Question System reboots at a particular cutscene

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My system specs:-
Motherboard:- MSI gaming carbon b450 gaming pro carbon AC
CPU:- Ryzen 5 3600
CPU cooler:- Deepcool gamaxx GTE
RAM:- Coarsair vengence 8x2 3000 MHz
GPU:- Asus Strix vega 56 OC
PSU:- Coasrsair VS650

My system keeps rebooting at a very particular point in a cut scene when I play RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER in FHD. If I lower the resolution down keeping everything else at default, it goes past the cut scene but eventually the system reboots at a random point in the game. It's either the fact that my CPU is not getting enough power(My board requires my CPU to have 8+4 pin EPS whereas my PSU only has one 8 pin EPS) or my GPU is drawing all the power from my 4 year old VS650(yes, I reused my VS650 from my previous build as per all the forums and threads the VEGA 56 down require a lot of power but a 650 watt should almost be sufficient). What could the problem be?

P.S. This is also my first PC build so any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 
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For me it's your PSU. The VS units are not good. I certainly wouldn't trust a VS unit in a PC that I'm OC'ing.

Random restarts like that at load, nearly always point to PSU

Not many on Tom's will recommend a VS unit unless it's one of the following caveats: Your on a budget, its the only one available in your area, or are re-using it. Otherwise for a decent system most would advice on a quality Gold unit, like EVGA G2/G3, Seasonic Focus Plus, Corsair RMx models.
 

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That's what I think and yes I actually am reusing it from my older build so it's about 4 years old. I just want to be certain that it's the PSU before I get a new one. Is there anyway that I can measure total power draw at load?
 
You can guestimate by looking at power draw through HWMon/Info or use a power calculator on line, by putting in roughly what parts there are and how much they would normally consume. Or lastly an external meter, like a power meter adaptor etc
 
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I think I am just going to go for a new PSU. My mobo has an 8+4 pin EPS. Also, I probably should get at least a 750 watt PSU. Can you maybe recommend a good 750 watt PSU that has an 8+4 pin EPS connector?
 
You don't really need a 750w, but if you wanted a good one that will last you 7-10 years, then something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $110.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 12:01 EDT-0400


Or this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $106.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 12:03 EDT-0400


I can't actually find the Seasonic 750w, but the it would be marginally cheaper than the 850w.
 

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