Solved

Need a new power supply can someone help guide me in the right direction?

I'm looking to get a new modular power supply and I don't know which brands or models are good along with how much Watts I need. Id like to have this one for a long time (at least 4-5 years like my old one maybe even more).

My old power supply broke/ doesn't supply the amount that it should, under load, turning my pc off when opening some games, like Overwatch. This may have been a result of my old Graphics card dying (or vice versa). I had the corsair HX750 80 gold certified for 4-5 years and it did me well rip my friend.

My Specs are:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 800MHz
MOBO: Gigabyte z87x UD3H
GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Edition
HDD: 2TB WD Black drive
Fans: 3x120mm fans and a 200mm fan (looking to get water cooling in the future)
Dual monitors: 32" (shitty old tv kinda thing) and an 18" monitor ( i'm aware that is scuffed af :P)
(saving to get 2x24" 122Hz monitors though :) )
CASE: Coolermaster Storm stryker
minus this buddy :(
PSU: Corsair HX750 Watt 80 Gold certified

Doing a power supply calculator recommended PSU Wattage: 403 W

I'm still looking to upgrade most of my pc as it is 4-5 years old now so this is kind of the beginning. Any and all help is greatly appreciated TY~!
Reply to ThatsAnIssue
12 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about power supply guide direction
  1. Best answer
    Your power draw is somewhere around the 350w to 400w region going by the components. Assuming that none of your components are overclocked and still keeping some headroom, any quality 450w to 550w unit should be good enough. The Corsair Hx is a low tier unit and you are lucky to run it for 4-5yrs.
    Again you have not mentioned any budget so, the below options are all quality units and listed in ascending order in terms of price. Whatever your budget and location is, you should choose from the below units at your location.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fZyFf7/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3hkwrH/corsair-power-supply-cp9020102na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3zNypg/corsair-power-supply-cp9020090na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sMM323/evga-supernova-g3-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0550

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VCxfrH/antec-power-supply-hcg520m

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bTnG3C/xfx-power-supply-p1500bxtfr
    Reply to Hellfire13
  2. Hellfire13 said:
    Your power draw is somewhere around the 350w to 400w region going by the components. Assuming that none of your components are overclocked and still keeping some headroom, any quality 450w to 550w unit should be good enough. The Corsair Hx is a low tier unit and you are lucky to run it for 4-5yrs.
    Again you have not mentioned any budget so, the below options are all quality units and listed in ascending order in terms of price. Whatever your budget and location is, you should choose from the below units at your location.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fZyFf7/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3hkwrH/corsair-power-supply-cp9020102na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3zNypg/corsair-power-supply-cp9020090na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sMM323/evga-supernova-g3-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0550

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VCxfrH/antec-power-supply-hcg520m

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bTnG3C/xfx-power-supply-p1500bxtfr



    hey, thanks buddy
    I completely forgot to put that I am not overclocking, and the price range would've also been a nice addition as well! I'll take a look into these!
    Reply to ThatsAnIssue
  3. a good 650w will be fine. myself i put back the 750w units. it will be overkill but running a larger power supply then needed will keep the unit running silent and cool. look to buy one of the newer digital power supplys. with the newer hardware they can tell/show the end user if there issues of caps or rails going bad.
    Reply to smorizio
  4. ThatsAnIssue said:
    Hellfire13 said:
    Your power draw is somewhere around the 350w to 400w region going by the components. Assuming that none of your components are overclocked and still keeping some headroom, any quality 450w to 550w unit should be good enough. The Corsair Hx is a low tier unit and you are lucky to run it for 4-5yrs.
    Again you have not mentioned any budget so, the below options are all quality units and listed in ascending order in terms of price. Whatever your budget and location is, you should choose from the below units at your location.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fZyFf7/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3hkwrH/corsair-power-supply-cp9020102na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3zNypg/corsair-power-supply-cp9020090na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sMM323/evga-supernova-g3-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0550

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VCxfrH/antec-power-supply-hcg520m

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bTnG3C/xfx-power-supply-p1500bxtfr



    hey, thanks buddy
    I completely forgot to put that I am not overclocking, and the price range would've also been a nice addition as well! I'll take a look into these!


    All of the above solutions are good, however there are a fair few good power supply tier lists that are good to give you a rough idea of how good a power supply is. Here is my favourite one:
    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/

    Hope this helps!
    Reply to Lehan123456789
  5. Those lists are pretty good but have some flaws too. Read reviews before purchase.
    Reply to Hellfire13
  6. Lehan123456789 said:
    ThatsAnIssue said:
    Hellfire13 said:
    Your power draw is somewhere around the 350w to 400w region going by the components. Assuming that none of your components are overclocked and still keeping some headroom, any quality 450w to 550w unit should be good enough. The Corsair Hx is a low tier unit and you are lucky to run it for 4-5yrs.
    Again you have not mentioned any budget so, the below options are all quality units and listed in ascending order in terms of price. Whatever your budget and location is, you should choose from the below units at your location.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fZyFf7/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3hkwrH/corsair-power-supply-cp9020102na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3zNypg/corsair-power-supply-cp9020090na

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sMM323/evga-supernova-g3-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0550

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VCxfrH/antec-power-supply-hcg520m

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bTnG3C/xfx-power-supply-p1500bxtfr



    hey, thanks buddy
    I completely forgot to put that I am not overclocking, and the price range would've also been a nice addition as well! I'll take a look into these!


    All of the above solutions are good, however there are a fair few good power supply tier lists that are good to give you a rough idea of how good a power supply is. Here is my favourite one:
    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/

    Hope this helps!


    all advice helps a ton! thanks~
    Reply to ThatsAnIssue
  7. Hellfire13 said:
    Those lists are pretty good but have some flaws too. Read reviews before purchase.


    yeah ahah i make sure to do that before any purchase
    Reply to ThatsAnIssue
  8. smorizio said:
    a good 650w will be fine. myself i put back the 750w units. it will be overkill but running a larger power supply then needed will keep the unit running silent and cool. look to buy one of the newer digital power supplys. with the newer hardware they can tell/show the end user if there issues of caps or rails going bad.


    yeah, im thinking that getting a bit more like 650W would be a good idea as I intend to upgrade everything other than the gpu (which to be fair will probably use the most power or close to it) so i wont need too much extra power but just to be safe and its always better to spend a bit more to be safe with that :P the 750W I had was always good to me so i can see where youre coming from! kinda hard to think of "upgrading" my power supply by getting something that is maybe lesser or not as good
    Reply to ThatsAnIssue
  9. Although 650w might be a bit of overkill even if you upgrade, should you choose to go that path, make sure you pick from the brands and variants i have listed above or follow the Tier List for loose reference.
    Reply to Hellfire13
  10. Hellfire13 said:
    Although 650w might be a bit of overkill even if you upgrade, should you choose to go that path, make sure you pick from the brands and variants i have listed above or follow the Tier List for loose reference.


    will do, thanks again!
    Reply to ThatsAnIssue
  11. welcome...cheers
    Reply to Hellfire13
  12. Hellfire13 said:
    Those lists are pretty good but have some flaws too. Read reviews before purchase.


    Yep, always. Treat the list like a general guideline.
    Reply to Lehan123456789
Ask a new question Answer

Read More

Power Supplies Graphics Cards Corsair