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Old 06-08-2017, 06:02 AM   #1
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I'm looking to buy the 'Corsair RMx Series RM1000X' PSU.

I have an ASRock 990FX Extreme 3 motherboard.

Will this be okay? The only reason I ask is because the motherboard manual states it has a 'ATX 12v (ATX12V1)' power connector.

A quick response would be much appreciated!
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Yes, they are compatible.

By the way, do you already own that motherboard or are you planning on buying it?
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Thanks AMD.

It's one I already have. Why's that? I'm assuming you'd be recommending a different one if I was buying.. for which reason might I ask?
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any 'ATX' power supply is compatible with any 'ATX' (or MicroATX) motherboard

You may also see 'SFX' power supplies, these are small form factor physically but will still work with an ATX or ITX motherboard 99% of the time.

Depends what you're doing obviously, but unless you're operating a massive overclock and a top-end GPU or SLI/Crossfire you can probably save some money with a lower wattage variant of the same PSU. 650-750W of Corsair 80PLUS gold power is fine for 80% of systems.
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Thanks AMD.

It's one I already have. Why's that? I'm assuming you'd be recommending a different one if I was buying.. for which reason might I ask?
Basically because the platform is outdated, not because it's a bad motherboard, on the contrary, it's a really good one, but AM3+ is too old to be investing in it today. If you already have an AM3+ setup then it's perfect.

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Depends what you're doing obviously, but unless you're operating a massive overclock and a top-end GPU or SLI/Crossfire you can probably save some money with a lower wattage variant of the same PSU. 650-750W of Corsair 80PLUS gold power is fine for 80% of systems.
That. I forgot to ask.
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On that^ note, benchmarks have shown that the FX8xxx CPUs are really not competitive anymore since the launch of Ryzen 5. The 8350 benches so far below even the R5-1500X in most workloads it's not really even worth considering buying one now.
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Thanks for the input guys.

My main reason for getting it is because I'm running 2 x 290Xs in Crossfire.. which I've been told probably has limited it's performance potential by quite a bit as they're currently running on a 10 year old or so 600/650W PSU.

Plus.. if I upgrade further components in future I know I've already invested in a good PSU so I needn't worry about it in future as I can use for the next build!

What do you guys think?

PS I have an FX8350 Black Edition.. so I can look to overclocker her now!
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Thanks for the input guys.

My main reason for getting it is because I'm running 2 x 290Xs in Crossfire.. which I've been told probably has limited it's performance potential by quite a bit as they're currently running on a 10 year old or so 600/650W PSU.

Plus.. if I upgrade further components in future I know I've already invested in a good PSU so I needn't worry about it in future as I can use for the next build!

What do you guys think?

PS I have an FX8350 Black Edition.. so I can look to overclocker her now!
Overclocking depends on your cooler and motherboard too. You motherboard is good though.

Give us a list of all your components.
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Overclocking depends on your cooler and motherboard too. You motherboard is good though.

Give us a list of all your components.
I can't remember the CPU cooler off the top of my head.. but it's a very popular one used for over clocking I know for sure.

8gb Dual Channel DDR3 (Corsair)
1 x SSD Samsung 840 EVO 120gb
2 x SATA Hard Drives (500gb & 300gb)
2 x 1200RPM 120mm intake fans
1 x 3000RPM (or more?) 120mm output fan
FX8350 Black Edition currently @4.2GHz
2x 290Xs Crossfire
990FX Extreme 3 motherboard

But overall I feel the PSU would benefit the system and can certainly be used for a future upgrade?

Edit: my current PSU is a Corsair TX650
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I can't remember the CPU cooler off the top of my head.. but it's a very popular one used for over clocking I know for sure.

8gb Dual Channel DDR3 (Corsair)
1 x SSD Samsung 840 EVO 120gb
2 x SATA Hard Drives (500gb & 300gb)
2 x 1200RPM 120mm intake fans
1 x 3000RPM (or more?) 120mm output fan
FX8350 Black Edition currently @4.2GHz
2x 290Xs Crossfire
990FX Extreme 3 motherboard

But overall I feel the PSU would benefit the system and can certainly be used for a future upgrade?

