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Offline DoctorQuest

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What is a good power supply (PSU) rating these days?
« on: December 09, 2018, 02:49:41 PM »
I may be in the market for a new power supply and just curious what the grogs think is a good output rating these days. I probably don't need a high-end unit but I want to be able to run a decent video card along side an I7 type processor.

Any ideas would be appreciated. I will be doing my own research as well but I know a number of you build your own rigs and can bring that expertise to bear on my question.

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Re: What is a good power supply (PSU) rating these days?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 02:54:20 PM »
Dr - without some more specifics itís hard to give advice

I think your first step is to go to a power calculator and put in all your components plus planned upgrades to see what you power overhead needs to be.

After that all I can suggest is get a name brand, donít go generic or no name.

I use to like Corsair but it seems their quality has gone done so now I roll with an EVGA.
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Offline Huw the Poo

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Re: What is a good power supply (PSU) rating these days?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 03:38:26 PM »
Yeah, there are several online calculators that will tell you what you need.  Also the GPU you buy will have a minimum requirement listed, which I believe will be by far the most power-hungry part of any normal setup.

As Jamus says, get a good brand.  The PSU is one thing you do not want to skimp on.  Get a gold-rated supply if you can.

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Re: What is a good power supply (PSU) rating these days?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 03:59:27 PM »
This is what I bought this year when I built my rig...probably a little overkill but the price of PSU is pretty cheap between the various levels...better to be safe than sorry, think at the time I paid $150 for it.

EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1+, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular, FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Power Supply 120-GP-1000-X1

Offline demjansk1942

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Re: What is a good power supply (PSU) rating these days?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 04:51:07 PM »
Grim, nice psu, still working well?