Question Do I really need a 80plus gold PSU for Modern Warfare?

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I'm going to replace my faulty PSU with a new one, I calculated that i need at least 306 Watts on my rig (used coolermaster wattage calculator) and my question is: Do i Really need a 80plus gaming PSU to go back and play actively Modern Warfare/Warzone or can i choose even a White/bronze/silver one? I list a couple of models i've found on Amazon...Could one of these two be good for extended everyday play of such a demanding game? I know i sound like a nerd, but in this pandemic period what you can do? I don't know how much i play every day, it varies, but i need to be 100% sure that the PSU i'm going to buy can resist and give me all the power i need for extensive everyday play...
Cooler Master MWE 750 White-v2 750W 80 Plus
Cooler Master MWE 700 White-v2 700W 80 Plus

here's my actual hardware, if needed:
-OP system: Windows 10 pro 64-bit version 1909;
-RAM: G.SKILL Dimm Ripjaws V DDR4 16Gb 3200MHz CL 16;
-CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Quad Core 3.7 GHz Socket AM4;
-GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon RX570 8gb VRAM GDDR5 Pci-E DVI-D;
-Motherboard: ASUS Tuf B450-Plus Gaming Socket AM4 Chipset B450 ATX;
-PSU: COOLERMASTER Modular PSU 750Watt MWE 80+ Gold (Fan 120mm), Faulty.
 
I'm going to replace my faulty PSU with a new one, I calculated that i need at least 306 Watts on my rig (used coolermaster wattage calculator) and my question is: Do i Really need a 80plus gaming PSU to go back and play actively Modern Warfare/Warzone or can i choose even a White/bronze/silver one? I list a couple of models i've found on Amazon...Could one of these two be good for extended everyday play of such a demanding game? I know i sound like a nerd, but in this pandemic period what you can do? I don't know how much i play every day, it varies, but i need to be 100% sure that the PSU i'm going to buy can resist and give me all the power i need for extensive everyday play...
Cooler Master MWE 750 White-v2 750W 80 Plus
Cooler Master MWE 700 White-v2 700W 80 Plus

here's my actual hardware, if needed:
-OP system: Windows 10 pro 64-bit version 1909;
-RAM: G.SKILL Dimm Ripjaws V DDR4 16Gb 3200MHz CL 16;
-CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Quad Core 3.7 GHz Socket AM4;
-GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon RX570 8gb VRAM GDDR5 Pci-E DVI-D;
-Motherboard: ASUS Tuf B450-Plus Gaming Socket AM4 Chipset B450 ATX;
-PSU: COOLERMASTER Modular PSU 750Watt MWE 80+ Gold (Fan 120mm), Faulty.
The MWE V2 is a good budget PSU. The reason for getting a higher quality PSU come down to reliability, how quiet it is, and quality of power delivery. The 80+ gold designation doesn't mean that a PSU is good or not. All that means is it meets certain efficiency standards. If it is in your budget to get a better PSU then it is worth while. What is your budget for a new PSU?
 
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The MWE V2 is a good budget PSU. The reason for getting a higher quality PSU come down to reliability, how quiet it is, and quality of power delivery. The 80+ gold designation doesn't mean that a PSU is good or not. All that means is it meets certain efficiency standards. If it is in your budget to get a better PSU then it is worth while. What is your budget for a new PSU?
Right now not much, but if I remain in a range not over 70 euros I can get one kinda soon, otherwise i have to wait christmas and maybe even over to get one..And with this pandemic going on, stay for so long with no games is a struggle...PS: i don't care if the PSU is loud or not, i can handle that...i just need that is powerful enough to allow me to play...
 
Right now not much, but if I remain in a range not over 70 euros I can get one kinda soon, otherwise i have to wait christmas and maybe even over to get one..And with this pandemic going on, stay for so long with no games is a struggle...PS: i don't care if the PSU is loud or not, i can handle that...i just need that is powerful enough to allow me to play...
While it is a little more than your budget, this is a great choice on a PSU.
PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€81.55 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €81.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-15 18:49 CET+0100
 
Right now not much, but if I remain in a range not over 70 euros I can get one kinda soon, otherwise i have to wait christmas and maybe even over to get one..And with this pandemic going on, stay for so long with no games is a struggle...PS: i don't care if the PSU is loud or not, i can handle that...i just need that is powerful enough to allow me to play...
You don't need ANYWHERE NEAR 700W for your build.

