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1000-1200 watt PSU for at Ryzen 3950X build. What can you recommend?

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Most people has properly seen by now that i am planning to move away from X58 and on to a Ryzen 9 3950X build (in fact i have just put in a order for this CPU, so i am sure to get it before it´s potentially sold out just as 3900X whas for a long time) and my old PSU is over 10 years and still working perfect but i dont think it´s a wise dession to reuse such an old PSU in a new build. So i am gonna need a new one, i am just not much into what is hot and what is to avoid today when it comes to PSU. My old PSU is a Thermaltake Toughpower 1500 watt.

So what can people recommend in the 1000-1200 watt area of PSU?

In gennerel i want this from a PSU:
Silent and 140 MM fan or around that size.
Reliable so no cheap garbage please, i have my builds for a long time.
RGB fan is not a must throw, but is alright if the PSU have it as long the RGB can be turned on and off.
I prefer the PSU is black as i am trying to hold my build in a black theme.
Maybe I shut also point out that I do overclock my system as that will raise power consumption as well. CPU and GPU will be overclock.

The PSU will be powering this system for now.
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Anything PSU wise that has high efficiency. You don't need 1.2kw, the 1kw will be closer to ideal. Heck 850-900w is closer to being utilized more evenly if you add the wattage it doesn't add up to much. I'm running a 3900x, TXP, full loop, with 8 HDs, 2 m.2, 8 Ap15s and max usage is not very high. Last I checked power draw off my UPS was 650w. I'll double check but it ain't much. My x79 setup now that thing sucked wattage like it was the end of the world.

Here, just ran this. 3900x is clocked at 4.5-4.3ghz per CCX overclocking. Max draw was 600w from mah UPS.

 
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check out the PSU list in my signature for a good model and go from there with how big you want.

i agree that 850-1k is enough
 
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For me If I had the money and of need of a monstrous PSU Id go with a AX1200i 80Plus Platinum. The (i) means its a full digital PSU and you can monitor everything by software (Corsair link and HWiNFO for example)
Custom fan curve... stop fan, what ever you like.
Corsair PSU.png


But I dont get it... Over 1+k is a huge overkill as said for a desktop system. I agree on the 850~1000W max.
Still suggesting the AXi series from Corsair (750~1600W). The HXi is lower tier but still awesome. As shown I have the 750W
 
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If cost isn't an issues I'd go with this or the 850w model


Or


If budget is a concern I would go with this or the 1000w variant.

 
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850W would do just fine for this system, but if you later go with a more power hungry GPU and you want to OC the crap out of everything, then 1000~1200W. But anything above that dont make any sense.
And AIOs (closed loop) are quiet nice. Im using one from Corsair also. But to get something that would make a real difference you must go 100++$$.
 
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Anything PSU wise that has high efficiency. You don't need 1.2kw, the 1kw will be closer to ideal. Heck 850-900w is closer to being utilized more evenly if you add the wattage it doesn't add up to much. I'm running a 3900x, TXP, full loop, with 8 HDs, 2 m.2, 8 Ap15s and max usage is not very high. Last I checked power draw off my UPS was 650w. I'll double check but it ain't much. My x79 setup now that thing sucked wattage like it was the end of the world.

Alright 1000 watt it is then with a platinium/titanium rate. i will not go lower than that as i also want some headroom for future upgrades like a even more power hungry GPU.

check out the PSU list in my signature for a good model and go from there with how big you want.

i agree that 850-1k is enough

I will give that list a look. thanks.

For me If I had the money and of need of a monstrous PSU Id go with a AX1200i 80Plus Platinum. The (i) means its a full digital PSU and you can monitor everything by software (Corsair link and HWiNFO for example)
Custom fan curve... stop fan, what ever you like.
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But I dont get it... Over 1+k is a huge overkill as said for a desktop system. I agree on the 850~1000W max.
Still suggesting the AXi series from Corsair (750~1600W). The HXi is lower tier but still awesome. As shown I have the 750W

Are Corsair PSU gettings better? I ask because not many years ago, i saw corsair PSU had a tendens to malfuntion?

The Digital monitoring option, i like that but its not like i really need it.

I see no point paying a fortune for a PSU, but it is not a good idea either buying cheap crap. I learned that the hard way years back.

I think a good buget for a PSU in the wattage i want is around the 300 USD mark or will other dissagreed with that?

If cost isn't an issues I'd go with this or the 850w model


Or


If budget is a concern I would go with this or the 1000w variant.


