[SOLVED] Time for New Power Supply?

Ok, so to start it off, The Power Supply I am using right now is a coolermaster RS-700-PCAA-E3.
I am running a rtx 2060 super and a 7700k with it right now, But I want to know if it will be enough for the rtx 3080. It seems to run smooth with the hardware it's running right now, but I am just wondering if 700 watts is enough.
I see you ignored the advice given to you to replace it when you were buying the RTX 2060.

You already know how old it is and that it's not a good power supply to begin with. Why would you even consider risking a new 3080 with it? Maybe this time you'll listen and replace it. BTW, it's not 700 watts. With 52 amps on the +12volt rail it's more like 600 watts, if it can even deliver that.
 
Ok, so to start it off, The Power Supply I am using right now is a coolermaster RS-700-PCAA-E3.
I am running a rtx 2060 super and a 7700k with it right now, But I want to know if it will be enough for the rtx 3080. It seems to run smooth with the hardware it's running right now, but I am just wondering if 700 watts is enough.
I see you ignored the advice given to you to replace it when you were buying the RTX 2060.

You already know how old it is and that it's not a good power supply to begin with. Why would you even consider risking a new 3080 with it? Maybe this time you'll listen and replace it. BTW, it's not 700 watts. With 52 amps on the +12volt rail it's more like 600 watts, if it can even deliver that.
 
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I see you ignored the advice given to you to replace it when you were buying the RTX 2060.

You already know how old it is and that it's not a good power supply to begin with. Why would you even consider risking a new 3080 with it? Maybe this time you'll listen and replace it. BTW, it's not 700 watts. With 52 amps on the +12volt rail it's more like 600 watts, if it can even deliver that.
Yeah It is very old, I had a feeling I would have to replace it to have enough power to run the 3080, but do you have any good power supply suggestions that are not too expensive?
 
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Yeah, I'll Probably wait for benchmarks and see how much power it uses before buying because I don't wanna get over 1,000 watts of power supply and find out it only uses half lol
 
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ah ok. sounds good. What's a preferred power supply brand to buy from? coolermaster seems to be good for me as my psu from them lasted like, 8 years and is still going lmao but I don't know if their new units are as good.
 

DSzymborski

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The problem isn't the wattage, the problem is the quality. The issue with the PSU isn't that it's "only" 700W, but that it's an ancient, group-regulated 700W PSU made by Seventeam that wasn't ever particularly good. Using this PSU with a new, high-end GPU is an Olympic-sized swimming pool full of bad idea.
 
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The problem isn't the wattage, the problem is the quality. The issue with the PSU isn't that it's "only" 700W, but that it's an ancient, group-regulated 700W PSU made by Seventeam that wasn't ever particularly good. Using this PSU with a new, high-end GPU is an Olympic-sized swimming pool full of bad idea.
Yeah I thought so lol. It's like, 8 years old now. want to get rid of it anyway because the cables are ugly, and I just don't trust it as much anymore because it's so old. Any psu brand suggestions?
 

DSzymborski

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ah ok. sounds good. What's a preferred power supply brand to buy from? coolermaster seems to be good for me as my psu from them lasted like, 8 years and is still going lmao but I don't know if their new units are as good.
Cooler Master is not a particularly good brand as they sell a lot of really cheap power supplies, though they've always had a handful of very solid ones on the high end. You don't actually know how yours ran without extensive testing with specialized equipment; you don't evaluate a PSU's performance by seeing if components are alive or dead. It would be like assuming that everyone who eats a pound of bacon for breakfast every day and is not dead has a heart running perfectly well.

We now house an updated PSU tier list here again.


If you're interested in a 3080, then I wouldn't recommend anything below Tier A. If you don't want to invest that much in protection for a GPU, then it doesn't make sense to be as ambitious with your GPU purchase and you might as well wait for whatever 3050-type GPU comes out. I wouldn't even be operating your current GPU with that old, group-regulated PSU.
 
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aight thanks I'll look through the list. Probably will look for something modular. I will probably end up going for corsair as I hear lots of good stuff about them
 
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Cooler Master is not a particularly good brand as they sell a lot of really cheap power supplies, though they've always had a handful of very solid ones on the high end. You don't actually know how yours ran without extensive testing with specialized equipment; you don't evaluate a PSU's performance by seeing if components are alive or dead. It would be like assuming that everyone who eats a pound of bacon for breakfast every day and is not dead has a heart running perfectly well.

We now house an updated PSU tier list here again.


If you're interested in a 3080, then I wouldn't recommend anything below Tier A. If you don't want to invest that much in protection for a GPU, then it doesn't make sense to be as ambitious with your GPU purchase and you might as well wait for whatever 3050-type GPU comes out. I wouldn't even be operating your current GPU with that old, group-regulated PSU.
Well I decided I'm just going to get a really nice unit. Is the Seasonic prime 1,300w gold a reliable psu? 1,300 watts should last me forever lmao
 

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