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September 4, 2013 8:32:20 PM

Hello, I was wondering if my PSU would be able to run my graphics card and CPU. I got this PSU new from a friend. I am more concerned about the PSU running the graphics card rather than the CPU because the graphics card requires a "minimum of 30 amps on the +12 volt rail". The box says it has 22a on each the +12v1 and the +12v2 rail.

Here are links to the graphics card, PSU and CPU in that order.

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

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

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

In case you were wondering this system will be used for gaming and I do plan to do some overclocking. If you need more specs or parts please ask. Thanks for the help!
a c 75 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2013 8:35:55 PM

You can use it safely, you'll be fine with it.
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a c 146 ) Power supply
a c 92 U Graphics card
September 4, 2013 8:36:59 PM

Raidmax is the bottom of the barrel for PSUs. Extremely low quality, and dangerous to your system. I would not put one in my computer, period.
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September 4, 2013 8:43:24 PM

jimthenagual said:
Raidmax is the bottom of the barrel for PSUs. Extremely low quality, and dangerous to your system. I would not put one in my computer, period.


Unfortunately I don't really have a choice as it was given to me for free and I am on quite a tight budget.
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a c 87 à CPUs
a c 92 ) Power supply
a c 176 U Graphics card
September 5, 2013 4:55:03 AM

Problem is you have no idea how much 12V power you have. The total output line is shared with the 3.3 and 5V lines. Rods in the ancient voltage select switch and you know you aren't dealing with a modern PSU. As Jim said, you need a new one.
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September 5, 2013 6:21:25 AM

4745454b said:
Problem is you have no idea how much 12V power you have. The total output line is shared with the 3.3 and 5V lines. Rods in the ancient voltage select switch and you know you aren't dealing with a modern PSU. As Jim said, you need a new one.


Ok, any suggestions on what to get?
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a c 87 à CPUs
a c 92 ) Power supply
a c 176 U Graphics card
September 5, 2013 6:54:25 AM

Budget?
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a c 1003 à CPUs
a c 2320 ) Power supply
a c 872 U Graphics card
September 5, 2013 11:21:24 AM

This will deliver the power you need.

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Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $59.99
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