So I got an rx 570 sapphire nitro+ 4gb, and I read on the back of the box that the GPU needs an 8-pin pci-e connector, but you can also plug in another six pin for additional performance. Now, my PSU only has one 8-pin, and i'm wondering if the extra 6-pin is enough of a performance increase to warrant a new psu now. (PSU's are very cheap where I live, and my current one is non-modular so I was planning to upgrade anyways somewhere down the line.) TIA
Well, my current PSU is a realpower eco silent 500. I took it from an older build as I was on a tight budget when I first made this pc. some search results on google say there are multiple models though I can't find any difference in name. Only that some have only a six pin pci-e connector. guess i got lucky in that case. If I would upgrade, It would probably be a better known brand and a semi-modular/modular psu.
Yeah, that RealPower PSU is a crap quality unit and i'd replace it with much better build quality PSU.
For a good quality PSU, look towards any Seasonic unit. E.g Focus or Focus+. PRIME and PRIME Ultra series PSUs are flagship line of PSUs from Seasonic and only PSUs in the entire world that comes with 12 years of warranty. Focus+ comes with 10 years of warranty and Focus comes with 7 years of warranty.
Though, without full system specs, i can tell if you'd be looking towards 500W range PSU or 600W range PSU.
Oh, all my 3 PCs: Skylake, Haswell and AMD are also powered by Seasonic. Full specs with pics in my sig.