[SOLVED] In Need of New PSU - EVGA 600W 80+ Good Option?

lumpywiggler

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Long story short, my friend is in need of a new PSU due to issues with the current PSU. Anyways, we are looking at maybe getting the EVGA 600W 80+ because it's on a fairly good deal at BestBuy at the moment. Anyone have experience with this PSU? Is it good? Other suggestions around a $50 price point? TIA

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lumpywiggler

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what are the system components ? What is the complete model of that psu ?
System components are:
CPU: AMD FX-8320 (+ aftermarket air cooler - cooler master hyper 212)
GPU: RTX 2060
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 (will be upgrading to 16gb ddr3 shortly)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P
SSD: WD 500GB SATA
HDD: Seagate 1 TB
PSU (failing): Thermaltake TR2 500W

I'm personally currently running my system (see signature) with a Ryzen 5 and RTX 2080 on a 650W PSU, so considering this is a build with a 2060, I thought 600W would probably be enough. Looks like the full model of the PSU is EVGA 80 PLUS 100-W1-0600-K1 ATX 12V/EPS 12V (according to BestBuy page I linked in OP).
 

logainofhades

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That PSU is HEC built junk. I would not risk it. I would not upgrade the ram in that system either. Investing more, into that dead end platform, is a waste of money. Your friend needs to save up, and get something modern, with an upgrade path. The Ryzen 5 1600 AF being a great low budget choice. Even this would smack that old FX around. That 2060 is being underutilized, big time, with that FX 8320.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($69.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $217.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-06 15:01 EST-0500
 

lumpywiggler

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that evga model is not very good , wattage does not determine a psu's performance , its architecture and the quality of its internal components does
for your friend i will chose no less than the corsair CX550 , its more than enough for his system

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Bronze-Certified-Non-Modular-CP-9020121-NA/dp/B01MRW2K79
Thank you for feedback on EVGA 600W. Follow up questions, if you might know... Would the PSU you recommended be enough wattage when my friend eventually upgrades to a Ryzen 5, new mobo, DDR4 ram, etc.? Also, are there any other quality PSUs that would be good enough for this type of system that is closer to the $45-55 range? $65 definitely isn't bad, but was certainly hoping for cheaper. Thanks again for your help.
 

Mezoxin

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as long as he doesnt upgrade to something in the realms of a 2080ti and an HEDT platform , he will be fine with any comming upgrade
this is the cheapest quality PSU
 

Mr.Spock

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it's slim pickins as far as PSU sales but you can get better units from EVGA even now: https://www.newegg.com/evga-500-gd-100-gd-0500-v1-500w/p/N82E16817438158?Item=N82E16817438158

there would be an occasional Seasonic M12II EVO 620W in that range too

Long story short, my friend is in need of a new PSU due to issues with the current PSU. Anyways, we are looking at maybe getting the EVGA 600W 80+ because it's on a fairly good deal at BestBuy at the moment. Anyone have experience with this PSU? Is it good? Other suggestions around a $50 price point? TIA

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