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    Default Is the EVGA G1+ 650 a good choice or not?

    Hi Forum,

    I may want to replace my current PSU with an 'EVGA G1+ 650', which is pretty much on my radar, since it has been announced. My system is currently powered by a 'Thermaltake SPS-630MPCBEU Smart SE', which I find pretty noisy while the system is in idle.

    Full PC specs can be found here on PCPartPicker (CPU/GPU are overclocked).

    Reason why I ask now is, it's on sale today (€78/$96 instead of €100/$123). My other favored choice would be the G3 equivalent which is also most of the time around €100, but if I can save a bit for similar specs, I wouldn't say no.

    Do you think it's a okay to get the G1+ 650? Do you have other recommendations around these price points?
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    No, not a good choice.

    Because it doesn't regulate +5V and +12V independent from each other. So you don't gain that much from your Thermaltake right now.

    Get a good one that is advertized with "DC-DC".

    If you are cheap you could get a 400W System Power 9, if you aren't something like a 450W-550W Straight Power 11, Cougar GX-F, Bitfenix Formula or Whisper M.

    PS: 650W is kinda bullshit, only makes sense with HEDT CPU and a high end GPU.
    Maybe Dual CPU systems.

    Otherwhise its kinda inbetween:
    Not enough for multiple GPUs, way too much for one CPU/GPU.
    And there is the plattform change of many units that is done at around 750W...

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    Thank you for your helpful post. The 'Straight Power 11' looks like the best choice for now and I'll give it a try.

    Yeah, the EVGA seems to be more of a sidegrade compared to the Thermaltake... Paying €20 more is okay to get better, more reliable components and a hopefully even quieter piece of tech.

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    PCPartPicker link doesn't work, it asks for login.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    PCPartPicker link doesn't work, it asks for login.
    Use this link:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/b/bm29TW

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    Oops, sorry. I haven't checked the link before posting Fixed it.

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    I tried the recommended PSU Calculator from the main page FAQ, these are the results: click.

    According to the results, a 550W PSU will possibly run under full load in some circumstances when I game. Hmmm...

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    Outervision is one of the oldest - and worst ones.
    Its off between 50 and 100%...

    Try the be quiet in Easy mode -> ONLY input CPU and graphics card. Then those are somewhat OKish, never input other components.


    Either way, look for actual measurements of something that comes close to your system.
    And you will see that you don't need as much Wattage as some calculators make you believe...

    And even if it runs at 100%, its not a problem because PSU are specified for 100% load at higher ambient temperatures of 40-50°C...

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