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    Question New PSU for RX 5700 XT

    Hello. I am saving up for RX 5700 XT Nitro+ or RX 5700 XT Pulse and after asking around I found out my current PSU (Zalman ZM500-GSII 500Watt) would not be enough for that card so I am asking here for an advice.

    Specs: Ryzen 5 3600, MSI B450-A Pro, one of the GPUs mentioned above, SilentiumPC Regnum rg4, 2x8 GB Ballistix Sport LT 3200 Mhz, 2x500GB HDD + 1x500GB SSD.

    No manual OC planned but possible.

    I live in Czech Republic, the site for finding components I usually use is https://zdroje.heureka.cz/ or specific market websites, the biggest ones being https://www.alza.cz/ and https://www.czc.cz/

    Budget is about 2500 Kč. Ideally within 2000 Kč

    Thanks for response :)

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    And can I ask why is my current PSU not good enough ? TDP for GPU + CPU sums to 306W and that is like way below my 500W. I am just interested, not doubting your recommendations or anything Maybe the one I have now is bad alltogether because my PC boots properly only like every other time (when I start the screen usuallly goes black after a bit of the MSI loading logo and then I have to press the restart button on my case, it restarts and works. And sometimes it just works on first try)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowTrolll View Post
    And can I ask why is my current PSU not good enough ? TDP for GPU + CPU sums to 306W and that is like way below my 500W. I am just interested, not doubting your recommendations or anything Maybe the one I have now is bad alltogether because my PC boots properly only like every other time (when I start the screen usuallly goes black after a bit of the MSI loading logo and then I have to press the restart button on my case, it restarts and works. And sometimes it just works on first try)
    My suspicion, based solely on brand names, is that while the alleged wattage is sufficient, others with inside knowledge will tell you the you cannot trust a Zalman PSU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowTrolll View Post
    And can I ask why is my current PSU not good enough ? TDP for GPU + CPU sums to 306W and that is like way below my 500W. I am just interested, not doubting your recommendations or anything Maybe the one I have now is bad alltogether because my PC boots properly only like every other time (when I start the screen usuallly goes black after a bit of the MSI loading logo and then I have to press the restart button on my case, it restarts and works. And sometimes it just works on first try)
    Old double forward, group regulated design with only 444W on the +12V. It's just garbage.

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