New PSU

The Cobra

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Hi All,

My 6 year old 1600W Enermax PSU is finally dying. I have a 1950x Threadripper, 32GB of 3200mhz RAM, 2080ti. I noticed this earler last week when I was playing BF-V, I would here this little crackling sound. Well, over the last few days it has gotten worse. More crackling sound coming from my PSU when doing graphics intensive gaming before teh gamne crashes to the desktop. Normal desktop functions work fine such as video playback playback or video rendering such as Adobe After Effects or Handbrake. I am figuring it is time for a new one.

I doubt that I need a full 1600W PSU because I am no longer running dual cards anymore. I am thinking an 850W or a 1000w PSU should be good but 850 will be that sweet-spot.

Opinions? Brand?

My system is in the sig below.

Thank you and Happy New Years!!!
 
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Corsair RMX series has been solid for me for a couple years now and is well reviewed. Seasonic is also a solid brand for PSU's, as well. Can't really go wrong with either.
 

jolli

Gawd
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I just stuck an EVGA 1000 T2 in my system and it is working great. I ordered it from EVGA direct, and between the sale they had going and an affiliate code discount (which you can find by looking through their forums) it came to something like $171 shipped including tax.

I upgraded from an early EVGA 1000 G2 that didn't have a "hybrid" fan mode and the noise was driving me nuts. The T2 is much quieter. (I did actually swap the fan out on the G2 as a "I wonder if I can do this" experiment. The fan swap worked fine and powered my PC for a few days, but I decided I wanted something with a 0-RPM fan mode to cut down on dust intake.)
 
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SmokeRngs

[H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2008
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A 550w should be fine for your hardware.

Personally I'd go with a quality 650w instead. The reasons for this is possibly adding more hardware later on, swapping in new hardware which needs more power, possibly overclocking in the future and just as a simple buffer over time as the PSU degrades years down the road.

You never know exactly what is in store for the hardware down the line and for all you know you could still be using the PSU in 5-10 years time with the same hardware or different hardware. I can tell you I never expected to be using my current PSU at this time when I purchased it 11+ years ago.
 

viivo

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"All you need" and "Should be enough" should be abolished when it comes to PSU advice. Power supplies are more efficient, cooler, and last longer when they aren't constantly at 75%+ of their max output under load.
 

WackyWRZ

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Many of EVGA power supplies Gx/Px series have a 10 year warranty - make sure you register or it doesn't count. My 750 G2 has been going strong for 6 years without an issue.
 
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