Question Question about PSU requirement for ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT

v0lten

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Hey guys,

Finally getting around to upgrading my aging PC. Wife bought me a 6800 XT for Xmas and I know it needs THREE 8-pin connectors to power it. My PSU currently only has 2 and I'll need to upgrade. I'm trying to spend around $100 and I just want to be sure that the PSU I buy has enough space for THREE 8-pin connectors. Lots of PSU's I see have 3 on their modular design, but isn't one of the dedicated for the CPU? That would leave only 2 and a whole bunch of 6-pin connector slots.

I know the eVGA SuperNova GA 750w and the Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 850w are viable options, but both a little over $100. Any PSU's out there now that are less than $100 that will power this card?

Thanks for taking the time to help!!!!
 

Karadjgne

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What cpu? Sizable difference between a 12/13900k and a Ryzen 5600x. If using a 65w Ryzen you can use a 750w, if a 300w 12/13900k then even a 850w can be on the tight side and you'd be better off looking at a Corsair RMx 1000w. Not exactly what your budget wants to hear, but don't sacrifice the psu for a few $$. You'll have this build for the next 4-5 years ±, and $40 more is chump change cheap insurance over that lifetime.
 

v0lten

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What cpu? Sizable difference between a 12/13900k and a Ryzen 5600x. If using a 65w Ryzen you can use a 750w, if a 300w 12/13900k then even a 850w can be on the tight side and you'd be better off looking at a Corsair RMx 1000w. Not exactly what your budget wants to hear, but don't sacrifice the psu for a few $$. You'll have this build for the next 4-5 years ±, and $40 more is chump change cheap insurance over that lifetime.
5600x... Only thing I don't like about the B-stock now that I'm looking into it is the 1-year warranty.
 

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