TechSpot PC Buying Guide: Late 2021


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When I upgraded to a rtx 3080 I also upgraded my PSU from a evga Gold 750w to a evga Gold 850w based on Nvidia's suggestion of a minimum of 750w.This article seems to be going along with the conventional wisdom of whats reasonable to use, and is recommending a couple of different 850w's.So I thought I would follow nvidia's advise and play it safe having more head room by going with the 850w. Then it was pointed out to me that there was a PSU calculator on neweggs website and it calculated that I was using around 600w. I Wish I would have known that before I bought a new PSU.


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I cannot find the category for my 6000 dollars computer. If someone has some opinion, let me know.
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