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850w or 1000w, minimum. Even if you dont use it all, it is always better to have a much greater wattage psu, however brand is very important here, do not cheap out on psus, check tier 1 psus.
Well a 850w PSU in my country is LITERALLY a minimum salary so, no thanks.
 
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Well a 850w PSU in my country is LITERALLY a minimum salary so, no thanks.

Really? Well you have to see how it works best for you, there are good tier 1 650w psus. I guess it might not be wattage the problem, the problem must be tier 1 psus are very expensive because the components they have inside.

For example, https://www.newegg.com/evga-supernova-g3-series-220-g3-0650-y1-650w/p/N82E16817438094

This is a 650w tier 1 psu, look how much it costs, $120. There are 650w psus, not tier 1 that costs $50. I would not even think about buying them.
 
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Good evening, I intend to buy a 3060 TI next year and i got a question.
Will my Corsair VS500 PSU be enought for a ryzen 5 2600 + 3060 TI
And do i need to change my motherboard?
No and No.
Minimum PSU should be 750W Bronze.
 
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850w or 1000w, minimum.
the wattage listed here is so far overkill it almost isn't funny...wow

No and No.
Minimum PSU should be 750W Bronze.
I wouldnt run 500W unit either... that said 750W is surely not the minimum. We covered that a few times here. It depends on the system and overclocking, but hell, a quality 550W unit with both cpu and gpu at stock can have a 3060ti in many cases. I'd say at least 600w for overclocking and adequate headroom. When you start moving to 100W chips, 650W would be considered a minimum.

And do i need to change my motherboard?
Its a budget mobo and chipset, that's for sure. But if its working its working...
 
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Good evening, I intend to buy a 3060 TI next year and i got a question.
Will my Corsair VS500 PSU be enought for a ryzen 5 2600 + 3060 TI

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3060 TI
A320M-S2H
VS500
1 SSD and 1 HDD
2 cooling fans

And do i need to change my motherboard?

Is this trustable?
If you have correctly inserted your proper upcoming spec into the value, then the screenshot of the PSU calculator you posted should be about accurate, so your Corsair 500 Watts PSU should be able to power your PC just fine.
No and No.
Minimum PSU should be 750W Bronze.
850w or 1000w, minimum. Even if you dont use it all, it is always better to have a much greater wattage psu, however brand is very important here, do not cheap out on psus, check tier 1 psus.

Really? Well you have to see how it works best for you, there are good tier 1 650w psus. I guess it might not be wattage the problem, the problem must be tier 1 psus are very expensive because the components they have inside.

For example, https://www.newegg.com/evga-supernova-g3-series-220-g3-0650-y1-650w/p/N82E16817438094

This is a 650w tier 1 psu, look how much it costs, $120. There are 650w psus, not tier 1 that costs $50. I would not even think about buying them.
What the hell is with the unnecessarily high wattage requirement?!? It is not energy efficient & his/her wallet would be emptier than it had to be. And the PSU tier list ain't important either as it is just a guideline.
 
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Really? Well you have to see how it works best for you, there are good tier 1 650w psus. I guess it might not be wattage the problem, the problem must be tier 1 psus are very expensive because the components they have inside.

For example, https://www.newegg.com/evga-supernova-g3-series-220-g3-0650-y1-650w/p/N82E16817438094

This is a 650w tier 1 psu, look how much it costs, $120. There are 650w psus, not tier 1 that costs $50. I would not even think about buying them.
seriously, WTF is a "tier 1" PSU?

And the PSU tier list ain't important either as it is just a guideline

You go onto the JG forum talking about "tier" lists and they will laugh you off the site. It's a fan boy list half the time and the other half is over kill for anyone who actually needs to see a tier list.
 
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seriously, WTF is a "tier 1" PSU?



You go onto the JG forum talking about "tier" lists and they will laugh you off the site. It's a fan boy list half the time and the other half is over kill for anyone who actually needs to see a tier list.
He/she is prolly talking about Linus Tech Tips Forum's PSU Tier List. I see it more as Santa's naughty list... :slap:

 
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So previously i was only considering the 3060 ti because the 3070 is like 200 usd more expensive but now it's only 100usd so like msrp difference. Which one should i go for? I'm playing at 1440p. Do i go for the 3060 ti or just go with the 3070?
 
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So previously i was only considering the 3060 ti because the 3070 is like 200 usd more expensive but now it's only 100usd so like msrp difference. Which one should i go for? I'm playing at 1440p. Do i go for the 3060 ti or just go with the 3070?
Its up to you man. Is the performance difference worth it over the life of the card? Always get the best you can/want to afford.
 

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So previously i was only considering the 3060 ti because the 3070 is like 200 usd more expensive but now it's only 100usd so like msrp difference. Which one should i go for? I'm playing at 1440p. Do i go for the 3060 ti or just go with the 3070?
Obviously, for my take, you should get the 3070 if it's only $100 difference, the performance difference should be somewhat worth it. The TDP between the two is also only 20 Watts difference, so your PSU should be able to handle it. If in doubt about your PSU capability paired with 3070 just use a PSU calculator to make sure. I recommend using OuterVision's PSU Calculator as they are more detailed & more accurate.

 
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He/she is prolly talking about Linus Tech Tips Forum's PSU Tier List. I see it more as Santa's naughty list... :slap:

He seems to have cleaned it up recently (or since last I saw it). He was on the forum a year or two ago and I explained there were way too many tiers with little real world difference to the consumer that would actually use the list.
 
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So in the end i went for the asus tuf gaming rtx 3070. Hopefully i made a good purchase. I purchased the gpu from taiwan because it costs 200 usd less than the gpu in my country which is malaysia. The only downside is that there's no warranty but im willing to take the risk as this seller has good reputation and whether or not the gpu fails on me in the future, we'll see.
 
