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PSU Compatability Question (First Build)

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=N82E16814130932

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152035

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

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!
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  1. You can use it safely, you'll be fine with it.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. Budget?
  7. Best answer
    This will deliver the power you need.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $59.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 14:21 EDT-0400)
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