build (last one was 7 years ago) and am delving into custom cables to get a better look this go-around. However, I bought this PSU and want to make sure the cables I get will not only work with that PSU but also be high quality. Any recommendations?
I strongly prefer modular supplies, but if you're okay with the extra cables laying in the case it's fine. Not sure if the massive price jump is worth the cable mgmt improvement and the higher end sku/efficiency. https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Supply-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8?ref_=ast_sto_dp
Yeah, I'd agree, and I just ignore those two-word reviews as "I received $5 to say nothing and give it 5 stars" and move on. Best to check out product reviews on multiple sites, which I'm going to guess that you have.
Thing is, if you want a good, high-wattage PSU to use with a 3950x and SLI'd RTX 3080 Ti cards, then you'll need to pay for that capability right now.
If you can't, then all you can do at this moment is get what you can afford, and plan on buying what you need when you do finally upgrade. By then, the cost of a good PSU against high-end CPU and GPU will be comparatively cheap.
As just a suggestion, how about this? $89.99 on Amazon. Pretty good user ratings, and pretty decent specs.
EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ GOLD 650W, Semi Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, 5 Year Warranty
I personally would get at least a 650 watt psu to be safe. This evga 650 gq+ I bought is a better deal than the one you listed. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HA3SQ8?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
everything else looks alright, but for $100 more (and less with saving on the psu) you could get a 5700xt, which is much better than the rx580.
Interesting. What would be the downside to keeping the psu for now? I have seen some cheap evga 650W gold certified psus on this subreddit so I might bite on one of those.
EDIT: https://www.amazon.ca/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Supply-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1529942143&sr=8-2&keywords=evga+psu+650 Would this be a good replacement PSU?
As you can see, my stupidity is showing, I was under the impression that the higher the rating, the more efficient and "cleaner" than a lesser. Like a bronze would be less efficient and dirty in comparison to a gold.
I was looking at a 650W EVGA gold PSU for 90$
Is this a good option, the 24 pin connector is not removable and that's a bummer but it's Black over my current 24 pin that is a rainbow of colors.
As someone who has said, "I don't need a modular PSU", having a modular or semi modular PSU is awesome. I've had great results from any Gold rated EVGA PSU.
For a good experience and to avoid future problems I would recommend you to go a bit bigger in the PSU than you actually use, for a longer life of the PSU and better stability. So even if your CPU has 65W tdp and your CPU around 140-150, you should go for 550/650, if you are not tied to EVGA you should just go and search for a 550+ with Gold efficiency, Somethingn like this if it's not too pricey: https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Supply-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1514306767&sr=8-4-fkmr0&keywords=evga+gq+550w
Went ahead and with the recommendations here so far switched it quickly to this PSU
At that price, you can find plenty of better PSUs with either bronze 750w or even other 650w Gold ones
I wouldn't go with the NEX PSU. They're the first generation and the quality isn't the highest. Might be risky towards some if your parts. EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ GOLD 650W, Semi Modular https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bebczbBFZ18CG
GQ is higher quality than NEX
I put the wrong PSU in. I actually have the:
EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Any thoughts on this one?
I only have the 1700x because Microcenter had a $100 off bundle with MOBA for 1700x and only $50 for 1700.
Thanks to everyone for your input. I'm thinking about picking up this PSU (EVGA Supernova 650w 80+Gold) https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-120-G1-0750-XR/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1490294979&sr=8-3&keywords=evga%2Bsupernova%2B750w&th=1
I'm not planning on SLI, so I think 650 would work. My current PSU is 500w ATX - so would this fit, or do I need to get the exact dimensions?
Two questions would this be a good power supply to replace it with?
And is there any real reason behind switching to micro-atx or is it just personal preference?
Unless you want a modular one, I'd say get this one, it's seasonic made with japanese capacitors, and a 5 year warranty, I couldn't find anything better for 50 usd, if you want a modular one this one might be a good option https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Supply-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480212254&sr=8-1&keywords=psu+evga+gq
1050Ti > 750Ti.
That, and get a good quality PSU rather than just some random 430W one. I'd recommend something like this, can't really be beat for the price.
If you don't want your $1000 desktop to catch on fire or permanently break, I highly recommend you replace your power supply.
A 6 pin PCI-E connector is not build to draw 150W. This can cause issues within the power supply which can damage all parts of your desktop.
Also remember that when you switch the power supply, NEVER USE any modular cables from the previous power supply. There is no standard for them so although it may be the same connection to the power supply, the wiring may be completely different. ONLY use the power cables from your new power supply.