Edit: my current PSU is a Corsair TX650
Huh...

400W for the cards, 150W for the 8350 (overclocked), 50W the motherboard, plus RAM, drives, fans... That should be around 700W... I think you can get away with a 800W-850W PSU. Getting a higher quality, lower wattage PSU is the best choice, if you agree that it would be enough.
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Huh...

400W for the cards, 150W for the 8350 (overclocked), 50W the motherboard, plus RAM, drives, fans... That should be around 700W... I think you can get away with a 800W-850W PSU. Getting a higher quality, lower wattage PSU is the best choice, if you agree that it would be enough.
I was reading various websites, reviews and even user experiences that they say the cards together can easily want between 600-800W.

Either way, if it is an overkill.. like I say, it's an investment really for any future build I may upgrade to as it should be ample power for a single high end graphics card!
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I was reading various websites, reviews and even user experiences that they say the cards together can easily want between 600-800W.

Either way, if it is an overkill.. like I say, it's an investment really for any future build I may upgrade to as it should be ample power for a single high end graphics card!
800w for just the cards? That's ridiculous. 600w is more realistic. Peak values could be a little under 300w... I'm not sure honestly. What kind of monitor do you have?
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800w for just the cards? That's ridiculous. 600w is more realistic. Peak values could be a little under 300w... I'm not sure honestly. What kind of monitor do you have?
It's a 26" Samsung.. but hey.. I can do power readings and let you know! Just going by what else has been said. But like I say.. it's kind of future proof anyway
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It's a 26" Samsung.. but hey.. I can do power readings and let you know! Just going by what else has been said. But like I say.. it's kind of future proof anyway
Not really. If you ever change those GPUs , you are probably not going to get two, and certainly not something that uses that much power.

When I asked about the monitor I meant resolution. Is it 1080p? 4k?
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Actually I may very well get 2.. or perhaps even 3, who knows? Maybe I'll get 2 x 4k monitors. I like the fact it provides ample room for a wide variety of upgrades. I'd prefer to spend the initial money now and have the room.. as opposed to getting an 800w and then finding out I get 2 much great Gpu's down plus more and find I would require more power. I realise it may be more than enough now.. but it's future proof.
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If you do get another GPU, you should sell the 290s and get something newer. Adding more would not be smart. Too much heat and power, for not a lot of improvement. Most games can't even use 2 cards.
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If you do get another GPU, you should sell the 290s and get something newer. Adding more would not be smart. Too much heat and power, for not a lot of improvement. Most games can't even use 2 cards.
Noted. I would indeed sell them both!

Appreciate all the feedback however, many thanks.
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Ooft honestly if you're planning on running dual cards (especially dual older AMD cards!) I'd recommend a strong 80PLUS Gold or better PSU with a minimum of 800W. I'd probably in this case go with the one you originally linked, like you say it'll do you proud for a while even if you decide to pick up dual Titans and a 6950X sometime...
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Ooft honestly if you're planning on running dual cards (especially dual older AMD cards!) I'd recommend a strong 80PLUS Gold or better PSU with a minimum of 800W. I'd probably in this case go with the one you originally linked, like you say it'll do you proud for a while even if you decide to pick up dual Titans and a 6950X sometime...
That's my thinking. I need a PSU upgrade for sure, why not go with one with 10 year warranty which has space for further upgrades (which is likely).. I actually settled on a Corsair 1000W Platinum in the end..

This PSU is for the purposes of fulfilling my current setup with an easy fit in to my next set up essentially!
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What I would like to point out, that you seem to be ignoring, is that newer components don't necessarily mean more power. On the contrary. If you look at Intel CPUs, they have done nothing but reduce the power consumption and increase the performance.
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