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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    I've seen the review. Sadly I've bought the 500W version of this power supply last year for my first pc. I'm looking to upgrade my gpu from a RX580 to a GTX2070, but i don't think i can afford a new powersupply aswell... My cpu is a r5 2600. Would mine suffice? And what is crossloading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jposthuma View Post
    I've seen the review. Sadly I've bought the 500W version of this power supply last year for my first pc. I'm looking to upgrade my gpu from a RX580 to a GTX2070, but i don't think i can afford a new powersupply aswell... My cpu is a r5 2600. Would mine suffice? And what is crossloading?
    Then don't upgrade the graphics card until you have more money.

    Sadly, many people don't research their power supply when building a new PC. Live and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    Then don't upgrade the graphics card until you have more money.

    Sadly, many people don't research their power supply when building a new PC. Live and learn.
    I agree with your statements. Not upgrading GPU until he can afford a PSU that will not destroy his new GPU makes sense.

    And not researching PSU's is a sad but common practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    I agree with your statements. Not upgrading GPU until he can afford a PSU that will not destroy his new GPU makes sense.

    And not researching PSU's is a sad but common practice.
    You guys are probably right. First pc build. I had researched litteraly every single component but for some reason I thought coolermaster was a reasonable brand. I guess i'll just wait until black friday. Haven't had any problems with my PSU yet though, and it should be able to handle 100000 hours atleast. One question though, what is crossloading and when does it happen?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jposthuma View Post
    One question though, what is crossloading and when does it happen?...

    There are 12, 5 and 3.3V outputs, if only one is regulated (group regulation) then when the supply is loaded it adjusts to keep that one voltage the same, and then others can be affected. If the lines are separately regulated this cross influence does not occur.

    In the future power supplies may only produce one voltage (the 10 year old desktop I am using at the moment has a power supply that only produces 12V) and then the problem does not even exist.
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    Thanks for the reply! I'll just buy a new psu and gpu together on black friday this year!

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