Question 2060 Super (MSI Ventus) and PSU Gamemax GP-500b

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Hello. I have a question about 2060 Super (MSI Ventus) and PSU Gamemax GP-500b
Would this build work correctly?
Nvidia site says I need at least 550W PSU
While GPUCHECK says I need at least 450W.
Where is the truth? Is there anyone with 500W PSU (80+ Bronze) and 2060 super installed
 

DSzymborski

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The rest of the build is important. The CPU uses power too and it would be useful to know what you have in there (your signature lists a 3080, so presumably not that one).

A 500W would typically be fine with a 2060 Super. However, that assumes a good 500W, which you don't actually have. The Gamemax GP 500 is a cheaply built, low-end, group-regulated PSU that is only actually around a 400W PSU in real-world terms. This would be an inappropriate PSU to use with a 2060 Super.
 
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Oct 5, 2020
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The rest of the build is important. The CPU uses power too and it would be useful to know what you have in there (your signature lists a 3080, so presumably not that one).

A 500W would typically be fine with a 2060 Super. However, that assumes a good 500W, which you don't actually have. The Gamemax GP 500 is a cheaply built, low-end, group-regulated PSU that is only actually around a 400W PSU in real-world terms. This would be an inappropriate PSU to use with a 2060 Super.
Thank You, but to buy so? Corsair is very expensive, but they are one of the best...
Maybe smth low-end but 700w ?
 

DSzymborski

Polypheme
Moderator
Thank You, but to buy so? Corsair is very expensive, but they are one of the best...
Maybe smth low-end but 700w ?
We house a curated power supply tier list here.


With something the price of a 2060 Super, nothing should be purchased below Tier B.
 
I also STRONGLY recommend clicking the first link in my sig, and reading that thoroughly.

Do NOT cut corners on the PSU, it's a safety device. If you can afford a 2060 Super, you can afford what a GOOD PSU costs. If you feel like you cannot afford to spend the money needed for a PSU, then what you really need to tell yourself is that you WILL buy a good PSU, but cannot afford to get the 2060 Super.
 

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