[SOLVED] Power Supply Upgrade Help

FlewDesigns

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Hey,

I have been getting high power usage on task manager,

Starting to believe its my Power Supply that needs upgrading as my 3D software has been crashing but the memory and CPU are not hitting high numbers so i dont
think its an issue with those.

Even chrome is very high power usage and with Maya (3d) (Vray) open as well i think its just too much for it.



Currently have the below PC spec


Intel Core i7 5960x
Gigabyte X99-UD4-CF Motherboard
DDR4 Ram 32gb
1080TI Graphics Card.
XFX 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply. 5 years old.


So do you think i need to upgrade and also, What do you recommend?

Thanks
 
With a generous estimation of components, you might be starting to hit the limits of your PSU. https://outervision.com/b/ZqjFLq While these calculators take all components at max load, they at least give an idea of what you would need in a worst case scenario. PSUs also lose capacity over years of use, up to about 15-20% of original capacity due to capacitor aging. With yours being 5 years old and doing 3d applications you are probably running it harder than most so the 20% loss isn't crazy. That means your PSU might only be able to push 520W which would mean a change could help. I would go with a 750W PSU then.

High quality PSU options:

750W 80+ Gold
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077J9G9CH?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BE058W?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

750W 80+ Platinum
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W4PLZWH?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XGZW95V?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1
 
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With a generous estimation of components, you might be starting to hit the limits of your PSU. https://outervision.com/b/ZqjFLq While these calculators take all components at max load, they at least give an idea of what you would need in a worst case scenario. PSUs also lose capacity over years of use, up to about 15-20% of original capacity due to capacitor aging. With yours being 5 years old and doing 3d applications you are probably running it harder than most so the 20% loss isn't crazy. That means your PSU might only be able to push 520W which would mean a change could help. I would go with a 750W PSU then.

High quality PSU options:

750W 80+ Gold
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077J9G9CH?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BE058W?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

750W 80+ Platinum
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W4PLZWH?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XGZW95V?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1
 
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FlewDesigns

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With a generous estimation of components, you might be starting to hit the limits of your PSU. https://outervision.com/b/ZqjFLq While these calculators take all components at max load, they at least give an idea of what you would need in a worst case scenario. PSUs also lose capacity over years of use, up to about 15-20% of original capacity due to capacitor aging. With yours being 5 years old and doing 3d applications you are probably running it harder than most so the 20% loss isn't crazy. That means your PSU might only be able to push 520W which would mean a change could help. I would go with a 750W PSU then.

High quality PSU options:

750W 80+ Gold
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077J9G9CH?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BE058W?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

750W 80+ Platinum
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W4PLZWH?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XGZW95V?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1
Thank you!!
 
Thank you!!
If it is in the budget you could also look at this time in doing a CPU/Motherboard upgrade.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($469.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING 4 WIFI ax ATX AM4 Motherboard ($153.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($133.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ B&H)
Total: $937.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-18 12:59 EST-0500

Going from a 8c/12t CPU to 12c/24t CPU with higher IPC & clock speed all with lower TDP isn't a bad option.
 

FlewDesigns

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If it is in the budget you could also look at this time in doing a CPU/Motherboard upgrade.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($469.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING 4 WIFI ax ATX AM4 Motherboard ($153.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($133.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ B&H)
Total: $937.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-18 12:59 EST-0500

Going from a 8c/12t CPU to 12c/24t CPU with higher IPC & clock speed all with lower TDP isn't a bad option.
Ahh thank you.

Yeah I do think my parts are getting outdated. I may even be able to sell my old cpu so I think your right I should upgrade the machine. Thanks for the suggestions I was thinking about the ryzen I want to improve my 3d performance 👍
 

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