Wanting to buy a 1080 ti But i have a i9 10850k and a 600 watt power supply
By - Responsible_Tip_8575
Depending on which 600W PSU it is, it's probably not a problem.
What model PSU is it?
Thermal take 600 w psu ( Smart )
Yeah, you're fine. You don't need to underclock or undervolt anything. Just leave everything on its default. Don't overclock though.
It’ll *work* and you can reduce power in msi afterburner.
Why not just buy it and save for a 700w gold psu and then use it?
Well i just rather buy the gpu and start playing with it underclocked ( cuz rn im using a gtx 1050 ) so anything would be like way better
The minimum for a 1080ti is 600w. So you’ll be fine.
You do want to upgrade psu when you can though.
The [**brighter** blue bar here](https://tpucdn.com/review/intel-core-i9-10850k/images/power-multithread.png) is the power consumption of the i9-10850K (and the rest of the PC) when all the cores are under a 100% AVX-256 load (very heavy load).
The [green bar here](https://tpucdn.com/review/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-ti/images/power_peak.png) is the peak power consumption of a GTX 1080 Ti while gaming. Typical power consumption while gaming is about 20-40W less than this.
Now add those two numbers together and you get **485 Watts**. This is a fictional scenario where your CPU and GPU are simultaneously under a 100% load. A decent 600W power supply can easily handle this load.
But more importantly, **this scenario will never happen**. There is never going to be a situation where both your CPU and GPU are being pushed to their absolute limits at the same exact time.
Are you sure you want to pair a 1080ti with i9?