Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Will my PSU be able to power these components?

Last response: in Systems
Share
April 5, 2009 3:23:13 AM

I just ordered parts for a new computer from Newegg, And I am wondering if the Power Supply I ordered will be enough power for the components below.

Power Supply: Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775
GFXCard: EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
DVDDrive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30

This will all be going in an Antec 900 case.

So will the PSU I ordered supply enough power? I read a review that the PSU would power the GTX 260 and Q6600. But nobody had both components together with this PSU.

Another thing is I did not order a CPU Cooler because I do not plan on OCing. Will my temps be ok without an aftermarket CPU Cooler with those components?

Any other feedback would be very much appreciated.

More about : psu power components

April 5, 2009 5:17:27 AM

It's going to be a close one with that psu. It runs two 12V rails @ 18A and has an efficiency rating of >72%. For a 550w psu...that's not good. But on a good note that is a nice build you have. If your building this rig primarily for gaming I would switch up to the E8400, take the money you saved and buy a better psu. It's no problem to RMA that rosewill and get something you know will be a quality psu.

This OCZ down below runs two 12V rails at 25A and has an efficiency rating of <82% not to mention it's modular. It's only $10 than that rosewill, and you won't be rolling the dice in hopes it doesn't screw up your build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

As far as stock cooling goes you should be fine. I would add some after market thermal compound though...something like MX-2, arctic silver, tuniq, OCZ, etc...

And for a cpu this E8400 is a great gamer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $164.99 Free Shipping*
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
April 5, 2009 5:39:16 AM

I canceled the order after talking to some other friends. And reading your post makes me glad I did. What about this PSU? It comes in a combo deal with the case I want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Also thanks for the feedback on the processor. I am definatly going to look into that. I want to be for sure about what I want before I re-order.

Thank you.
Related resources
April 5, 2009 5:44:10 AM

Renuts said:
I canceled the order after talking to some other friends. And reading your post makes me glad I did. What about this PSU? It comes in a combo deal with the case I want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Also thanks for the feedback on the processor. I am definatly going to look into that. I want to be for sure about what I want before I re-order.

Thank you.



That Antec is a work horse. That psu you just linked could power a gtx 295. That combo is an excellent deal...nice find. :) 
April 5, 2009 5:56:01 AM

That antec is a much better psu than the rosewill. It will run your system just fine.
April 5, 2009 6:05:09 AM

Why_Me said:
That Antec is a work horse. That psu you just linked could power a gtx 295. That combo is an excellent deal...nice find. :) 

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Thanks aford10. I'll get this HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... you recommended in the other thread instead.

So you guys really think I should get the E8500 instead of the Q6600? As far as future games coming out what would I be better with? I currently play WoW mostly and I hear it only runs on 2 cores.
April 5, 2009 6:07:11 AM

Also. I wont have to change any of the stuff im getting if I choose to get the E8500 instead right?
April 5, 2009 6:37:59 AM

Renuts said:
Also. I wont have to change any of the stuff im getting if I choose to get the E8500 instead right?


Nope, Intel dual cores and quads all use the same mobo's, heatsinks, etc.... it's all LGA 775 :) 
April 5, 2009 7:12:39 AM

Fast dual cores will generally give you better gaming performance than a lower clocked quad core, the E8500 is one of the best chips out there for gaming. If you wanted another option with more cores, then you could get a PII 720, which is a tricore. It puts up pretty similar numbers to the E8400/E8500, and has an extra core so will be a better multitasker, its also cheaper and overclocks very easily because it has an unlocked multiplier. For that though you would need an AM3/AM2+ mobo and and AM2+ cooler.
April 5, 2009 7:13:10 AM

Why_Me said:
Nope, Intel dual cores and quads all use the same mobo's, heatsinks, etc.... it's all LGA 775 :) 

One more thing.

Is there any difference between these 2 cards? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

One is 10$ cheaper and comes with COD. I dont see whats different about them? Both are 216 cores I think. I dont want to go for the cheaper one with a free game if it means im getting a card thats not as good.

I cant tell you how much I appreciate this help. So glad I canceled my order. I have changed my PSU, HD, GFX card, and I got some better Thermal compound. Now I just have to wait for Newegg to Refund my money :pt1cable: 
April 5, 2009 7:16:24 AM

Renuts said:
One more thing.

