Question PLEASE HELP, SHALL SHOULD BUY THIS HARDWARE?

Jan 16, 2020
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Hey there My current graphics card recently has stopped working. Due to this im planning to upgrade to a 1660 from a 1080. I found a good price etc but i just wanna check if it will work fine with my psu. Im planning to buy the psu below with it since my current one cant handle the 450w required graphics card. I hope to hear some feedback on if it works well please <3 Thanks.

Below is my ones im looking to buy. My other hardware is below the links so you can make sure they work with my other hardware please.

Psu - https://www.corsair.com/eu/en/Categories/Products/Power-Supply-Units/Power-Supply-Units-Advanced/RMx-Series/p/CP-9020177-AR
Graphics card - https://www.scan.co.uk/products/zotac-geforce-gtx-1660-twin-fan-6gb-gddr5-vr-ready-graphics-card-1408-core-1530mhz-gpu
 
The graphics card requires 450 but i have other products so it will be pushed over. In advance 650 will help for when i next upgrade
The graphics card itself does not need 450w, not even close. That would be full system draw. The card itself would draw around 200ish. Leaving plenty for the rest of the system. But that being said, as mentioned already, that rmx is a good psu.
 
Wattage and gold rating, by themselves mean nothing.
It is the quality that counts.
If you are in the market for a new psu, here are some thoughts:

1. Buy the capacity you need and then some.
Here is a link to what you need; it depends on the graphics configuration:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

I have no problem overprovisioning a PSU a bit. Say 20%.
It will allow for a stronger future graphics card upgrade.
It will run cooler, quieter, and more efficiently in the middle third of it's range.
A PSU will only use the wattage demanded of it, regardless of it's max capability.

2. Buy only a quality psu. Try to buy a tier 1 or 2 unit from a list such as this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
Seasonic is generally very good.

A cheap PSU will be made of substandard components. It will not have safety and overload protections.
If it fails under load, it can destroy anything it is connected to.
It will deliver advertised power only at room temperatures, not at higher temperatures found when installed in a case.
The wattage will be delivered on the 3 and 5v rails, not on the 12v rails where modern parts
like the CPU and Graphics cards need it. What power is delivered may fluctuate and cause instability
issues that are hard to diagnose.
The fan will need to spin up higher to cool it, making it noisy.
A cheap PSU can become very expensive. Do not buy one.

3. It is unlikely that the price premium paid for gold rating will ever be returned to you in electricity cost savings.
There IS value in higher efficiency in that the cooling fan will need to run less and the unit will generally be quieter

4. Modular costs more. Consider that you are likely to be using most of the power leads regardless. There will normally be a decent place to store unused leads away and out if sight or the cooling airstream. Also, if you have a length restriction, the leads that plug into a modular psu will not bend as much as a fixed attachment consequently taking more room, not less.
 

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