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Old 01-25-2020, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Corsair Notepad View Post
If you are ever adding more devices to your system that require additional PCIe power connections beyond what has been discussed then it would be necessary to upgrade to a much higher wattage PSU as you would be exceeding the limits of the AX1000 at that point anyway.
My RX 480 was sold as 150W TDP but monitoring the card shows it can be as high as 225W when pushed to the wall gaming. This is why I use Corsair which does not brown out when the video card wants more juice.

The RTX 2080 Ti is more of a power pig and it uses dual 8-pin cables so it needs the extra amps in the PSU. Again, Corsair has enough current to cope.

The overlooked boost feature of the CPU and GPU can increase power demands which is all the more reason for a large capacity PSU.

Me and the OP both have 1000W capacity. The HX1200i is available, if needed, but my HX1000i can handle dual video cards fine.
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