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a b ) Power supply
April 24, 2010 4:06:32 PM

i wish to run the following system with the following psu and i want to know if it can handle the system
PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

5850 clocked a bit higher than normal maybe 20%
e8400 clocked at 4ghz
corsair H50
motherboard: asus p5q3 deluxe
4 sticks of ddr3 ram http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25337&promoi...
haf 922 (fans)
1 ssd http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1...
2 500gb 7200rpm hdds

i did the psu calc thing and it says i can but i dont trust it ;/

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a c 243 ) Power supply
April 24, 2010 4:14:20 PM

It can handle it.
I used an earlier version to power the system in my configuration, click "more info " on the left
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a b ) Power supply
April 24, 2010 4:29:45 PM

I think that it can work, but you are in the very limit. I suggest you to buy a new one because it's not good for the psu so much stress, and it's a question of time that breaks.
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April 24, 2010 4:44:04 PM

First check the specs of your video card and see if it tells you a min wattage needed...usually on the newer cards it will say around 550 watt power supply needed, and since you're overclocking your CPU I would also suggest a better PSU. Add at least 100 watts to the min watt needed for the vid card and also check the amps on the 12 volt rails. For your PSU it's under the specs on new egg marked as Output. Your's says "+12V1@22A", with a newer video card...I would suggest an amp level of close to 30A. I've been building computers for years, and have found out the troubles with undersetting the wattage for the PSU.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
April 24, 2010 5:13:42 PM

Henry Chinaski said:
but you are in the very limit.

Not even when running the power viruses
This is from before I upgraded to the Quad

http://tinypic.com/r/zb95d/5
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April 24, 2010 11:58:05 PM

For that kind of money you can do alot better, research alittle more at newegg.com, the corsair 750 is 89.00 after rebate ($10.00 less).
$99.00 is just too much for that power supply, 500 total watts and efficiency thats similar but about 40% less output watts available when needed.
Just doesn't add up!!
Efficiency is most productive when running 40-60 percent of PSU output typically.
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