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500w Thermaltake Tr2 enough for PowerColor 7950?

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May 30, 2013 5:12:49 PM

Hey guys,
Just finished gathering my components for my new build. Sort of a budget system but should yield great performance. Wondering if the 500w Thermaltake TR2 500w PSU w/cable management, would be enough to power a PowerColor 7950 Boost. I plan on upgrading the PS later on as I plan on doing some OC'ing. Just don't have the means to do so right now. Damn med bills.....
Will this work stock for the time being?
Thanks Much
Other system specs:
Amd Fx 6100
4gb Ram ( throwing another 4gb stick in shortly)
Biostar TA 970
1 500gb HDD
LG Optical Drive

Oh and here is the GPU in question:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Te...

May 30, 2013 6:08:56 PM

IF it is a TR2 bronze it will be ok. If it's the old TR2 design they are total garbage. I wouldn't run anything on it
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May 30, 2013 6:13:59 PM

What's your budget anyway?

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May 30, 2013 6:20:56 PM

Hmm. Doesnt say anything about it having a bronze cert. Here is the exact PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Budget was about 700. I have all the major components ordered already and this PSU just came with it. I could blow 70 bucks on a better PSU if needed. Was just trying to avoid that.
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May 30, 2013 6:27:19 PM

A good PSU isn't a bad investment. For example, if you get a gold certified PSU, then it's

more expensive initially, but over the course of a few years you'll save money on the electrical bill.

Due to the efficiency. A bad PSU can also fry your system.
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May 30, 2013 6:41:20 PM

Positive.
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May 30, 2013 6:45:39 PM

Yeah figured. Alright, would I be alright on the current one or should i just can it and upgrade anyways. I mean thats 70 bucks I could be putting towards the PSU at this point. Also have another thread about the PowerColor 7950 versus a 660ti if you know anything about it.
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May 30, 2013 6:55:04 PM

Think the 7950 would faceroll the ti.

And I'm not following on what you mean current one. Current PSU?
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May 30, 2013 7:00:51 PM

Yeah the Thermaltake 500w TR2 that I currently have
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May 30, 2013 9:06:09 PM

Definitely getting the PowerColor or the MSI 7950. According to different sources the 7950 pulls 180w MAX. So 95w for the cpu. Say 50w for the mobo. Another 100 for the fans and drives Comes to 425w. That would be @ max as well. So according to that math I should be okay for a few weeks until I upgrade correct? Idk why people say the TR2 is so bad. Seems to have a ton of good reviews on TigerDirect and Newegg
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May 31, 2013 11:20:14 AM

I always go for 500W, but I'm sure you'll be alright for the time being.
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May 31, 2013 3:23:30 PM

Right on. Bought a Visiontex JuiceBox to add 450w anyways haha
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June 16, 2014 5:01:29 PM

I was actually looking to getting the thermaltake tr2 500w as well. can you please tell me how well it was for however long you used it? if you did you upgraded, how long did you use it for?
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