[SOLVED] I am thinking of upgrading some parts in my pc but don't know if I would need to upgrade the Psu as well.

Oct 4, 2019
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My system atm
Asus Prime B450 M Mobo
Ryzen 2600 Cpu
MSI RX580 Gpu
Ballistix 16 GB Ram 3200mhz
EVGA 600W Bronze Rated Psu

I want to upgrade to a Powercolor 5700 XT Red Devil GPU a new Mobo not sure which and Ryzen 7 3700x Cpu. Would i need to upgrade my Psu?
 
The EVGA 600BQ is an OK PSU.
It will probably work fine with an RX5700xt, but I wouldn't personally risk it as the BQ lineup is really designed for entry-level systems.

For what I would change.

  1. Update motherboards BIOS to the latest revision. This will add support for the 3700x. Your motherboard is not great, but the 3700x consumes much less power than a 2700x, so your motherboard should be up to the task.
  2. Buy a 3700x and 5700xt, an excellent combination.
  3. Upgrade the PSU to a good 550-650w. Heres one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/23YXsY/antec-power-supply-hcg750
BTW, Darkbreeze the EVGA GQ 2019 models come in 600w. It makes me want a proper review even more.
 

Eximo

Titan
Herald
600W is enough I would think, unless you are going for some overclocks.

Hmm, if you buy another power supply, some ram, a cheap chassis, and cheap storage you have a whole computer.

You can technically drop a 3rd gen chip in that motherboard. Though I can see why you wouldn't want to. (You can always add some heatsinks to the VRMs)
 

Darkbreeze

Titan
Moderator
I wouldn't. Even if Powercolor didn't recommend a 700w unit, which they do, that EVGA 600w unit is not of good and reliable quality, unlike the rest of your system which is. It's like putting dollar store shoes with an expensive tuxedo. It might "work", but there will likely be problems and the PSU for sure isn't going to last very long.

I wouldn't risk it. To be sure, what is the EXACT model of the PSU. EVGA has several 600w models and none of them are particularly good, some are even quite bad, but let's be sure. Regardless the capacity is below the recommended wattage.

https://www.powercolor.com/product?id=1565160726#spe
 
The EVGA 600BQ is an OK PSU.
It will probably work fine with an RX5700xt, but I wouldn't personally risk it as the BQ lineup is really designed for entry-level systems.

For what I would change.

  1. Update motherboards BIOS to the latest revision. This will add support for the 3700x. Your motherboard is not great, but the 3700x consumes much less power than a 2700x, so your motherboard should be up to the task.
  2. Buy a 3700x and 5700xt, an excellent combination.
  3. Upgrade the PSU to a good 550-650w. Heres one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/23YXsY/antec-power-supply-hcg750
BTW, Darkbreeze the EVGA GQ 2019 models come in 600w. It makes me want a proper review even more.
 

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