[SOLVED] Corsair 1000w or 1200w

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I am going to build a new PC in September when the Ryzen 3950 is released. The build will consist of:
Asus ROG Crosshair VIII (non-wifi)
Ryzen 3950
Corsair H100i PRO
2x16gb G.Skill 3600 cas 16 ram
2x MSI 980ti cooled by Corsair H60's (HG10 N980)
1TB Western Digital HDD 7200 rpm sata 6gb
3TB Seagate HDD 7200 rpm sata 6gb
512 GB Samsung 860 SSD
Graphite series 760T Case

My question is will my hx1000 be enough or do I need to upgrade to a 1200w, also what are the main differences between hx and ax models.

I also plan to add pcie 4.0 M.2 drives in the near future.

Thanks

Zorus624
 

Phillip Corcoran

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Existing PSU should be fine according to this:

 
what are the main differences between hx and ax models
I took this info from one website, so this is not my opinion. Though, it's a very OLD article.

https://thepcenthusiast.com/corsair-rm-vs-hx-vs-ax-power-supply/

If we were to rank these three modular PSUs, the Corsair AX will be on top, followed by the HX series and then the RM series. The RM series are geared towards budget enthusiasts and system builders who are looking for a cheaper alternative than the HX series.

So if you don’t overclock or if you do mild OC only, and you don’t have lots of power-hungry components installed in your system, the RM series would be enough for you. Meanwhile the HX and AX series are geared towards mainstream and high end users who really push their system, or have lots of components installed.

Compared to a generic power supply, the RM series is still a better option IMHO. Below is a table comparing their different manufacturer’s suggested retail prices.
Btw, this website might also help you better understand the differences. I just hope the info posted on this website, and the previous one is accurate.

https://www.custompcguide.net/the-differences-between-all-corsair-power-supply-units/
 
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jonnyguru

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My question is will my hx1000 be enough or do I need to upgrade to a 1200w, also what are the main differences between hx and ax models.

I took this info from one website, so this is not my opinion. Though, it's a very OLD article.

https://thepcenthusiast.com/corsair-rm-vs-hx-vs-ax-power-supply/

Btw, this website might also help you better understand the differences. I just hope the info posted on this website, and the previous one is accurate.

https://www.custompcguide.net/the-differences-between-all-corsair-power-supply-units/
How about this post instead? ;-)

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/need-a-psu-for-rtx-2070-super.3499823/#post-21151945
 
That's an excellent post, honestly speaking. Very informative as well. Bookmarked it. No doubt you and others are having good knowledge and experience about power supplies. Hats-off.

By the way, I APOLOGIZE for posting misinformation before under one topic, in which I mentioned the PSU TIER list, and the category. I've deleted that comment of mine, since it was misleading. I just posted the category/tier of PSUs from my side, knowing it won't be fully accurate. Though, I had no intention to misguide others.

But thanks to @Darkbreeze for correcting me though. Cheers !!
 
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