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So in the end i went for the asus tuf gaming rtx 3070. Hopefully i made a good purchase. I purchased the gpu from taiwan because it costs 200 usd less than the gpu in my country which is malaysia. The only downside is that there's no warranty but im willing to take the risk as this seller has good reputation and whether or not the gpu fails on me in the future, we'll see.
That should be a nice card indeed. How much did you get it for in US dollars?
Trusting a reputable seller is fine and all but there is more to a warranty (or lack thereof). If your GPU does fail in the future, it won't be the seller's fault & maybe that is why it's cheaper. Hopefully your GPU will last a really long time though. Don't take risk such as overclocking, changing cooling, re-applying thermal paste, etc. on your GPU without consulting an expert first.
 
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That should be a nice card indeed. How much did you get it for in US dollars?
Trusting a reputable seller is fine and all but there is more to a warranty (or lack thereof). If your GPU does fail in the future, it won't be the seller's fault & maybe that is why it's cheaper. Hopefully your GPU will last a really long time though. Don't take risk such as overclocking, changing cooling, re-applying thermal paste, etc. on your GPU without consulting an expert first.
No i wont be doing all those. I'm not really a newbie in pc as I'm experienced in overclocking, applying thermal paste etc but i definitely wont be taking the risk. I bought it for 590 usd while in my country it's 790 usd lol. The zotac rtx 3080 is 840 usd in my country so i cant seem to justify going for the 3070 in my country if the 3080 is just 50usd off but i dont have enough budget for 790 usd too. I supposed i'll be taking a gamble.
 
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Hi, a little late, but i am gonna ask it anyway. 10600K (no OC), Z490 Tuf Plus Gaming, 2x8GB Kingston Predator 2933MHz, iCue H100i RGB Pro XT, M.2 250GB Kingston A2000, Samsung EVO 860 1TB, 3x 120mm fans (with LEDs) and a EVGA GQ 650 80+ Gold. Will my PSU be enough for a Zotac 3060 Ti Twin Edge? Thanks!
 

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Hi, a little late, but i am gonna ask it anyway. 10600K (no OC), Z490 Tuf Plus Gaming, 2x8GB Kingston Predator 2933MHz, iCue H100i RGB Pro XT, M.2 250GB Kingston A2000, Samsung EVO 860 1TB, 3x 120mm fans (with LEDs) and a EVGA GQ 650 80+ Gold. Will my PSU be enough for a Zotac 3060 Ti Twin Edge? Thanks!
It will be enough bro, Im using leadex iii 550w with the gaming x trio from msi
 

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Hi, a little late, but i am gonna ask it anyway. 10600K (no OC), Z490 Tuf Plus Gaming, 2x8GB Kingston Predator 2933MHz, iCue H100i RGB Pro XT, M.2 250GB Kingston A2000, Samsung EVO 860 1TB, 3x 120mm fans (with LEDs) and a EVGA GQ 650 80+ Gold. Will my PSU be enough for a Zotac 3060 Ti Twin Edge? Thanks!
Don't worry, it's never too late to ask these kind's of question. And to answer your question: Yes, your EVGA 650 Watts PSU is great enough for 3060 Ti. You have nothing to worry about in your PSU department... Unless it's over 8 years old.
PSU power efficiency drops over several years, so if your PSU is for example over 10 years old, a 650 Watts could have the equivalent power rating as a 450 Watts PSU or worse. But this is just a general example. It all depends on the tech & circuitry component inside a PSU.
 
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Don't worry, it's never too late to ask these kind's of question. And to answer your question: Yes, your EVGA 650 Watts PSU is great enough for 3060 Ti. You have nothing to worry about in your PSU department... Unless it's over 8 years old.
PSU power efficiency drops over several years, so if your PSU is for example over 10 years old, a 650 Watts could have the equivalent power rating as a 450 Watts PSU or worse. But this is just a general example. It all depends on the tech & circuitry component inside a PSU.
It's brand new. Here, in Argentina, it's VERY difficult to find a decent PSU at a reasonable price. Thanks for your explanation and time! :)
 
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It's brand new. Here, in Argentina, it's VERY difficult to find a decent PSU at a reasonable price. Thanks for your explanation and time! :)
No problem. TechPowerUp community is always happy to help where they can.
If it's brand new, then you will unlikely have PSU issue for a very long time. Just so you know, your PSU should also be able to power RTX 3080 if you decide to upgrade into that or something equivalent in the future. But the fan noise on the PSU will be louder if that is a problem for you.
 
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No problem. TechPowerUp community is always happy to help where they can.
If it's brand new, then you will unlikely have PSU issue for a very long time. Just so you know, your PSU should also be able to power RTX 3080 if you decide to upgrade into that or something equivalent in the future. But the fan noise on the PSU will be louder if that is a problem for you.
The 3080, here, is too expensive. I can barely afford the 3060 Ti, haha! Thanks again!

It will be enough bro, Im using leadex iii 550w with the gaming x trio from msi
Thanks for your answer! :)
 
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Would it be a waste of money to get a 850W PSU?
Not if it is a good quality PSU with a good warranty period.
That will give you plenty of Power for future GPU's.
My PSU has a10 year warranty so I will be using it through at least one GPU upgrade and possibly 2 GPU upgrades.
 
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Would it be a waste of money to get a 850W PSU?
Yes. You can easily have a good quality PSU with a good warranty period and has plenty of power for future GPUs... 650W is fine and will handle any single mainstream CPU and this GPU including overclocking and allowing for plenty of headroom for other items and upgrades. I run a 3080 Strix with a 10980XE overclocked to 4.5 GHz on a 750W PSU. Surely you can run a 3060 Ti and [name CPU here] with 650W. This will put some more money in your pocket and still accomplish your goals.
 
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