In the cost range, i am thinking in the 300 USD area for a PSU. if any thing, i will take a look at the 1000 watt suggestion.
 
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Just so you know, AMD desktop cpus are not power hungry, 3950x included. You want to look at Threadripper 2/3 and overriding limits to get it to draw 500w-600w territory (with the 32 core 2990wx).
 
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850W would do just fine for this system, but if you later go with a more power hungry GPU and you want to OC the crap out of everything, then 1000~1200W. But anything above that dont make any sense.
And AIOs (closed loop) are quiet nice. Im using one from Corsair also. But to get something that would make a real difference you must go 100++$$.

I will go for 1000 watt as i am overclocking CPU as well as GPU and i also want to have enough juice for later upgrades and as you say your self a potential more power hungry GPU as i will properly replace my GTX 1080 TI when Nvidia comes out with there RTX 3000 series cards.

I will only go for an AIO if i apselutely have no other choise. I have al ways been using air coolers and have been pleased with that. Also with an AIO, i will be replacing it at least once in my builds life time as what i have seen an AIO works for 3-5 years and then have to replaced because of pump failure, cooling fluid has been to low or cooling head has clog up from dirt.
 

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I've been happy with my 1000w Seasonic 80+ Platinum. I've used Seasonic in 3 separate builds (two were for other people,) and none of them have had an issue. I'd totally recommend the brand to anyone looking for a decent PSU.
 
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Just so you know, AMD desktop cpus are not power hungry, 3950x included. You want to look at Threadripper 2/3 and overriding limits to get it to draw 500w-600w territory.

I know Ryzen 3000 is more power efficient than Intels 14 Nm chips, but with 16 core all overclock i will be dam if the CPU dont use up to around 300 watt alone depending on the level of core clock. But there also needs to be taken acount for GPU power draw and with overclock my GTX 1080 TI can take down up to 300 watt alone or that what the power target can be raised to as max for my particular card.
 
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Are Corsair PSU gettings better? I ask because not many years ago, i saw corsair PSU had a tendens to malfuntion?

The Digital monitoring option, i like that but its not like i really need it.

I see no point paying a fortune for a PSU, but it is not a good idea either buying cheap crap. I learned that the hard way years back.
Another times... And not all series from corsair is the best. But AXi/HXi for high end is among the top if not the top.
Check reviews... a lot of them.

AX1200i 302$ If you can find the 1000version for less...
 
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I've been happy with my 1000w Seasonic 80+ Platinum. I've used Seasonic in 3 separate builds (two were for other people,) and none of them have had an issue. I'd totally recommend the brand to anyone looking for a decent PSU.

Now that´s an answer i can use to something. Some one that has exsperience with more PSU from the same company is very useful as that gives an idea of fail rate. So Seasonic might be worfh a look. I have not heard any good from them but neither any thing bad. Thanks very use full.

Another times... And not all series from corsair is the best. But AXi/HXi for high end is among the top if not the top.
Check reviews... a lot of them.

AX1200i 302$ If you can find the 1000version for less...

Al right good to hear that Corsair high class PSU is good. That´s a good price and its black. Will take a closer look at it then.

Oh by the way, Does any one know how Thermaltakes PSU are today as i have been very pleased with the one i have now?
 
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Well I've seen also a bunch of HXi running 3 years straight 24/7 (miners) with no hiccups once, loaded at 65%. No voltage drops not nothing... Still running.
Calculate that hours at 6 hours daily usage... and not 24/7. Thats over 10years with 65% constant load. Thats a test...
 
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If you're going to get into the details, check johnnygurus site reviews. That said, I've been copacetic with evga, seasonic, and corsair.

 
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I have the Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W and it's served me well. I don't fully utilize it 100% but it's nice to have extra just in case I would need it in the future. I bought the PSU thinking I'd hang on to it for a LONG time through multiple builds.
 

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Well I've seen also a bunch of HXi running 3 years straight 24/7 (miners) with no hiccups once, loaded at 65%. No voltage drops not nothing... Still running.
Calculate that hours at 6 hours daily usage... and not 24/7. Thats over 10years with 65% constant load. Thats a test...

Indeed that is a proper test and state ment on reliabillity.

If you're going to get into the details, check johnnygurus site reviews. That said, I've been copacetic with evga, seasonic, and corsair.


Will take a look later.

