[SOLVED] Starting a new build

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Greetings. I came here 10 years ago to do my first build and received wonderful help.
I am starting a new build and I have a question for the assembled wisdom of the PSU board.
I plan on buying this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079H6111J/?coliid=I1GI1GWVE01GZU&colid=36JKDRDBNEAW9&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
It is a 650 watt Corsair modular power supply.
It comes with a (2018) distinction at the end of the description.
Last time I bought more power than I needed and it held me in good stead. The power supply is still chugging along after 10 years.
The CPU I plan to use is 95 watts (Ryzen 5 2600x)
The GPU I plan to use is 150 watts (Radeon r570) but I suspect I will upgrade in the future.

Please let me know if I am underpowering or if the 2018 distinction is meaningful.

I truly appreciate the help.

(the 550w and the 650w are currently the same price at amazon)
 

jonnyguru

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Greetings. I came here 10 years ago to do my first build and received wonderful help.
I am starting a new build and I have a question for the assembled wisdom of the PSU board.
I plan on buying this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079H6111J/?coliid=I1GI1GWVE01GZU&colid=36JKDRDBNEAW9&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
It is a 650 watt Corsair modular power supply.
It comes with a (2018) distinction at the end of the description.
Last time I bought more power than I needed and it held me in good stead. The power supply is still chugging along after 10 years.
The CPU I plan to use is 95 watts (Ryzen 5 2600x)
The GPU I plan to use is 150 watts (Radeon r570) but I suspect I will upgrade in the future.

Please let me know if I am underpowering or if the 2018 distinction is meaningful.

I truly appreciate the help.

(the 550w and the 650w are currently the same price at amazon)
"2018" is the year Corsair migrated the RMx from an in-house design to a modified CWT "GPU" platform.

The GPU is more power dense (20mm smaller depth) and cheaper to build than the original Corsair platform.

Either platform is solid.
 
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jonnyguru

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Greetings. I came here 10 years ago to do my first build and received wonderful help.
I am starting a new build and I have a question for the assembled wisdom of the PSU board.
I plan on buying this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079H6111J/?coliid=I1GI1GWVE01GZU&colid=36JKDRDBNEAW9&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
It is a 650 watt Corsair modular power supply.
It comes with a (2018) distinction at the end of the description.
Last time I bought more power than I needed and it held me in good stead. The power supply is still chugging along after 10 years.
The CPU I plan to use is 95 watts (Ryzen 5 2600x)
The GPU I plan to use is 150 watts (Radeon r570) but I suspect I will upgrade in the future.

Please let me know if I am underpowering or if the 2018 distinction is meaningful.

I truly appreciate the help.

(the 550w and the 650w are currently the same price at amazon)
"2018" is the year Corsair migrated the RMx from an in-house design to a modified CWT "GPU" platform.

The GPU is more power dense (20mm smaller depth) and cheaper to build than the original Corsair platform.

Either platform is solid.
 
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SierraArgo

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Honestly, this seems like a pretty solid configuration to me, especially with the sales on Ryzen 2's you can get now Ryzen 3 has dropped. I run a Corsair 650 watt PSU (cs650m) with a 1600x and GTX 1080 both overclocked and it runs like a champ, so I can definitely recommend it.
 
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