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Enough power for the thirst of the 4890?

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November 20, 2009 12:28:48 AM

I am looking at buying a new system with a 4890(, but wanted to make sure that I would have enough juice to support it.

I currently have a 550W PSU that is rated for 29A over 2 rails(

Is this enough because I really don't want to get a new PSU.

*Current Specs*
AMD Phenom II X4 925
Middle of the road Mobo.

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a c 288 ) Power supply
November 20, 2009 12:43:06 AM

I wouldnt suggest it, even if those rails are additive the corsair 400CX provides 1 amp more and most people wouldnt even think to run a 4890 on a corsair 400CX.

The PSU calculator suggests atleast 290W with 0% capacitor aging and no fans so its going to be cutting it close since yours can only provide 348 on the 12 volt rail.
a c 144 ) Power supply
November 20, 2009 12:50:50 AM

It will be close.

You may want to consider getting a newer PSU. A modern 550 watt PSU will put out at least 40 amps on the 12 volt rail.
a c 248 ) Power supply
November 20, 2009 1:30:19 AM

The Corsair VX550 power supply would be a good choice. It has a a large single +12 volt rail rated at 41 amps and two 75 watt, PCI-e, 6 pin, video power connectors which the 4890 requires . It earned high marks in technical reviews. It is a high quality psu that is reliable, stable, and comes with a 5 year warranty: