Question Can this PSU handle an RX 5700?

Jul 19, 2019
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So - I'm building a new rig and I got stuck on my PSU/GPU. I currently have an Chieftec GPE-600S Eco Series PSU and I'd like to buy an RX 5700 GPU. While looking at the connectors needed for RX 5700 it's says that it takes an 8-pin and an 6-pin EPS. Now this confuses me. My current GPU is an RX 470 which only takes an 8-pin EPS and I'm not sure if my PSU has another spare 6-pin EPS connector... I should probably mention that I'm also buying a new ASUS X570-PRO Motherboard which maybe take some connectors that I don't have as I'm not sure what exactly I need (except for an 24-pin connector). Thanks for your help in advance!
 

jonnyguru

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Your PSU has two PCIe power connectors. But I would still suggest a new, better PSU because the one you have is absolute bottom of the line. I mean... do you REALLY want to trust a $350 graphics card to THAT?

The Chieftec GPE-600S is:

  • Is NOT 80 PLUS certified. The efficiency logo on the box and label are made to look like the 80 PLUS Bronze logo, but it's not.
  • Only works at 230V input, which means they cheaped out on the primary side and used hardware half as robust as a PSU capable of a full range unit (I love how Chieftec advertises the "fixed voltage" as a "feature".)
  • Sleeve bearing fan.
  • Uses an antiquated double forward front end without DC to DC on the secondary.
  • 85°C 400V bulk cap (prone to exploding when in high temperatures and/or AC input surges)
  • All Chinese caps.
Not much "good" about it.
 
Jul 19, 2019
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Your PSU has enough power and the right PCIE connections for the card.

8PIN (6+2) PCIe:2
Thank you, I thought the numbers between the parentheses ment that the 8pin connector was consisted out of a 6 and a 2 pin connector. I guess I can use it, but after carefully reading other replies, I now know that this PSU is basically not suited for the RX 5700. Again, thank you for clarifying the pin situation.
 

jonnyguru

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I'm very sorry because I'm bothering you, but I'vr got only one more question. Do you think this PSU would suffice? Again, thank you very much.
You don't need a 750W. You need a GOOD 550W~650W. If that 750W is in your budget, now see what costs that much in a 550W~650W.

High wattage does not equate to high quality in the same way that high efficiency doesn't equate to high quality.
 
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You don't need a 750W. You need a GOOD 550W~650W. If that 750W is in your budget, now see what costs that much in a 550W~650W.

High wattage does not equate to high quality in the same way that high efficiency doesn't equate to high quality.
Thank you very much . Now I know not to just look at the PSUs wattage.
 

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