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Hyper 580W PSU Enough power???

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March 20, 2008 4:26:54 PM

Ok, So i just upgraded my system Specs Below:

- Asus P5B Deluxe MB
- Q6600 OC to 3.2ghz on a Zalman 9700 Cooler
- Antec 900 Case
- 8 Gigs Corsair DDR2 800Mhz
- BFG 8800GTS 512MB
- Sounblaster Audigy Z Series Sound Card
- 2 DVD-RW's
- 3 Seagate HDD's Sata II
- Hyper 580W PSU

Obviously you can see i upgraded everything except the PSU and Mobo. My questions is, if this PSU can handle what i have going? Or do i need to invest in a new PSU?

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March 20, 2008 4:36:47 PM

Ah, another "is this PSU enough to...." The answer is yes, in theory. That set up should be ok, but the brand is not great, atleast not that model. Upgrade if you plan on overclocking, and beleive me, there is no logical reason for cutting it close with a PSU that weak, since an upgrade is rather cheap. Hope this helps.
March 20, 2008 4:53:24 PM

I appreciate the quick reply. I will be looking into another PSU Thanks.
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March 20, 2008 5:34:24 PM

Why, may I ask, do you think this is a bad PSU? I've read many many reviews and almost all of them say it's a solid PSU. Also, I actually own one and have had it for over a year without a problem. It's never given me an issue, it runs cool, it seems great. I have a C2D E6600 OC'd to 3GHz, 4 120mm fans, 2 80mm fans, 3 HDDs, 2 CD drives, sound card, 7900GT KO 512, and a wireless card. It has 38 amps over 2 rails which is enough power for even a 9800GX2.

I'd say it's a fine PSU to use but I'm personally going for a PC Power and Cooling PSU next. Not because this one is bad, but because I want the efficiency and some extra power in case I actually end up getting something that needs it. But I am 100% satisfied with my Hyper 580watt PSU.
March 20, 2008 6:25:25 PM

I find that most of the time when somone says that a particular component is not totally amazing there is somone that has one and will fight tooth and nail to make people beleive it's the Jesus component. The Hiper 580w is not a bad PSU, for the time. Things have changed however. This PSU does not have enough power to use with the system the OP suggested, let a lone a 9800 GX2 and the rest of a computer. Again, it is not a bad PSU, but its not an amazing PSU, which a <600w PSU would have to be for me to ever be comfortable with that system. The Hiper 580w is not 80 plus certified, not the most stable power supply, and is not the most reliable at 75% max wattage output for extended periods of time, few are. The OP should either get a decent 700w or greater, or a very good 600-700w like the PC P&C Silencer 610w, otherwise he will be cutting it very close I am afraid.
March 20, 2008 6:30:02 PM

In Tom's review of the 8800GTS, the power consumption of a dual core test setup indicated a power draw from the PSU (not the wall) of 249W.

To compare to that, we have a few extra drives, a quadcore, and more power hungry RAM. If the power supply can truly generate 580W with a reasonable balance of 12V current, it should be fine.

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In comparison, the anandtech review shows power consumption of 283W, though I couldn't find the their testbed.

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The real issue is one of quality of build and sufficient 12V current. Read a decent review if you can find one. If you can't, many people like
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10...
to distinguish quality power supplies from "junk". Most recommend Tier 3 or higher, and according to the chart, a Hiper 580 is Tier 4, but take the ratings with a grain of salt. My guess is that it's fine.


http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/12/12/geforce_8800_gts...
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/12/12/geforce_8800_gts...
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3175&p=7
March 20, 2008 6:54:51 PM

Q6600 at 3.2 water cooled, dual x1950 Pros, 5 sata drives, 12 fans, dvd drive, tv tuner, while running 3xprime 95 and 3dmark06 peaks at 373w total draw. I have the load spread across 2 power supplies, but there is no need for it. The rating of a card in wattage required very often is the Entire system required rating. numbers like 34 amps include processor and all other devices drawing as well. You need a couple of x2 style video cards to draw more than 550-600w on your system, or other out of the ordinary power draw.
March 20, 2008 7:59:49 PM

rockbyter said:
Q6600 at 3.2 water cooled, dual x1950 Pros, 5 sata drives, 12 fans, dvd drive, tv tuner, while running 3xprime 95 and 3dmark06 peaks at 373w total draw. I have the load spread across 2 power supplies, but there is no need for it. The rating of a card in wattage required very often is the Entire system required rating. numbers like 34 amps include processor and all other devices drawing as well. You need a couple of x2 style video cards to draw more than 550-600w on your system, or other out of the ordinary power draw.


...and bingo was his name-O!
March 20, 2008 11:20:39 PM

I never said it would not work, as a matter of fact I did say it would work. What I said was there was not enough head room for extreme conditions, also that system is not upgradable. In the end the Hiper 580w, and I just did a good deal of research, can stay at 580w for awhile but, its constant rate is between 490-550w. Like most power supplies, it depends on the condition of the environment, not only the computer, that allows for or inhibits the continous rating of a power supply. In the end I DID say it WOULD work, but with capacitor aging and general safety from an extreme condition, he should upgrade to a better brand, atleast.
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