Question 2070s or 2080s on 650w psu

May 5, 2020
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Hi everyone!
First of all thanks for letting me join the group..
I have a bit of a dilemma.. 🤔
I had a i7 3770 with a GTX 1070 and a CX650M PSU.
Really worked well but I had to upgrade the processor as it was struggling a little, I went with a MSI B450 tomahawk max and new 3200mhz Corsair lpx ram (16gb) and a R5 2600x. I know the cpu maybe a little weak but at least I can upgrade it in the future when I can afford to.

I sold my old pc bits and bought a Rx 5700 xt 😬 as it sounded like a good idea at the time and had nothing but issues. Black screen and red light on my motherboard so I send it back. In the meantime I sold my old GTX 1070 (MSI armour)

I am awaiting my refund and decided I want to go back to Nvidia but I'm torn between buying the RTX 2070 super or the extra for the 2080 super.🤔

I always like playing on 1440p on the highest settings I can, my 1070 did do very well I have a 75hz monitor and for the most part I was getting above 60fps when the Rx 5700 xt worked I was very happy with it's performance.

I am a little worried about my PSU tho.. I know the recommended is 650w for the 2080s and that's what I have but I don't know what's best to buy as I really can't afford a 2080s and a new PSU so do I..

Buy the 2080s and 650w will be fine or do I go with the 2070s and I'm prety sure my PSU is ok?

I'm trying to get the maximum time out of my pc as it's took a lot to be able to upgrade it so don't think I'll be upgrading for a long while, maybe a better CPU in the future when the current 3000 series comes down in price a bit.

Thanks for any advice I really appreciate it. I've watched several yt videos on the cards and apparently the 2080s is only about 10% faster but I'm guessing that it will be more future proof 🙏🤔
 
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if wanting a 2070S or 2080/2080S, is it safe to assume 1440P is planned? Nothing wrong with a R5-2600X whatsoever, as long as not chasing 144 Hz refresh in the most CPU-bound games...
Yes that's absolutely correct I only have a 75hz 1440p monitor and to me that's buttery smooth so all I want is to have max graphics at 1440p at max 75hz for as long as possible:)
 

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