I could use some opinions on power supplies. In preparation for a 7900XTX upgrade I need a new power supply. My current one is a 750w RM750 which is around 8 years old. I’m hoping whatever power supply I get can last me two system upgrades (8-10 years).
Do I go with a Corsair RM1000X as a stopgap solution knowing I may need to buy another PSU when I rebuild in 4-5 years
Go Corsair HX1000i as a good platinum PSU but lacks PCIe 5/ATX 3.0 compatibility so I may need adapters on the next system build in 4-5 years
Buy an MSI MPG A1000G PCIE 5 which has all of the connectors I need plus PCIe 5/ATX 3.0. Downside is its 80+ Gold and I’m unfamiliar with MSI PSUs. It says Japanese caps so it should be fine quality wise.
Part of the reason I chose these ones is I can buy them all locally.
Something that may throw a wrench in all of this is if the 16-pin spec changes due to the melting issues from people not plugging it in properly.
Thanks everyone. I’ll probably end up getting the HX1000i.
I wanted to think long term since this is something that I’d like to last 8-10 years. Its just a bummer that the new PSUs with 16 pin plugs aren’t out yet. Always kinda feels bad buying something just before the new stuff comes out. I’ll see what adapter cables are required when I eventually need an upgrade from the 7900XTX