Which power supply do you need?

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Poster: Morten
Article ID: 481
Posted: Fri 29 Jan 2016
Approved: Yes

QUESTION
Which power supply do you need?

ANSWER
Inferior power supplies may cause your PC to spontaneously reboot if they can't cope with sudden spikes in demand while you're using Lumion (and in other demanding 3D applications).

For that reason, we strongly recommend using a power supply from a reputable manufacturer such as Corsair, Super Flower, EVGA or Seasonic.

The power supply should ideally be marked as Gold-rated 80+ which means that it is very efficient and can maintain a steady current in spite of fluctuating demand.

Examples of good power supplies:
  • Bitfenix Whisper M Series 750W "80 Plus Gold"
  • XFX XTR Series 750W "80 Plus Gold"
  • Super Flower Leadex GOLD 750W "80 Plus Gold"
  • EVGA SuperNova G2 750W "80 Plus Gold"
  • Corsair RM Series RM750X 750W "80 Plus Gold"
  • Corsair RM1000i 1000W "80 Plus Gold"
  • Super Flower Leadex Platinum 750W "80 Plus Platinum"
  • EVGA Supernova P2 750W "80 Plus Platinum"


Regarding the Wattage of the power supply, this will depend on the graphics card and how many components, harddrives etc your PC has.

Please click here to look up the minimum required Wattage if you have an Nvidia graphics card.
Please click here to look up the minimum required Wattage if you have an AMD graphics card.

We recommend adding about 150 Watt on top of the Nvidia/AMD recommendation to be on the safe side.

NOTE FOR DELL & HP OWNERS: Some power supplies in Dell and HP computers are known to cause instant reboots when you start rendering. A number of those users reported that the reboots stopped occurring after they replaced the Dell/HP power supplies with power supplies from reputable manufacturers (80+ gold-rated).



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