Instead of buying a cheap 700W that's prone to failure, get a really high quality 450W or 550W instead.
 
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While it is a little more than your budget, this is a great choice on a PSU.
PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€81.55 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €81.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-15 18:49 CET+0100
well if i manage to find it on amazon for my country, i'll see...thanks for the advice ;)
EDIT: I found this, could be ok? https://www.amazon.it/Seasonic-PC-Power-Supply-watt/dp/B07WNK5YRQ/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_it_IT=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&dchild=1&keywords=seasonic+focus+550w+80plus+gold&qid=1605463675&quartzVehicle=36-494&replacementKeywords=seasonic+550w+80plus+gold&sr=8-3
TUF gaming is also on my motherboard...
 
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You don't need ANYWHERE NEAR 700W for your build.

Instead of buying a cheap 700W that's prone to failure, get a really high quality 450W or 550W instead.
I know, i always preferred to saty overkill with Wattage to avoid such problems i had...I was not lucky this time...
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€84.05 @ Amazon Italia)
Total: €84.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-15 19:17 CET+0100

I would go with the 550W Focus GX instead of the 650W Core.
 
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A couple of comments.

First, where a PSU rating isn't a "direct" indicator of build quality it is better indicator of it's efficiency in regard TO it's rating. It's (typically) better to get a higher rating where you can.

Currently your system isn't pulling much power. The parts you have allow for what seems a good upgrade path into a more powerful CPU and GPU pretty much as it stands...and in regard to your PSU you COULD spend a little more now on a good unit such that you don't have to spend it again later should you decide to do those upgrades.
 
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Overkill doesn't matter if the PSU is garbage. A quality 550W is still > than a garbage 850W.

Wattage and efficiency are not indications of quality.
True, but me not being an expert i always thought that more Wattage PLUS 80+Gold certification was the best way...I was wrong, good to know...At least now i know what to do...
 
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Lemme guess, that was some 10 years ago or pairs Corsair VS with GTX1080Ti ?
Was 7 months ago with a Corsair RM750x 80+ Gold...He bought it three times, each from a different seller and busted after 1/2 months...And i mean TOTALLY busted...All new, one from Aamazon, one from Eprice and another from a shop i don't remember now...Probably he was just super-unlucky, still mekes me doubt of Corsair's PSUs.
 

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Was 7 months ago with a Corsair RM750x 80+ Gold...He bought it three times, each from a different seller and busted after 1/2 months...And i mean TOTALLY busted...All new, one from Aamazon, one from Eprice and another from a shop i don't remember now...Probably he was just super-unlucky, still mekes me doubt of Corsair's PSUs.
Considering that a ton of people are using Corsair PSUs and don't have any problems, including myself, 'super-unlucky' is an option, but i'm more inclined to the possibility that electricity quality in his mains is just 'super-f**ed'. What was the PSU he bought after that didn't blow-up ? Where he is from exactly ? How did RMA process went ? Through the retailer or Corsair themselves ? Asking because Jonnyguru here would be very interested in why three Corsair PSUs in a row blew up, i'm pretty sure.
 

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Just for the record I also have a corsair RM750x and it's replacing a gold 600w that it was broken. the mark is like a lion on it, but I don't remember the name xD. So far so good.
 
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Considering that a ton of people are using Corsair PSUs and don't have any problems, including myself, 'super-unlucky' is an option, but i'm more inclined to the possibility that electricity quality in his mains is just 'super-f**ed'. What was the PSU he bought after that didn't blow-up ? Where he is from exactly ? How did RMA process went ? Through the retailer or Corsair themselves ? Asking because Jonnyguru here would be very interested in why three Corsair PSUs in a row blew up, i'm pretty sure.
All i know is that he got a coolermaster PSU after all that mess ( a 700w 80plus gold if i remember correctly) still running as far as i know and he's German. How he sent back all those PSUs and how the situation went EXACTLY i don't know, i did not asked him...
 

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