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    Default Is it new PSU time for a new build?

    About 10 years ago I came across the site and it got me very happy with a power supply purchase. I have an Antec SG-850 that has served me well for over 10 years now.

    I am looking at doing a bit of computer upgrade soon and was wonder if it's time to replace old trusty.
    Below are my current and future planned build. I haven't really noticed anything that would imply my current SG-850 can't keep up with my current demands, but I wonder if it's getting close with it being 10 years old.
    Edit: Forgot to note location and budget: In California and no real limit to budget.

    Current build:
    CPU: Intel i7-5820k
    CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 4
    Motherboard: EVGA X99 FTW
    Memory: 32GB - 4x8GB DDR4 (I forget current settings on speed)
    Primary Drive: 1TB Samsung SSD
    RAID5 Array: 1x3TB Seagate 5900RPM (ST3000VN000) + 3x2TB Samsung 5400RPM (HD204UI SY)
    Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 1080 SC
    Case: Silverstone FT02
    Capture: Elgato HD60

    Future Build:
    CPU: Ryzen 5 3600, Ryzen 7 3700x, or Ryzel 9 3900x (TBD)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe Ninja 5
    Motherboard: ASRock x570 (exact model TBD)
    Memory: 32GB - 4x8GB DDR4 (I forget current settings on speed)
    Primary/Boot Drive: M.2 SSD TBD
    Secondary Drive: 1TB Samsung SSD
    RAID5 Array: 1x3TB Seagate 5900RPM (ST3000VN000) + 3x2TB Samsung 5400RPM (HD204UI SY)
    RAID Controller: PCI-E TBD
    Graphics Card: Radeon RX 5700 XT
    Case: Fractal Design DEFINE R6 USB-C
    Capture: Elgato HD60
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadoMagi View Post
    no real limit to budget.
    Corsair AX1600i.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    Corsair AX1600i.

    He be needing 1.21 gigga watts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    Corsair AX1600i.
    No limit, but no need to go impractical. I think that one might be a LITTLE larger than I need?
    -ShadoMagi-

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadoMagi View Post
    No limit, but no need to go impractical. I think that one might be a LITTLE larger than I need?
    It for sure is.

    IF you just want to go best of the best with no real budget in mind then you could get the Seasonic Prime Ultra 650w, there are other cheaper options which will perform 98% as well, essentially just loosing on efficiency.

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    It's starting to sound like 10 years is a good time to retire my SG-850 before it has an issue (based on the outright just suggestions for a new supply).

    The suggestion of the AX1600i (regardless of how sarcastic it was) did make me see the AX860i, which looks tempting.

    Is there a current successor to the old Antec Signature power supplies? That is the extent I mean that cost isn't an issue, if I can find another supply that can go 10 years again then I'm fine paying more for the quality and longevity.
    -ShadoMagi-

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    How much power does OP need?
    CPU: Core i7 8700k, HT enabled, all 6 cores OC'd to 4.8GHz, Vcore = 1.24v
    Heatsink: Noctua NH-D15 with one NF-A15 1500 RPM PWM fan
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370X Aorus Gaming 7
    RAM: 4x16GB (64GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM 16-18-18-36@3200MHz, Vdimm = 1.35v
    GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 with 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X
    SSD1: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB TLC; SSD2: SAMSUNG 860 EVO 1TB 3-bit MLC
    HD: WD 500GB (old); Case: LIAN LI PC-7H Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
    PSU: Seasonic Platinum 660W

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    It for sure is.

    IF you just want to go best of the best with no real budget in mind then you could get the Seasonic Prime Ultra 650w, there are other cheaper options which will perform 98% as well, essentially just loosing on efficiency.

    How about one of the fanless seasonics? (are there more than one?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadoMagi View Post
    Is there a current successor to the old Antec Signature power supplies?
    That Antec ship sailed a long time ago. Even their HCG is made by Andyson these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    That Antec ship sailed a long time ago. Even their HCG is made by Andyson these days.
    Sic transit gloria mundi.
    CPU: Core i7 8700k, HT enabled, all 6 cores OC'd to 4.8GHz, Vcore = 1.24v
    Heatsink: Noctua NH-D15 with one NF-A15 1500 RPM PWM fan
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370X Aorus Gaming 7
    RAM: 4x16GB (64GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM 16-18-18-36@3200MHz, Vdimm = 1.35v
    GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 with 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X
    SSD1: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB TLC; SSD2: SAMSUNG 860 EVO 1TB 3-bit MLC
    HD: WD 500GB (old); Case: LIAN LI PC-7H Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
    PSU: Seasonic Platinum 660W

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