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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2017, 12:16 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello. I am a first time budget builder. My budget floats around 600-650€ (710-770$), ballpark can be up to 700€ (830$). I am mostly futureproofing for a good home theater, streaming, photo editing (Adobe Suite), a bit of gaming, and possibly some amatorial Youtuber video editing in 2-3 years.

I see a lot of threads here and on reddit about 700+, 800+, 1000+ Watt power supplies, and then people saying that you need this much power for liquid cooling systems, etcetera. I'm not sure, say, 5 years from now, but I don't think I'm going to try my hand at water cooling systems anytime soon. So I settled for the 450-550W category. I've read reviews about all the listed PSUs below but maybe somebody here can tell me which model(s) are best suited for my build and which are overkill.

My draft-rig should be visible in my signature, but in summary I want to build around a Ryzen 3, and a 1050Ti GPU.

The power supplies I'm keeping track of are:




Seasonic Prime Focus 550W 80+ Gold Fully modular

Evga 500W BQ 80+ Bronze Semi-modular

be quiet! Pure Power 10 500W 80+ Silver Semi-modular

Corsair Vengeance 550M 80+ Bronze Semi-modular

Evga Supernova G2 550W 80+ Gold Fully modular

Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Semi-modular

Evga Supernova GS 550W 80+ Gold Fully modular





Right now on Amazon.it they're all around 80€ (95$), apart from Evga BQ that's 60€ (70$), and Evga G2 that costs 100€ (120$).

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2017, 02:33 PM
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There is no Seasonic Prime Focus there is a Prime and there is a Focus
Those and the G2 are your best options as nothing else on your list is worth buying as everything else is mediocre or worse.

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There is no Seasonic Prime Focus there is a Prime and there is a Focus.

The hastily written descriptions of Amazon.it strike again.
It's 'Prime Focus' in the title, but it is just "Focus" on the actual box. I'll shoot them an email, see that they correct it.


For the wattage I guess I'm good, right? I did some research and kept myself in the 500W range since the 400W doesn't have a lot of recommended modular models, and from 600W upwards seemed way too much for me.

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The system you want to build will draw around 200 watts at full load which means even a 550 watt PSU would be way overkill
You can upgrade to a GTX 1080 TI and you would not break 400 watts

But on the other hand you got a piss poor selection and sky high prices once you go under 500 watts
Those on reddit that claim you need a 750 watt or more for a system with a single video card dont know a damm thing about power draws on modern hardware

Gaming Nexus made a video last week about power draws and all of their testing systems both AMD/Intel and AMD/Nvidia where under 350 watts and they had like 10 systems they tested
Going by your list and prices the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold is your best option

Its better as well as newer then all of the others and the only one that comes close is the G2 but that one cost more so dont bother.

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(30 items)
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Intel Core I7 6850K
Motherboard
Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
GPU
MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
RAM
Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB
Hard Drive
Corsair Force MP510 1,92 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf 12 TB
Hard Drive
WD Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 12 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 16 TB
Optical Drive
LG CH12NS30
Power Supply
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750 watt
Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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Yeah, at some point I think they were shooting wattage numbers to pull my leg.

Thanks for clarifying.

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The price of the Seasonic Focus has been stable at 80€ for two weeks, so I ordered it. This is the second piece of my first rig, I'm getting kinda excited.

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