Question New PSU choice

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Hello,

I have recently had a new PC built but I've been told several times that Power supply is not good so I plan to send it back and get a better one. What would you think would be a good PSU for my specs?:

Operating System:Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F @ 2.90GHz Coffee Lake 14nm Technology
RAM:16,0 Go Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1466MHz (15-16-16-35)
Motherboard :Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) (U3E1)
GPU:8192MB ATI Radeon RX 580 Series (MSI)
HDD:931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 (SATA)
SSD:western digital WD blue, 1 TB
Monitor: Acer KG241Qbmiix FreeSync
PSU: EVGA 600 BR, 600W,
Case: xigmatek frontliner

Additional question: Is replacing a PSU difficult? I hear that you have to put thermal past.. I'm not super confident with computers...
 
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I see. So basically I take a picture of how they have put the cables of my old PSU before removing it and it should be fine.

EVGA G3? but how many W?
 
Jul 13, 2019
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Hello,

I have recently had a new PC built but I've been told several times that Power supply is not good so I plan to send it back and get a better one. What would you think would be a good PSU for my specs?:

Operating System:Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F @ 2.90GHz Coffee Lake 14nm Technology
RAM:16,0 Go Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1466MHz (15-16-16-35)
Motherboard :Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) (U3E1)
GPU:8192MB ATI Radeon RX 580 Series (MSI)
HDD:931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 (SATA)
SSD:western digital WD blue, 1 TB
Monitor: Acer KG241Qbmiix FreeSync
PSU: EVGA 600 BR, 600W,
Case: xigmatek frontliner

Additional question: Is replacing a PSU difficult? I hear that you have to put thermal past.. I'm not super confident with computers...
 
Jul 13, 2019
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Hi Skylent,
I am also quite new to the computer building process. I have managed to successfully build two computers. My third is a more powerful computer but it, as yet, does not function. The experts say that you should always go with a star rated PSU. You seem to have a 600 watt PSU which is probably enough but I recently went to a computer expert who said I needed a 750 watt PSU. If you want to play games then, yes, you need more power. Anyway, read some magazines about computers and you will quickly get up to speed. Still, it easy to make mistakes. I just bought a CPU i5 Core and it was only compatible with a 300 series chipset Motherboard. I bought a 100 series motherboard. Regarding the thermal paste, I think you are confused with a CPU and a PSU. You have Thermal Paste on the heat sink for the CPU.
Best of luck
 
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Hi Skylent,
I am also quite new to the computer building process. I have managed to successfully build two computers. My third is a more powerful computer but it, as yet, does not function. The experts say that you should always go with a star rated PSU. You seem to have a 600 watt PSU which is probably enough but I recently went to a computer expert who said I needed a 750 watt PSU. If you want to play games then, yes, you need more power. Anyway, read some magazines about computers and you will quickly get up to speed. Still, it easy to make mistakes. I just bought a CPU i5 Core and it was only compatible with a 300 series chipset Motherboard. I bought a 100 series motherboard. Regarding the thermal paste, I think you are confused with a CPU and a PSU. You have Thermal Paste on the heat sink for the CPU.
Best of luck
Hi! Yes, With this build I have an issue of GPU shutting down under load or even randomly and several people have blamed by bad PSU for being unable to give continuous output (even if the Watts are supposedly enough)

I had wanted to spare some money on the PSU but how uninformed I was! Haha
Good thing this issue forced me to do some troubleshooting and now I know what are the parts of a pc and what they are for!
 
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