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[SOLVED] Is this PSU an overkill for my system? (EVGA 850 G2)

sammael1984

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Hello, community;

It's been a few years since I built my current computer, and back in the day someone recommended a PSU (EVGA 850 G2 80 Plus Gold). Here are my current specs:

Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming
Memory: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz
Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital WDC (SATA )
SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB
PSU: EVGA 850 G2 80 Plus Gold
OS: Windows 10
Monitor: An old Sony 50-Inch LED TV

Due to my job, I will soon have to travel back and forth between two houses, and I want to build a new PC for my secondary location. Here is my idea so far:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 3600
Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo or a Noctua NH-U12S (I have no idea if this cooler would be enough)
MOBO: I still have no clue. Something compatible I guess.
Memory: Two 8GB sticks DDR4, I mean, I need to do some research.
Hard Drive: I really don't know yet.
SSD: I still have no idea.
GPU: GTX 1660 Super. (I am on the fence with the 5700 XT, I have come across many known issues)
PSU: EVGA 850 G2 80 Plus Gold (Is this an overkill?)
OS:
Windows 10
Monitor: I still don't know

I am starting all over again. I built my current computer when the GTX 980 had just been released. So, I am re-learning everything.

Just a quick note. I am a 1080p 60 FPS kind of guy. Electricity in my country is not as cheap, so I'm trying to keep my build as power-efficient as possible.

I appreciate any advice that you can offer. Thanks, guys.
 

WildCard999

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For your budget I'd probably get something like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.88 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: VIOTEK GN27D 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1515.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-12 20:33 EST-0500
 

WildCard999

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The EVGA G2 550W would be plenty for the 3600 & 1660S, if you go 5700 XT then grab the 650W version. With AMD Ryzen you'll want 3000 or 3200mhz for the memory as it makes a big difference in gaming performance.

If you list your budget for the remaining parts I'll be more then happy to help you pick those parts.
 
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sammael1984

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The EVGA G2 550W would be plenty for the 3600 & 1660S, if you go 5700 XT then grab the 650W version. With AMD Ryzen you'll want 3000 or 3200mhz for the memory as it makes a big difference in gaming performance.

If you list your budget for the remaining parts I'll be more then happy to help you pick those parts.
Hey, Wild! Thanks a lot for your help, man. It would be great if you could help me with the rest of the parts. I am completely cluless here. For the whole build, including the monitor, I would be willing to invest around 1,500 American dollars.
 

WildCard999

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For your budget I'd probably get something like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.88 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: VIOTEK GN27D 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1515.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-12 20:33 EST-0500
 

sammael1984

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For your budget I'd probably get something like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.88 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: VIOTEK GN27D 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1515.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-12 20:33 EST-0500
This is exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate your help, WildCard. I'll start getting the parts together. Thanks, man.
 
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logainofhades

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My take, on said build above.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GTE 56.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card ($489.99 @ Amazon)
Case: RIOTORO CR488 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor ($275.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $1517.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 09:31 EST-0500
 

sammael1984

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Jan 23, 2015
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My take, on said build above.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GTE 56.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card ($489.99 @ Amazon)
Case: RIOTORO CR488 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor ($275.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $1517.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 09:31 EST-0500
Hey, logainofhades, thanks a lot for your help. I will check all of the parts you are suggesting. It looks pretty solid. I appreciate the time you took to help a brother. Take care.
 

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