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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:
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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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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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yup but warranty and 80+ rating isn't the only difference
Yes, there are more to PSU than warranty and 80+ rating.

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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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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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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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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
Especially with all the fake crap out there.

Example: The Aerocool Integrator that is on 80 PLUS's website and reviewed at KitGuru is NOT the product you can actually buy. The actual product is much crappier.
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Especially with all the fake crap out there.

Example: The Aerocool Integrator that is on 80 PLUS's website and reviewed at KitGuru is NOT the product you can actually buy. The actual product is much crappier.
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