[SOLVED] replacement psu gtx 970

Dec 16, 2021
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hello, i'm looking for suggestions on a replacement psu (current one is dying).

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 Memory
  • Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4 GB GAMING Video Card
  • Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Power Supply: EVGA B2 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
my entire pc needs an upgrade but i'm waiting for prices to normalize, until then what psu should i get to maintain my current build? budget is around $100-300 but willing to spend more to future-proof the psu (if that's a thing?).
 
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logainofhades

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Much depends on how power hungry your next graphics card will be. I would do at least 750w, if not 850w, if you intend on something like a 3080, or higher. Given your budget, I would go with the 850, just for the peace of mind of not needing more, when it is time to upgrade everything else. This one is a very high quality unit, and a really good price.

PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $125.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-16 17:29 EST-0500
 
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logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Much depends on how power hungry your next graphics card will be. I would do at least 750w, if not 850w, if you intend on something like a 3080, or higher. Given your budget, I would go with the 850, just for the peace of mind of not needing more, when it is time to upgrade everything else. This one is a very high quality unit, and a really good price.

PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $125.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-16 17:29 EST-0500
 
Reactions: Master Djoza
Dec 16, 2021
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thanks guys. i replaced it with a phanteks amp, however the problem semi-persisted. turns out it was actually the gpu fans going bad lol!
 

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