Question Is EVGA BQ a good PSU for my system:

stanulevich

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Hello! So my planned specs would be:
3900x (I do designy things don't @ me)
Gigabyte 2070 super Windforce 1770 OC (or 5700xt thinking on that one still)
Gigabyte Aorus Pro MB
HyperX Fury 8Gbx2 RAM
M.2 NVME SSD + 2 or 3 HDDs
3-5 case fans and a couple of rgbs probably

Idk much about brands of PSU but I'm choosing between EVGA BQ 850w and Corsair CX850M... Well at least that's around my price range... But some put them in the ''beginner gaming" category and tbh I'm not well educated on the matter so idk what the criteria for determining the levels are... I just hear people say to use known brands but I also don't want to overpay for nothing but the name... I also know people like to recommend be queit! stuff but that's a bit.. pricey-ish? For me... <150$ is what I aim for...
Pls help me pick smth (.-.) Or recommend a budgety brand or few to look for..
 
both these units shouldn't be considered for a system like that. least I'd go for is one of these:

Corsair: TXM / RM / RMx
Seasonic: Focus / Focus Plus / Prime Ultra
Bitfenix: Focus Gold / Whisper M
Super Flower: Leadex II / III
Be Quiet: Straight Power 11
Cooler Master: V- / Vanguard (fully modular) / MasterWatt Maker

good thing is, you won't need 850W. a 650W unit is already more than you need for this system. So that should help you find a unit within your budget.

using a "budget PSU" for a highend system (and yours is a highend system) is generally a bad idea
 
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stanulevich

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Oh, that's plenty to choose from, thank you very much!
650 is enough with OC, right?
PS bad idea efficiency-wise (since I noticed they're all gold+) or gonna-cook-smth -wise? :)
 
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efficiency doesn't really matter once it's 80+ but it's a great thing for marketing. since implementing efficiency doesn't cost as much as you'd think, generally PSU manufacturers drop low efficiency PSUs with every release cycle. so it's not really a meaningful metric.

650W is easily enough, yes
 

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