TR2 550W- can it handle my specs?

my spec is:
1)RAM:Mushkin EM2-6400 DDR2-800

2)video card:EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB (320-P2-N811-AR)

3)HDD:Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (ST3320620AS)- 320GB

4)mobo:GIGABYTE GA-965G-DS3

5)processor:Intel Core 2 Duo E6420

'unfortunately'(!) i got a thermaltake TR2 550W (W0102) for free!!!(looong story)

but from posts here, some people say to stay away from TR2 series and go for purepower or toughpower. can anyone confirm on this? can it handle my specs? keep in mind that i plan to overclock my processor to ~2.6ghz.

this psu has 12V1: 14A max, but 16A 'peak', i dont get it!

how can u calculate the combined 12V output?

i dont wanna pass on this free deal, but i also dont wanna risk anything!

http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Power/TR2power/w0101102/w0101102.asp#overview


THNX!!
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  1. Well I'm not sure you're in the right forum, but I have something similar to that with just a 500W power supply. I also have 2 more hard drives and DVD-ROM drive so it should be fine.
  2. I am only running a Seasonic 500w and its running:
    e6600@3.6ghz
    2 gigs ddr800
    8800gtx
    3x320gb Seagates
    P5b Deluxe
    x-fi
    2x optical drives
    6x120mm fans
    and a water pump

    so i can't see you having trouble with total output,even if its not a top notch psu
  3. actually i was worried about the 14A 12V1, i read somewhere that a 8800 gts requires a 16A to run smoothly, and 14A is considered a border line. true??


    sorry about puttin this in the wrong forum, guess i was tooo excited about free stuffs!


    (PS: i also have 2 dvd rw, and 4 fans.)
  4. If its gonna keep you up at night worrying pick up a beefier model.But i would run it.
  5. Your psu has 29 amps

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=205763

    I believe your card's requirements are for 30 amps. Could be wrong but I would check it out.
  6. The card only requires 10-12A! The 30 refers to the TOTAL 12V rail(s).
    If the PSU performs to spec, it should be fine. The MAX value can be drawn continuously, the PEAK value is for short time only.

    Mike.
  7. Quote:
    The card only requires 10-12A! The 30 refers to the TOTAL 12V rail(s).
    If the PSU performs to spec, it should be fine. The MAX value can be drawn continuously, the PEAK value is for short time only.

    Mike.

    Then why does it say this in the product description?

    Minimum System Requirements

    1GB of system memory

    CD-ROM drive

    50MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation

    Microsoft Windows XP operating system

    PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot

    450W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 30A or more.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2900232&CatId=2669
  8. As you have that PSU already, try it and see if stable, if not, you can change then. If you overclock CPU then you will push PSU nearer to max power and it may run hot and noisy or even shutdown.

    Mike.
  9. That is how nvidia/ati recommend power supplies. It meens that you need that many amps for your entire system including memory, cpu, mobo and drives. Not just your graphic cards which only draws around 10-15A.
  10. the thing is, i cant return this. if i need a better PSU i'll have to buy it. free stuff doesnt come with all luxury u know!

    (my mobo wont be in stock before the 18th, so cant test it out either!)

    so from what i read here, the PSU is gonna barely make it in my system. and overclocking is pushin it a bit too much. not a good sign!

    but this says other wise!!:

    http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=320-P2-N811-AR&family=23
  11. Your psu will be fine. Only reason it won't be fine is if you have a plethora of harddrives combined with a high overclock. Its a good enough power supply.
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