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Overpowered PSU is not required: a case of RTX 3080 + OC'ed 10900K

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TLDR: a quality 650W PSU is more than enough. If you are not a mad OC'er, even a 600W PSU could be perfectly sufficient.

 

wolf

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System Name MightyX 3000
Processor Ryzen 7 3700X 1usmus
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi
Cooling Noctua NH-L12
Memory 32GB DDR4 3600 CL16
Video Card(s) Asus TUF RTX3080 OC/UV/Deshrouded
Storage Samsung 970 Evo m.2 NVME
Display(s) 21:9 3440x1440 144hz 1500R VA
Case Coolermaster NR200P w/lots o'Noctua
Power Supply Corsair SF600 Gold
Mouse Zowie EC1-A
Keyboard Razer Blackwidow X Chroma
FWIW I use the SF600 Gold with my RTX3080 and Ryzen 3700X (specs shown in full on this forum), and I've not seen my entire box pull in excess of 470W from the wall.

And that's raising power limit to 117% and aggressively overclocking to max stable (which happens to be higher than stock frequency but lower volts) which has the card by itself (MSI AB can monitor card draw) pulling 320-340w in 4k timespy extreme with peaks touching 360w. That (and Quake RTX) is what I'd call extreme scenario's and most heavy games at 3440x1440 pull well under 300w.

EDIT: to be clear, if I was speccing a PSU for this build I think it'd be a 750w just for the extra headroom, but the results speak for themselves.
 
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