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April 24, 2013 7:56:04 PM

Can my 600w psu handle a over clocked fx 8350 @5ghz and a slightly overclocked hd7950

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April 24, 2013 8:09:01 PM

Your good, says 500w minimum
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April 24, 2013 8:15:26 PM

Make and model?
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April 24, 2013 8:17:39 PM

you 'should' be okay. However what kind of power supply is it?
For a OC/gaming rig I would go with an 80+ Bronze or better power supply and make sure its a good brand. I trust Seasonic and Corsair they alway deliver for me. I have heard good things about antec.

I would use this power supply calculator then check back of your power supply. Make sure the 12v rail will supply atleast that maybe some more. the one thing you don't want to happen is the power supply not provide enough energy and damaging parts or worse becoming a fire hazard.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

Source: personal experience, http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/324368-28-computer-po...
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April 24, 2013 9:49:27 PM

Ok so the bad news is that the TR2 is one of the worst power supplies on the market. Thermaltake sells great cases and coolers....power supplies, well not so much.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

The TR2 has very high ripple and noise that can make a computer unstable especially when overclocked. It can also even damage your graphics card and motherboard. The only thing it has going for it is that the TR2 line can generally supply it's rated wattage even if the power is dirty.

I would not trust it. I certainly would not try and overclock with it. My best advice to you is to replace it with something good ASAP.
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April 24, 2013 11:47:16 PM

I bought the same exact model for my FX8320/Nvidia 550 Ti.
It is loud, not efficient, and will probably not provide the wattage it says.
get something from Corsair. I replaced my TR2 with a Corsair CX500. Works great!
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April 25, 2013 3:55:41 AM

anort3 said:
Ok so the bad news is that the TR2 is one of the worst power supplies on the market. Thermaltake sells great cases and coolers....power supplies, well not so much.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

The TR2 has very high ripple and noise that can make a computer unstable especially when overclocked. It can also even damage your graphics card and motherboard. The only thing it has going for it is that the TR2 line can generally supply it's rated wattage even if the power is dirty.

I would not trust it. I certainly would not try and overclock with it. My best advice to you is to replace it with something good ASAP.


Okay than. Can you find a 600w psu that you would recommend for about 60 bucks. Thanks :D 
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a c 261 ) Power supply
April 25, 2013 10:05:52 AM

Your system only needs a quality 500w power supply.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

This is the best power supply for under $100 and is on sale for $76. It's 80 Plus Gold Certified and fully modular.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Only 80 Plus Bronze and not modular but it's still a Seasonic for $62.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic makes the best power supplies on the market. It's worth spending a little bit now to avoid problems later and the power supply is the single most important part of your computer. If it does not work correctly your whole system can be unstable or even damaged. In my opinion it's worth the extra $14 for the G series but the S12 is a great unit also.

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April 25, 2013 3:15:53 PM

alright thanks :D . But what do the terms 80 plus gold and full modular mean? I'm sorry I'm fairly new to the PSU
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April 25, 2013 3:33:41 PM

80 Plus, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum are measures of efficiency.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_PLUS

Modular cables allow you to plug in the cables you need when you need them and reduce case clutter and increase air flow.

Modular on the left.

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April 25, 2013 4:41:45 PM

thanks :D 
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April 25, 2013 4:44:37 PM

No problem! Glad to help. :) 
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