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a b ) Power supply
November 2, 2009 9:18:48 PM

im planning to build this system. here are the specs. is 600w PS enough?

asus evo + amd 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

with ati 5850 or 5770
other basic components ram/hd/etc

case is HAF 922

is 600w enough or should i go higher?
also is coolmax a good brand for PS?

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a c 243 ) Power supply
November 2, 2009 10:09:48 PM

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also is coolmax a good brand for PS?

NO
a c 248 ) Power supply
November 2, 2009 10:10:07 PM

Here are the ATI official power requirements for the brand new ATI Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 video cards.


ATI Radeon™ HD5850 System Requirements:

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended

600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode


ATI Radeon™ HD5870 System Requirements:

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended

600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode


Here are the ATI recommended power supply requirements for the new ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 video cards that just became available:


450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended

600 Watt and two 75 watt 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode

All power supply recommendations are for an entire pc system.


Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and Seasonic are some of the brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units.
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