[SOLVED] Do I need to invest in a better power supply?

kylegavin7

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CPU - Ryzen 5 2400g
GPU - RX Vega 11 Integrated Graphics
PSU - ATX Switching Power Supply, ATX-500B (500w)
MB - ASRock A320M-HMV
RAM - 8GB (only 6.93 usable? I have no idea if this is normal)

So im looking to upgrade some of my hardware and was wondering if the PSU would cut it or should I invest in a better one? Im looking into maybe upgrading to a 1660 and 16 gigs of ram and I know 500W would be more than enough but ive heard some pretty bad things about the ATX-500B. Im not super tech-savvy so can someone please give me some advice? I just want to make sure everything is going to work before I actually go and buy it.
 

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Anything to specifically look for? Budget of around £100...
Good quality more than anything. Most of what you will see on the sellers site or packaging will not necessarily indicate how good it is or not. If it's UK there are some models easier to get than others here - for current prices I'd consider:

Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£59.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £59.98 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: SeaSonic CORE GM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£59.99 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £59.99 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

You could get a CXM for £52 but when the 2 above are less than £10 more, it's a no brainer to get these. So I won't bother linking the CX.

Power Supply: BitFenix Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£65.34 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £65.34 - 5 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.91 @ More Computers)
Total: £79.91 - 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £79.98

If it were me, I'd go for the TXM, RMx or the Seasonic Focus. All excellent quality, RMx and Seasonic costs more but are better and you get more warranty.
 
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kylegavin7

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Judicious
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Anything to specifically look for? Budget of around £100...
Good quality more than anything. Most of what you will see on the sellers site or packaging will not necessarily indicate how good it is or not. If it's UK there are some models easier to get than others here - for current prices I'd consider:

Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£59.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £59.98 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: SeaSonic CORE GM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£59.99 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £59.99 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

You could get a CXM for £52 but when the 2 above are less than £10 more, it's a no brainer to get these. So I won't bother linking the CX.

Power Supply: BitFenix Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£65.34 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £65.34 - 5 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.91 @ More Computers)
Total: £79.91 - 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £79.98

If it were me, I'd go for the TXM, RMx or the Seasonic Focus. All excellent quality, RMx and Seasonic costs more but are better and you get more warranty.
 
Reactions: Archaic59

kylegavin7

Prominent
Aug 2, 2019
17
0
510
0
Good quality more than anything. Most of what you will see on the sellers site or packaging will not necessarily indicate how good it is or not. If it's UK there are some models easier to get than others here - for current prices I'd consider:

Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£59.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £59.98 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: SeaSonic CORE GM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£59.99 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £59.99 - 7 YEAR WARRANTY

You could get a CXM for £52 but when the 2 above are less than £10 more, it's a no brainer to get these. So I won't bother linking the CX.

Power Supply: BitFenix Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£65.34 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £65.34 - 5 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.91 @ More Computers)
Total: £79.91 - 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £79.98

If it were me, I'd go for the TXM, RMx or the Seasonic Focus. All excellent quality, RMx and Seasonic costs more but are better and you get more warranty.
You are actually a god send! Thank you so much :)
 

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