I have the Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W and it's served me well. I don't fully utilize it 100% but it's nice to have extra just in case I would need it in the future. I bought the PSU thinking I'd hang on to it for a LONG time through multiple builds.
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium for sure.

It seems so far its Corsair and Seasonic people are most fund of. That begins to show me that its Corsair or seasonic i shut put my money in for the next PSU.
 
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That's some serious heat output on this thread. Reminds me of my old quad GPU setups on x58 back day. Still using my old single rail EVGA G2 1200 today, but barely needs to go over 600w these days... :(

Would heat a few rooms at full output.
 

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I would also drop the corsair and crucial drives for an Intel Optane 905p or a 970 evo plus.
 

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Now that´s an answer i can use to something. Some one that has exsperience with more PSU from the same company is very useful as that gives an idea of fail rate. So Seasonic might be worfh a look. I have not heard any good from them but neither any thing bad. Thanks very use full.
FWIW, the 1000w in my machine had an 8 year warranty. It will be up in around March for me (I can't believe I've had it this long now.) I think the 1000w Titanium has a 12 year warranty as well, so that's something to consider.
 

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For me If I had the money and of need of a monstrous PSU Id go with a AX1200i 80Plus Platinum. The (i) means its a full digital PSU and you can monitor everything by software (Corsair link and HWiNFO for example)
Custom fan curve... stop fan, what ever you like.
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But I dont get it... Over 1+k is a huge overkill as said for a desktop system. I agree on the 850~1000W max.
Still suggesting the AXi series from Corsair (750~1600W). The HXi is lower tier but still awesome. As shown I have the 750W

Personally I can't rate the Corsair models even the AXi units highly at all. All of the models I had died and to be honest where junk in comparision to the previous AX model range, that I may add I have 2 1200w units still working flawlessly..
Over the years I have drawn away from Corsair and I have been buying EVGA model units. Some have been the smaller 650w G+ models up to the T2 1600w unit. So far, I've had nothing but a simple and easy ownership of each of them.. They just work much like my AX units still do.. Very happy with them :)

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I'd always suggest going a little higher than you need with a PSU, simply because of the efficiencies they suggest 50% etc, but as you've already mentioned some headroom in case you change setups and need some extra power..
Definitely a solid thumbs up from me from EVGA and a thumbs down from Corsair. I hear nothing but good about Seasonic as well. JonnyGuru is also the place to visit when you want PSU advise I think. Personally, I feel it's the only place to visit :)
 
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That's some serious heat output on this thread. Reminds me of my old quad GPU setups on x58 back day. Still using my old single rail EVGA G2 1200 today, but barely needs to go over 600w these days... :(

Would heat a few rooms at full output.

Haha tell me about it. Had GTX 285 in triple SLI on X58 back in 2009 hence why i also have a 1500 watt PSU now. These cards had a TDP of 204 watt stock per card + overclock = the cards alone would consume around 700-800 watt. These suckers cut heat a room as well for sure.

I would also drop the corsair and crucial drives for an Intel Optane 905p or a 970 evo plus.

I can not see why i shut chose the intel SSD, that thing is hugely exspensive and 970 EVO is not a PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD. If it had been Samsung 980 EVO that hopefully is a PCIe gen 4 SSD when they comes out, then sure i had gladly taken the samsung SSD as i prefer Samsung or Crucial SSD, but Samsung has yet to come with a PCIe gen 4 SSD.

FWIW, the 1000w in my machine had an 8 year warranty. It will be up in around March for me (I can't believe I've had it this long now.) I think the 1000w Titanium has a 12 year warranty as well, so that's something to consider.

If it has 12 years warrenty, that very good indeed.
 
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Perhaps a bit OT, but for the people here saying "1KW is enough" - this build will never exceed 500W unless the OP is running some seriously unsafe OCs. Even with a bunch of drives and fans a 3950X and a single 1080Ti is unlikely to top 450W in real-world use. Saying a 1000W PSU is "enough" for that is... a bit silly. 750W would likely be fine both for noise and longevity. 850W will be plenty. 1000W is overkill. 1200W is stupid.
 
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I have taken a look at seasonic PSU and there Seasonic Prime Ultra Platinum 1000 watt and not titanium looks pretty good hornestly. It´s black, has 12 year warranty and i am considering this one as it is prices lower than the titanium one. From where i buy PSU the Platinum is nearly 100 USD cheaper than the Titanium both 1000 watts. Would you guys still say its worth paying 100 YSD more to get a titanium rated PSU?
 
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