If you are not going to crossfire, I recommend this supply: https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Crossfire-Warranty-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8/
It's just $10 cheaper, but this EVGA 650W is gold rated as well, and only has the motherboard cable that is non-removable.
There are EVGA supernovas and GQ, do you know which one is good? I was thinking of buying this one:
IMO I would recommend going 16GB ram because it's so cheap these days and if I edit a video I can easily hit 2GB with just the exe file. Plus you get to use both channels instead of one, You'll probably never update your ram again until you get a new board.
For the power supply I would get at least a gold rated EVGA 650W with a promo code or sale you could get pretty much at the same price. (Example on Amazon EVGA 650 GQ 80+ GOLD ) They go cheaper just showing a quick example and reviews are your friend.
I'm doing this on the go so sorry for not updating your build.
As for the price check out pcparkpicker graph on the item and you can judge where the price is about. It's not perfect but it'll give you an idea.
Seconding /u/temsiKx's H110 recommendation. Also, it you haven't already purchased that Corsair CX, you can get the much better EVGA GQ for the same price and without having to send in a rebate.
It would be enough as long as you're not overclocking too much, otherwise I'd look at this one. It's just as high quality as the GS but then semi-modular instead of fully modular.
That PSU is kinda yuck. Get this instead: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Crossfire-Warranty-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8
Other than that it looks good. Consider getting an all in one water cooler for the CPU if you're going to overclock the 6600K.
I'm using a CMStorm QFR right now, its pretty legit. Check out /r/mechmarket for some good deals if you don't mind used.
An SSD would be nice, but I'd look at it as your first upgrade. Alternatively grab a 240/256GB SSD and then grab an HDD when you need to extra space. I'm currently only running a 256GB SSD and while it's pretty full (~80%), I still have 5 games installed on it.
A quality 550w PSU is enough for most single cards builds. Next gen cards are more likely to consume less power, not more. There are good 650w options for about the same price though. A 650w GQ would be a good option...
I'd probably go for the GQ. Better internals than either, and slightly cheaper than the G1, though it's semi modular rather than fully modular, and misses out on some extra warranty, but does introduce a passive fan mode for low load.
Apart from that, everything is more than fine.
There isn't a point to water cool since you can't overclock. Wouldn't be worth it to change the CPU cooler at this point.
Yeah ATNG isn't exactly known for quality power supplies. If you have the money, replace it. Could very well be a ticking time bomb. Especially if you tried to add a beefier graphics card in the future. A good power supply can range from $55-$100 USD. I'd recommend this unit if you live in the US.
Well I will end up getting one later down the road when I want to start running games on an SSD and this is some what of a budget build so I can't go all out and get those samsung 850 evo series SSDs.
Edit: I think I will swap the PSUs and add this one instead http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Crossfire-Warranty-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1454325564&sr=1-7&keywords=Power+supply&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_two_browse-bin%3A6906985011
Yes, it's 650. Currently running a Ryzen 3700X.
This looks like a solid build, but I would consider the EVGA 650W GQ (80+ Gold, ECO) a better choice. You can get it on Amazon for $69.99.
ATX, Z170 (which supports Intel K-series overclocking), and supports AMD Crossfire (which is AMD equivalent of SLI). It's $90 on Amazon.
Sub-$100, but MicroATX. It has Crossfire support, but it'll be a tight fit on MicroATX.
Also, as /u/Panayotes mentioned, ASRock motherboards are usually sub-$100 with features that over-$100 motherboards would have. Just search for <strong>ASRock motherboards with LGA1151 socket and Crossfire compatibility</strong> in PCPartPicker.
To answer your question, no. The RX 480 is supposed to consume 150W of power, so two would take around 300. A 750W power supply would be needed for peace of mind with 2x RX 480s.
A 650W power supply could work, but I wouldn't recommend it. And, if you're even considering using 2x 480s, you may as well buy a GTX 1070. That would work much more comfortably at 650W.
This is good; however, you can get an <strong>EVGA 650W GQ for $69.99 on Amazon</strong>. Not necessary, just a better deal.
Oh yeah this psu is in a great sale, its evga as well
Anyway if you want more help from the community post again with detailed information on what you want out of the pc, budget, etc
Alright, I've replaced the fan, once again thank you for the tip. Would never have noticed that otherwise, and I would never want my fans running at full power.
