[SOLVED] What wattage does my graphics card need

Oct 21, 2021
41
1
35
0
Last edited:

DSzymborski

Titan
Moderator
My country is germany and i can order just from amazon my budget for a psu is 60euros and i know 650w for the corsair one is way too much than what i need but i will use it in the future when i wil have a pc with like a ryzen 5 5th and a rtx or something.
It's not a good plan because you don't want to use this unit with an RTX GPU. You're only planning for wattage, not quality. The CV is a budget unit, not something you use with a high-end GPU.

PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: BitFenix Formula Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (€59.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €59.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-22 10:48 CEST+0200


This looks easily the best sub-60 euro PSU, unless I've missed one (it's late).

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bitfenix-formula-gold-650w-psu,5382.html
 
the rest of my system has a i3 4130 4gb ram i want to upgrade to 8gb a 160gb hard drive and a 120gb ssd and a cd bay .
I'd wager even with the video card the system will float around 200W from the wall if you're doing something reasonably stressful on it. But yeah, something like a Corsair CX/VS 450 will do here. Or if you want to give yourself a little more wiggle room for the future, a Corsair RM550x.
 
Oct 21, 2021
41
1
35
0
I'd wager even with the video card the system will float around 200W from the wall if you're doing something reasonably stressful on it. But yeah, something like a Corsair CX/VS 450 will do here. Or if you want to give yourself a little more wiggle room for the future, a Corsair RM550x.
like you said i want to give myself a wiggle room for my next pc with this psu https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01127D0MY/ref but i dont know if it is compatible with my motherboard yes my case is sff and i really do not think it will fit in it but i will put the motherboard on a box if i have to .
 
like you said i want to give myself a wiggle room for my next pc with this psu https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01127D0MY/ref but i dont know if it is compatible with my motherboard yes my case is sff and i really do not think it will fit in it but i will put the motherboard on a box if i have to .
The 14-pin power connector would've had me weary this is a proprietary connector, but it looks like it's common enough you can find adapters 24-pin to 14-pin adapters (such as https://www.amazon.com/COMeap-Adapter-Braided-Sleeved-Servers/dp/B01M2BKWIK)

Also the case is microATX and the PSU sizing looks normal so any ATX PSU should fit.
 

Zerk2012

Titan
Ambassador

--SID--

Commendable
Jan 23, 2021
1,315
280
1,340
58
I do not have the funds right now for a better psu than that evga and i think it will do the job no problem.
12v PSU with 5v standby. The EVGA don't work very well because it's a group regulated unit. You also need current from 5v unless 12v goes out of spec.

You linked to Amazon Germany what means you live in Germany? BTW: €88 is way to expensive for such crappy unit. https://geizhals.de/bitfenix-formula-gold-650w-atx-2-4-bf650g-bp-fm650ulag-9r-a1720010.html?hloc=at&hloc=de and https://geizhals.de/evga-supernova-g3-550-550w-atx-220-g3-0550-y2-a1549684.html?hloc=at&hloc=de are cheaper and a lot better.
 
Oct 21, 2021
41
1
35
0
12v PSU with 5v standby. The EVGA don't work very well because it's a group regulated unit. You also need current from 5v unless 12v goes out of spec.

You linked to Amazon Germany what means you live in Germany? BTW: €88 is way to expensive for such crappy unit. https://geizhals.de/bitfenix-formula-gold-650w-atx-2-4-bf650g-bp-fm650ulag-9r-a1720010.html?hloc=at&hloc=de and https://geizhals.de/evga-supernova-g3-550-550w-atx-220-g3-0550-y2-a1549684.html?hloc=at&hloc=de are cheaper and a lot better.
It is not 88 euros it is 40 and i chaged my mind about the evga i think i will buy this corsair one instead https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08NZ6BH6R/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_CJMNNPZED6G7W41MZVXR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
 

DSzymborski

Titan
Moderator
What is the actual PSU budget and country? The EVGA W1 is a dreadful PSU and the CV is less than ideal for this situation; you need a decent budget 450W, not a mediocre 650W (or in the case of the EVGA W1, an awful 600W). It's hard to give specific recommendations without this information.
 
Oct 21, 2021
41
1
35
0
My country is germany and i can order just from amazon my budget for a psu is 60euros and i know 650w for the corsair one is way too much than what i need but i will use it in the future when i wil have a pc with like a ryzen 5 5th and a rtx or something.
 

DSzymborski

Titan
Moderator
My country is germany and i can order just from amazon my budget for a psu is 60euros and i know 650w for the corsair one is way too much than what i need but i will use it in the future when i wil have a pc with like a ryzen 5 5th and a rtx or something.
It's not a good plan because you don't want to use this unit with an RTX GPU. You're only planning for wattage, not quality. The CV is a budget unit, not something you use with a high-end GPU.

PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: BitFenix Formula Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (€59.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €59.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-22 10:48 CEST+0200


This looks easily the best sub-60 euro PSU, unless I've missed one (it's late).

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bitfenix-formula-gold-650w-psu,5382.html
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS