Question building a new computer and was wondering what size psu to get

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ryzen 7 2700x
x470 pro
32gb ram
2 ssd
rtx 2080 super
2 case fans and a corsair h100i water cooler
was thinking about a corsair rm850 psu but wanted to make sure it will work or should i go bigger
also i am eventually going to upgrade to the ryzen 7 3700x with a Asus x570 pro mobo
 

JoshTheG

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Would you buy a 1000w PSU for cheap? Or is it just too much?

I currently have a 600W PSU and it's fine, but I found a 1000W EVGA GQ Gold 80+ (semi-modular, which is why I want) and I can get for $70 usd. Should I buy it?
 
Sure, but I assumed EVGA was a high quality brand? My first & only PSU was from Seasonic, and it's done me well.
EVGA makes some fine PSU's but they make some real crap too. I'm not saying the GQ is a crap model, it actually looks pretty good, but you should be wary of such a low price for a 1kw PSU. Good models generally run from $150-200 USD. The GQ retails for $160. Are you buying it used?
 
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JoshTheG

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EVGA makes some fine PSU's but they make some real crap too. I'm not saying the GQ is a crap model, it actually looks pretty good, but you should be wary of such a low price for a 1kw PSU. Good models generally run from $150-200 USD. The GQ retails for $160. Are you buying it used?
Yes it would be used. Guy seems to be selling off old build stuff. Has this PSU, a GTX 1080, and a tower.
 
Yes it would be used. Guy seems to be selling off old build stuff. Has this PSU, a GTX 1080, and a tower.
Something to consider is that it only comes with 5 year warranty when new. The better G2 and G3 lines are 10 years so the GQ is more of a budget line. Pairing it with an RTX 2080 does present some risk considering how much they cost. You'll have to decide if it's worth it. If I was buying a $700 video card I wouldn't pair it with a budget model, used PSU.
 
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