[SOLVED] Should I replace my PSU ? (Seasonic M12ii 520w bronze owner)

Sep 17, 2019
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Hi ! I wonder if I need to replace my current PSU because I want to upgrade my CPU from Ryzen 5 1400 to Ryzen 5 3600 ? My current PC build :

CPU : Ryzen 5 1400 @ 3.4 Ghz
GPU : Zotac RTX 2060 AMP
Motherboard : MSI B350M Gaming Pro
RAM : Gskill DDR4 RipjawsV PC21300 16GB (2x8GB)
SSD :Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 SATA 250GB
HDD : WDC 1TB SATA3 64MB
PSU : Seasonic M12II-520 Bronze Certified Evo Edition 520 watt (almost 2 years since I bought this)
OS : Windows 10 Pro

I use my PC solely for gaming, maybe will do a little bit CPU Oc (1 click Oc through BIOS) and I don't Oc GPU . Should I worry about upgrading CPU without also upgrading PSU ?
 
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Sep 17, 2019
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The Ryzen 3600 is quite efficient, so I would say you will be fine. For overclocking, just enable PBO, if your board supports it, or through ryzen master.
Thanks for the quick reply ! I was quite worried about this before that I would make a mistake about not also replacing this PSU with a bigger capacity, and this PSU in 2019 tier list is also worrying :D
 
Sep 17, 2019
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By tier list, you mean the one over at LTT, it is not very reliable. While your PSU is an older design, and not as good as newer units, like the Focus gold, it is still a quality unit.
Yes, I looked up from LTT before, and then become anxious over it. Once again, thanks for your quick reply !
 

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