One last thing: I think I'd prefer to use a well-rated brand name PSU such as this one: https://www.amazon.ca/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Supply-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8
Call me paranoid, but I really want this PC to last me a while and to run at near peak efficiency, and as far as I can tell, EVGA makes the best and most popular PSUs. However, if you can think of a different cheaper/better brand name PSU (such as an Asus or Corsair one), I'd be happy to hear it.
Any recommendations on what to buy? Saw this one on Amazon with pretty good reviews.
I see. You really shouldn’t cheap out on your PSU.
This one will probably suit your needs.
sorry my bad for not clarifying. It is semi modular and I don't know how to word it exactly
here is a link to the one I bought I few days ago: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HA3SQ8?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
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Was in the same boat. Amazon has the EVGA 650 GQ for $100.86 and by all accounts it's a very solid model.
I ended up ordering this EGVA 650W PSU which has two 8 pin EPS outputs. I ordered a splitter cable that's 8pin into two 8 pin tails, so I can utilize both outputs.
Hasn’t arrived yet. I’ll know in a few days. Are you getting some kind of problem booting; or what’s happening?
EDIT Tails are 8 pin, not 4.
Thanks for your reply. For anyone who comes across this thread while looking for the same solution, I hope you have an easier time finding an answer than I did.
I ended up ordering this EGVA 650W PSU which has two 8 pin EPS outputs. I ordered a splitter cable that's 8pin into two 4 pin tails, so I can utilize both outputs.
I saw conflicting responses about whether or not this would be necessary, but with the scarcity of PSUs right now, I didn't want to risk finding out I was one of the exceptions to "It should be fine" and then have to find a new PSU.
Sounds like me, and if you decide to go with an ebay key (or some other way to get windows for cheap) you could get a 650w psu, I just bought this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_v9d5Db8ZM84JZ
Powersupply seems a bit much. I recommend this one instead https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Supply-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=650w+psu&qid=1572353780&sr=8-1
Well I personally have a corsair semi modular 550 but I am planning on upgrading to this https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_awdo_kTtDDbQB2CX0Y
Ok, I should replace it anyway then I think. Is this decent:
With the wiggle room in your budget, I think you should go for a Ryzen 5 1600, an ASRock B450M Pro 4 motherboard, and a nicer power supply. Something 650W with a longer warranty (like this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HA3SQ8/). Then, if there's money left over, get faster RAM--3000 or 3200 GHz or better, CAS latency 16 or 14.
Do you live near a MicroCenter? They have a really good deal on the Ryzen 5 1600--$80 plus tax. They also offer an additional $30 discount if you bundle it with a motherboard. Here's a couple good bundles (for reference, you're paying $167 for your current CPU and mobo):
I couldn't find the bundle link for the motherboard I listed above, but it says it's eligible for the offer, too.
Also, AMD will be announcing the next generation of Ryzen CPUs (3000 series) in a few days at Computex. We expect prices will drop after that on the current and last gen models (1000 and 2000 series). So it might be a good idea to wait a few days.
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This power supply is a viable option: https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Supply-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8
Is he dead set on that case and power supply? I’d upgrade them just a little so they make more sense. For example, $10 more on the case and you get the Corsair Carbide 275r with better cable management and nicer build quality. Also, for another $10 over what you’re paying on that PSU you can get an EVGA 650W 80+ Gold unit.
Corsair Carbide 275r - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139117
EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ Gold 650W, Semi Modular, ECO Mode, 5 Year Warranty, Power Supply 210-GQ-0650-V1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4Cx-BbSHDNFW7
What about this
It seems like the one below is very efficient and meets your recommendation. Just wondering, if I change up the case will it affect anything with picking a power supply?
EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ GOLD 650W, Semi Modular, ECO Mode, 5 Year Warranty, Power Supply 210-GQ-0650-V1
Not the "cheapest" but a GOOD quality PSU at a good price.
Not sure about money conversion rate but
EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ GOLD 650W, Semi Modular, ECO Mode, 5 Year Warranty, Power Supply 210-GQ-0650-V1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_yLvgBbZW62QQV
https://www.amazon.ca/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Supply-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510383287&sr=8-1&keywords=Evga+gq found this one as well is it any better for 4 dollars cheaper? or trust the 550?
Thank you very much!
Would this be a good one?
Thank you very much!
Would this be a good one?
Seems to have two 8 pin pci-e power connectors if I see that correctly.
