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500 watt psu enough for AMD FX 9590?

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June 4, 2014 10:01:25 AM

Thinking of buying a fx 9590 but i dont know if my 500 watt psu can handle the 9590 a HD 5770 gpu and some other smaller things.

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June 4, 2014 10:05:42 AM

Save yourself the money. The 9590 isn't worth it, and with the money you could get a much faster Intel CPU. That, and you're spending a whole lot more on your CPU than your GPU, which is a big no-no.

And if you're gonna ask why,
1: The 9590 runs incredibly hot, which in terms you NEED a heavy cooling solution.
2: Only a few motherboards support the CPU, and they're all expensive.
3: Power hog. I think it's something like 200+TDP? without overclocks.
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June 4, 2014 10:08:12 AM

Don't buy the 9590. It's a waste. You can get get the same results with a good 8320 or 8350.

Either way, the CPU will draw quite a bit of power. Depending on your psu, you might have to change it. If its a lower quality PSU definitely try and change it. If its a higher quality one, it'll be pushing the limit a bit. But with a 5770, you should still be fine.

Another option is to consider an i5 + z97 motherboard. It would be cheaper than the 9590, because the 9590 also has a limited number of motherboards that it can work with anyways.
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June 4, 2014 10:10:32 AM

Agreed, anything beyond an fx-8350 is a waste of money.
Intel cpus are faster and cheaper.
The best allocation of funds would be to get a 990fx mobo, fx-8320 and then the best gpu you can within your budget
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June 4, 2014 10:10:45 AM

OpioniatedPotato said:
Thinking of buying a fx 9590 but i dont know if my 500 watt psu can handle the 9590 a HD 5770 gpu and some other smaller things.


I don't do it because I'm an overclocker, but I understand why people get highly binned chips for stock performance.

I would definitely make sure you get a quality PSU to feed that CPU. A top of the line 500W would still be pushing it, so I would go for a solid 600-650W.

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June 4, 2014 10:59:27 AM

you should avoid getting the 9590 not only because it is a power hog but , paired with such gpu is a terrible combination. with 320$ that 9590 cost you can have a 8320 and 150$ for spending on 750ti way better than hd 5770 and be able to run it on any 500w psu
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