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    Default Looking for a future-proof power supply

    Hello,

    I am looking for a new power supply. I have just gotten my hands on an RX Vega 64 and realized that my current Corsair CX430 doesn't have sufficient outputs for the additional card. Since it is a 430 Watt power supply and the OEM recommends a 750 Watt one for the GPU I bought, I can also imagine that it wouldn't be able to handle it at all (then again I have pretty much no clue about these things).

    Here are my current system specifications:
    ASRock B75 Pro3
    Intel Core i5-3470
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 (I am not really using this one right now)
    Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC (the new one)
    Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB
    Crucial SSD CT525MX300 525GB
    Seagate HDD ST1000DM003-1CH162 1TB
    Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev. B CPU Cooler
    Corsair Carbide Quiet 400Q Case
    Note that I will be using both the HD 7850 and the Vega 64 (one in a VM, the other one for the host). As of now I have no intentions to overclock the CPU or any of the graphics cards.

    Now, the thing is that I have plans to upgrade to a Threadripper system later this year. And for that I obviously need to get a new motherboard as well. So the power supply I am about to buy should not be tailored specifically to my current build, but be future-proof enough so that I can use it with the new components as well.

    I am from Germany and would probably order the power supply at mindfactory.de, but I don't really care where I get it from. I am first and foremost looking for something reliable that will last me a long time and that is still usable when I change a few things about my computer.

    Thank you for your time!

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    Any overclocking?

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    At the moment I have no intentions to overclock any of the parts. I guess it wouldn't be bad to leave open the possibility to do so, but it's not a concern right now.

    I assume that I would need a stronger power supply if I wanted to overclock my components? If the only difference is getting something stronger and therefore more expensive (without sacrificing on reliability and longevity), then I would consider doing that. So I guess it depends on the difference between power supplies unsuitable and suitable for overclocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omgfire View Post

    For example Seasonic FOCUS Plus:

    It is 80+ Gold with 10 years warranty and currently is just 5% more expensive than Corsair CX (80+ Bronze with 5 years warranty)
    yup but warranty and 80+ rating isn't the only difference

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdattempt View Post
    At the moment I have no intentions to overclock any of the parts. I guess it wouldn't be bad to leave open the possibility to do so, but it's not a concern right now.

    I assume that I would need a stronger power supply if I wanted to overclock my components? If the only difference is getting something stronger and therefore more expensive (without sacrificing on reliability and longevity), then I would consider doing that. So I guess it depends on the difference between power supplies unsuitable and suitable for overclocking.

    You didn't specify any budget so I'll just leave a list and you pick the one that's within your budget I'd just get seasonic PRIME ultra titanium or wait for bitfenix titanium if you are going to put a threadripper system on it you want the best PSU possible

    P.D don't get vega 64 too power hungry and expensive. It isn't worth it

    https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/...p-fm750ulag-7r

    https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/...pply-ssr-750px

    https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/...-wg850umag-7fm

    https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/...ply-ssr-750pd2

    https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/...pply-ssr-750tr

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    Quote Originally Posted by COFASA View Post
    yup but warranty and 80+ rating isn't the only difference
    Yes, there are more to PSU than warranty and 80+ rating.

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdattempt View Post
    Note that I will be using both the HD 7850 and the Vega 64
    It might be possible to exceed 750W with Vega64+HD7850+Threadripper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omgfire View Post
    Yes, there are more to PSU than warranty and 80+ rating.

    I know but I didn't see the point of adessing that it has 80+ certification it makes people think 80+ is a wonderful thing that turns every crap into a good PSU

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdattempt View Post
    OEM recommends a 750 Watt
    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...ew,5441-4.html

    Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 343.5W peak
    HD 7850 130W
    Threadripper 2 250W + ~10% on motherboard VRM

    750+W indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdattempt View Post
    I am first and foremost looking for something reliable that will last me a long time and that is still usable when I change a few things about my computer.
    For example Seasonic FOCUS Plus: https://www.mindfactory.de/product_i...d_1184028.html
    It is 80+ Gold with 10 years warranty and currently is just 5% more expensive than Corsair CX (80+ Bronze with 5 years warranty) in that store: https://www.mindfactory.de/product_i...ze_982203.html
    Last edited by omgfire; 06-13-2018 at 10:54 AM.

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    Seasonic Focus with Vega64 is just not a smart combination. Better go for a power supply that isn't known for issues with a graphics card like Vega64.

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