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L3OUGH 14 days ago

Hi All,

I currently use a EVGA SuperNova G2 650W PSU in my rig, it's upgrade time however I've been told I should consider upgrading my current PSU to be sure it can handle the new hardware. However when I've looked online PSU calculators all tend to say I'd be absolutely fine with current one. I was hoping not to change my PSU, as it's not that old. Any advice please?

Current rig: i5 4670k @ 4.0GHz Corsair Hyrdro H100i 16GB DDR3 MSI GTX970 2x SSDs 2x 1TB HDDs NZXT Hue+ EVGA SuperNova G2 650W PSU

What I want it to be: i7 9700k @ 5.0GHz Corsair H100x 16GB DDR4 MSI RTX2070 2x SSDs 2x 1TB HDDs NZXT Hue+ EVGA SuperNova G2 650W PSU

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Radox-0 5 Builds 2 points 14 days ago

That PSU will be more then capable. You will usually be topping out around 350 - 400w under load with an OC on both parts (in typical gaming load) a bit more on synthetics.

PSU is solid in quality overall, will be no probs.

mark5916 2 points 14 days ago

I currently use a EVGA SuperNova G2 650W PSU in my rig, it's upgrade time however I've been told I should consider upgrading my current PSU to be sure it can handle the new hardware.

You don't need to.

650 watt are more than enough. Even a 550Watt PSU would work perfectly.

https://imgur.com/AkP15Jp

Rin_Itoh 1 point 14 days ago

You should be fine. Most people recommend upgrading the PSU when you do upgrades so that you aren't using an old PSU with new hardware. Your PSU is not terribly old so you should be fine.

fellway 1 point 14 days ago

The only reason you might consider getting a new PSU is if you've been using it over 7 years. After 7 you're out of warranty period, but until then it'll almost certainly be more than fine. It's still a top notch supply.