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VX-550 Corsair

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April 6, 2010 11:12:36 PM

Hi just wondering if somebody could tell me whether this PSU could run an HD 5970? My other system specs are

OCZ 2gb DDR2-800
Phenom II x2 545 @ 3.8ghz
1x SATA Seagate 320gb
1 x DVD/RW
1 x 120mm led fan
1 x 80mm led fan
Gigabyte ma785gm-us2h?

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=218965

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April 6, 2010 11:56:39 PM

Stickies are there for a reason.


Go to the link in my sig it is also the sticky at the top of this forum.

But to answer your question it might but its cutting it real close recommended is 650 watts. And for the 5970 I wouldn't mess with your spending $700 on that card so dont skimp on the power get atleast a 650 watt.
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April 7, 2010 12:11:53 AM

Here are the official power requirements for ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 video card.


ATI Radeon™ HD5970 System Requirements:

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

650 Watt or greater power supply with one 75 watt, 6-pin and one 150 watt, 8-pin PCI Express® power connectors

850 Watt or greater power supply with two 75 watt 6-pin, and two 150 watt, 8-pin, PCI Express connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode


The power supply recommendations are for an entire pc system.

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April 7, 2010 3:29:52 AM

would it handle a gtx 275?
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April 7, 2010 8:05:37 PM

Easily.
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April 8, 2010 2:09:28 AM

I was going to say WTF until I remembered there are dual gpus on that card. You need something else man.
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April 16, 2010 8:04:02 AM

ginja117 said:
Hi just wondering if somebody could tell me whether this PSU could run an HD 5970? My other system specs are

OCZ 2gb DDR2-800
Phenom II x2 545 @ 3.8ghz
1x SATA Seagate 320gb
1 x DVD/RW
1 x 120mm led fan
1 x 80mm led fan
Gigabyte ma785gm-us2h?

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=218965


Most likely it would. Corsairs are about as stout as PSU's come. They are one of the few to actually underrate their power supplies output. But it wouldn't hurt to throw another $25 at it and give yourself some breathing room.
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April 17, 2010 5:03:29 AM

I have decided to go with an Aywun A1-750e. it has 28 amps on 2 12v rails and has an 80 plus certification.
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April 17, 2010 6:18:28 AM

Im unfamiliar with the brand. It doesn't appear to be available in North America (where I am) but if its as good as its specs, you will be happy with it.
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April 17, 2010 3:42:41 PM

Couldn't find any specs. The advertising doesn't look promising:

750W "Aywun" MEGA POWER ECO Series A1-750E Power Supply

- Peak Power 750W
- 80 PLUS
- 140mm fan
- 2 x 6+2pin and 2 x 6-pin PCIE connectors, 20+4 pin connector, 6 x IDE connectors, 6 x SATA power connectors
- Over Power Protection (OPP)
- 3-year warranty

I am always suspicious of a PSU with no specs but "peak power rating".
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April 17, 2010 4:08:06 PM

dont buy that. likely total crap.
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April 17, 2010 8:25:53 PM

its either that or a 600w modular vantec ion2
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April 17, 2010 10:52:28 PM

the vantec might actually not be a conpletely terrible psu. though i wouldnt recommend it, i would say get that over the one u listed 3 posts ago...
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