I'd personally recommend a different PSU, as others have mentioned. This or this would actually be the same or cheaper than the Corsair (assuming you're ordering from Amazon or Newegg), is Gold certified, fully modular, and has much better internal components than the Corsair does.
Your friend might run that PSU without issues, but a lot of people have run into issues with Corsair PSUs, and just because his works doesn't mean yours will. Just my two cents, take it with a grain of salt, I'd just want to make sure that my PSU is as good as it could be, especially if you're spending close to $1,500 on your build.
would this suffice? Especially if I plan to upgrade to a FX8350?
> EVGA G
this is the one i currently have selected...thoughts?
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Supply-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8 thats my psu, if that is a shit power supply idk what is good
My dad is pretty sold on Amazon. He's been a pretty loyal customer since the years ago and he hasn't tried any other retailer.
I've looked around and I've found some options. The lower the price the better it is for me. Tell me what you think of these:
Also, if my estimated wattage is 310W will I need double of that? Could I settle on 500W instead?
Can anyone tell me if my PSU is good?
Probably won't need 650W but just offering this incase you upgrade in the future you won't need to buy a rewire a whole new PSU.
If you want a cheaper MoBo, I'm sure this would be sufficient.
What would you recommend for changes to them? I was thinking this for the PSU https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=V0PHTKI8NVZ5&coliid=I2PTK826W9EQEA&psc=1
Not really anything in that price range, especially considering there's a rebate. Maybe order off of Amazon instead, EVGA 650GQ, $69.99.
You're looking for an ATX motherboard with an 1150 socket and an ATX case.
Here's a good power supply: https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Crossfire-Warranty-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8
Yes, looks good. Don't buy the founders edition, wait for aftermarket gpu.
If you are a student
Cheaper than corsair vengeance, there is no difference tbh.
Cheaper than seasonic g550w.
Sorry for the late response, the answer is quality.
I'd personally recommend checking out the PSU tier list and choosing from Tier 1/Tier 2 PSUs. Here's a link to that.
I've heard nothing but good things about EVGA's G2 series, those PSUs are regarded as very good. They're a bit expensive compared to what you have, though.
For $70 you can get a very slightly worse PSU (compared to the G2 that is), but still very good, from Amazon. EVGA 650W GQ
If you don't care about modularity you could probably still find PSUs better than the one you picked for <$50.
Let me know if there's anything else you need to know! =)
Suggestion: if you need 650W just get an EVGA 650 GQ. It's an awesome PSU. Very well-priced even without a sale, ranked tier-1, and got a 9.4 from johnny guru, with a perfect 10 in build quality.
I would swap the PSU for the EVGA GQ
How does this one stack up?? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HA3SQ8/?tag=pcpapi-20. I see the Evga 550w GS but I think I want a 650w just in case
Not a great PSU. I'd probably grab the EVGA GQ for $70, but if the budget is really tight the EVGA 600B at $45 is okay.
How about the evga 650gq on Amazon? Almost the same price and semi modular.
this or this for a 4590(not overclocked) and a single r9 390?
If you're not upgrading your PSU neither, either one are very likely to be dead in a couple months from that PSU (if they even run at all). If you upgrade to a PSU like this, then I'd go with an R9 390. It's often cheaper, has just over twice the VRAM (even though you realistically won't use any where near that much), and depending on the game it has a slight performance increase.
Pretty decent, though I'd consider going with an ASRock mobo for official BCLK overcloking support and getting a slightly beefier cooler like the Cryorig H7. I'd also get a different PSU. EVGA's NEX units sub 1000w are pretty average. Perhaps go with the GQ instead, it's actually a little cheaper before rebate and has free shipping from amazon...
It's only semi-modular, but that matters little IMO...
Lastly, do you really need a 144Hz freesync panel for "light gaming"? For example you could get a 1440p 60Hz IPS panel for $254, or perhaps a 3440x1440 IPS 'ultra-wide' for an extra $50, which would be considerably better for video editing.
EVGA GQ 650W easily
you could probably find a cheaper case for maybe $50 - 60.
Could probably find a gtx 1070 for around $10 cheaper.
You could pirate windows or use linux.
You could get a PSU for maybe $10 cheaper (this one is tier 1 or 2 https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Crossfire-Warranty-210-GQ-0650-V1/dp/B017HA3SQ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1468798293&sr=1-1&keywords=EVGA+650+GQ)
Cheaper case fans?
This is probably your best bet, it's basically the same as the G2 line minus 'fully modular' (realistically, you won't be removing the 24 pin either way) and they use different cables.