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[Newegg] Seasonic FOCUS GM-550, 550W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular 85$ + ship

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[Newegg] Seasonic FOCUS GM-550, 550W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular 85$ + ship

Warm deal. 650 and 750W also on sale
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When new graphics cards can peak a system over 1000watts 550 seems a little underpowered these days.

Although props go to Seasonic for reputation for good psu.
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Oct 17, 2005
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I paid $95 + $7.99 shipping last month and thought it was an ok deal. I needed to replace a 13 year old Antec Earthwatts 380W

$10 cheaper now for a solid PSU with 7 year warranty.... OP gets my up vote
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Mar 20, 2016
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sirxterminator wrote: When new graphics cards can peak a system over 1000watts 550 seems a little underpowered these days.

Although props go to Seasonic for reputation for good psu.
https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/g ... iew,7.html
3090 is 364W peak.
Recommended system power from them, 750W, which is $115 from OP.

"GeForce RTX 3070 - On your average system we recommend a 550 Watt power supply unit."
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sirxterminator wrote: When new graphics cards can peak a system over 1000watts 550 seems a little underpowered these days.

Although props go to Seasonic for reputation for good psu.
What graphics card has ever peaked at 1000 watts?
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jpwkr1 wrote: https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/g ... iew,7.html
3090 is 364W peak.
Recommended system power from them, 750W, which is $115 from OP.

"GeForce RTX 3070 - On your average system we recommend a 550 Watt power supply unit."
I'm running 3070 with r5 3600(oc) on a 500w psu. I have no issues at all.

Some people are paying for more wattage than necessary.
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sirxterminator wrote: When new graphics cards can peak a system over 1000watts 550 seems a little underpowered these days.
Sounds like you’re getting FOMO’d by bigger numbers. The most ridiculous setups will rarely need more than 750. 550-650 is beyond enough for your average enthusiast.
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in his defense:

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I wouldn't call a Ryzen 5 + 3080 a "ridiculous setup"
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JustinZ wrote: in his defense:

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I wouldn't call a Ryzen 5 + 3080 a "ridiculous setup"
Humm, look like the max GPU I can go for is gtx 3060 with my 430W Seasonic bronze
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These are pretty good deals on Seasonic power supplies, they rarely go majorly on sale.
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JustinZ wrote: in his defense:

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I wouldn't call a Ryzen 5 + 3080 a "ridiculous setup"
What a joke. This chart looks like it was made by the PSU sales industry. I have an i7, a 2080, 8 hard drives plus a random assortment of other peripheral cards on a 550w without issue.
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Yeah a threadripper (280w peak) and 3090 (360w peak) is still far under 1000w and no gamer or regular consumer in their right mind would spend the money on those. ( $5k CPU and $3k GPU [looks like prices are going up])

Maybe a serious professional production work rig using these components might need 1000w.
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Jun 1, 2007
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The 750 is a great deal at $115 + tax, if budget allows I would definitely go for that for headroom. 850W for $144.99 + tax is not bad. Shipping is $8 for any of them but doesn't kill the deal imo.

That said if it will always ever be for a simple system, 550W is sufficient for a great deal of them (including some entry level gaming PCs as well) especially when it's a solid Gold rated one.

Good deal OP.
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Apr 7, 2010
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Got it price matched at memory express + 10% off the difference picked up
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I could use a deal on a 1200W for my new hobby
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I paid $100 plus $8 shipping for this at the end of October. Calling this a "warm deal" is a disservice.
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sirxterminator wrote: When new graphics cards can peak a system over 1000watts 550 seems a little underpowered these days.

Although props go to Seasonic for reputation for good psu.
If you are running enough video card/cpu to peak over 1000 watts, you can afford a ridiculous power supply.

550 is still good for a number of systems.
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nevyn1234 wrote: If you are running enough video card/cpu to peak over 1000 watts, you can afford a ridiculous power supply.

550 is still good for a number of systems.
This. If you're running a more expensive rig, the power supply would not be an issue because you'd be budgeting for that as well

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