Is there any difference between these 2 cards? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

One is 10$ cheaper and comes with COD. I dont see whats different about them? Both are 216 cores I think. I dont want to go for the cheaper one with a free game if it means im getting a card thats not as good.

I cant tell you how much I appreciate this help. So glad I canceled my order. I have changed my PSU, HD, GFX card, and I got some better Thermal compound. Now I just have to wait for Newegg to Refund my money :pt1cable: 


The only difference is one comes with a free CoD game...and a lot people get screwed and don't get their game. Newegg uses the lame excuse that it's out of stock..etc...
April 5, 2009 7:17:14 AM

The cheaper on is actually better. It uses a 55nm process instead of a 65nm process, so its cooler and consumes less power. Get the black/red one with the free game.
April 5, 2009 7:19:17 AM

xthekidx said:
Fast dual cores will generally give you better gaming performance than a lower clocked quad core, the E8500 is one of the best chips out there for gaming.

I'm still leaning towards the quad core I think. I have a really low income and this rig has to last me. Once games take advantage of all 4 cores wont the q6600 be the better processor?

Im really not too concerned about having the absolute best performance if it means in the long run my CPU will be able to play future games that take advantage of all 4 cores.

I wont be buying another computer for a very LONG time. Im still using a computer from 2002 :( 
April 5, 2009 7:21:15 AM

If you want a quad for gaming, then I suggest you get a PII 940.
April 5, 2009 7:25:50 AM

Renuts said:
I'm still leaning towards the quad core I think. I have a really low income and this rig has to last me. Once games take advantage of all 4 cores wont the q6600 be the better processor?

Im really not too concerned about having the absolute best performance if it means in the long run my CPU will be able to play future games that take advantage of all 4 cores.

I wont be buying another computer for a very LONG time. Im still using a computer from 2002 :( 


The q6600 is a great over clocker, but other than that it's an old cpu. A q9400 would be the way to go if you go quad and want to stay in your price range.

April 5, 2009 7:30:14 AM

Why_Me said:
WOW! Ok, how can they afford to sell it at that price and make a profit? That's a steal at that price.

No kidding. Too bad Microcenter isn't in the PNW :( 
April 5, 2009 7:33:32 AM

There is a microcenter 34 minutes from my house.
April 5, 2009 7:34:04 AM

xthekidx said:
No kidding. Too bad Microcenter isn't in the PNW :( 


Don't feel bad, I live in Alaska...we get screwed on our shipping up here. I'm originally from Washington state though... "Enumclaw, WA".
April 5, 2009 7:35:44 AM

Renuts said:
There is a microcenter 34 minutes from my house.


If that's the case, I would get one of those q9300's thekidx linked and get it fast. I don't think they are going to last too long at that price.
April 5, 2009 7:35:51 AM

Where is Enumclaw? I'm from Vancouver, WA myself.
April 5, 2009 7:36:12 AM

that processor is out of stock at that location tho.
April 5, 2009 7:37:08 AM

You should call them and ask if you can get one held for you when they get them in, or see if they can get one from another store for you.
April 5, 2009 7:38:14 AM

xthekidx said:
Where is Enumclaw? I'm from Vancouver, WA myself.


Enumclaw is near Mt. Rainier on the west side of the state. My cousin lives in Vancouver and works for Freightliner in Portland, and my ex is from Gresham, Oregon...right down 205 and across the bridge.
April 5, 2009 7:44:21 AM

I got family in Gresham.
April 5, 2009 9:28:50 AM

Pretty sure this is what im going to get now. Thanks for all of your help folks.


Power Supply: Antec EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
GFXCard: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
DVDDrive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30
Case: Antec ninehundred


Time to sleep.
April 5, 2009 9:56:34 AM

Renuts said:
Pretty sure this is what im going to get now. Thanks for all of your help folks.


Power Supply: Antec EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
GFXCard: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
DVDDrive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30
Case: Antec ninehundred


Time to sleep.


That E8400 does a nice, simple and cool over clock of 3.6GHz @ 1600 fsb just by moving up your FSB to (9 x 400). Your RAM will move right up with it. And like xthekidx said, get an after market heatsink. Nothing fancy if your going to do that over clock above. Also get some thermal compound....MX-2, arctic silver, tuniq, ocz, etc...but get something half way decent.
!