Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Is it new PSU time for a new build?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Castro Valley, CA
    Posts
    27
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    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
    -ShadoMagi-

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,144
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    543
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    286
    Thanked in
    206 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadoMagi View Post
    no real limit to budget.
    Corsair AX1600i.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
    Posts
    1,996
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    114
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    57
    Thanked in
    50 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    Corsair AX1600i.

    He be needing 1.21 gigga watts...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Castro Valley, CA
    Posts
    27
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    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-

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Missouri; USA
    Posts
    5,092
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    415
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    26
    Thanked in
    19 Posts

    Default

    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.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Castro Valley, CA
    Posts
    27
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    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-

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    1,361
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    904
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    19
    Thanked in
    18 Posts

    Default

    How much power does OP need?
    Core i7 4770K @4.3GHz + iGPU | GA-Z87X-UD4H | 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3@1600MHz
    Prolimatech Armageddon heatsink w/ 2 x 140mm NF-A14 PWM fans
    Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD | WD Black 4TB file disk | WD Red 3TB backup disk
    Fractal Design Define R5 case w/2 x NF-A14 ULN front fans | no exhaust fan; grill removed
    PSU Seasonic X-650 Gold

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
    Posts
    1,996
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    114
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    57
    Thanked in
    50 Posts

    Default

    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?)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,144
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    543
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    286
    Thanked in
    206 Posts

    Default

    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.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    1,361
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    904
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    19
    Thanked in
    18 Posts

    Default

    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.
    Core i7 4770K @4.3GHz + iGPU | GA-Z87X-UD4H | 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3@1600MHz
    Prolimatech Armageddon heatsink w/ 2 x 140mm NF-A14 PWM fans
    Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD | WD Black 4TB file disk | WD Red 3TB backup disk
    Fractal Design Define R5 case w/2 x NF-A14 ULN front fans | no exhaust fan; grill removed
    PSU Seasonic X-650 Gold

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to ehume For This Useful Post:

    Jon Gerow (07-19-2019)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •