Question GPU Bottleneck

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I’ve noticed that no matter what game I play, my CPU is always higher than my GPU in usage therefore causing me to get worse performance than I should be getting. I’m wondering if this is because of my PSU because my PSU is apparently very bad. Also when my frame rate goes above 120 FPS, my pc will turn off without warning (because of my PSU)
Specs:
RTX 2060
i5 8600k
Asrock Z370 M
Evga W1 600w
 

LordVile

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Your pairing is fine. I’d swap the PSU but the 120Fps thing is weird. A specific frame count shouldn’t cause an issue it’s the stress on the components. Getting 120 in CSGO for example is a lot easier than Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
 
8600k and 2060 is a good pairing. Some demanding games will max out the 6 thread I5 showing higher CPU usage.

PSU isn't the utter worst, but it is certainly close. I would swap that out pronto as it is causing unexpected shutdowns.
 
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8600k and 2060 is a good pairing. Some demanding games will max out the 6 thread I5 showing higher CPU usage.

PSU isn't the utter worst, but it is certainly close. I would swap that out pronto as it is causing unexpected shutdowns.
But it’s strange because no matter what game I play, my CPU is always higher.
 
You have a very good GPU and only a 6 thread CPU. High CPU usage on pretty much all games will be a fact of life, so avoid thinking a few clicks will be able to 'fix' this situation. (In short, if not experiencing stutters, pay no attention to usage ratios, which mean quite little) If a higher GPU usage ratio makes you happier, crank up the resolution to at least 1440P, quality to very high, and 4x AA/AF, etc...)

As for a rig powering off suddenly, certainly a PSU would the very first place to start, perhaps yours is not quite up to the task of rapidly changing current requirements of a modern GPU can impose...
 
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