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Would this Seasonic PSU be good for my system?

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April 29, 2010 2:42:20 AM

I am planning on building a system with a single HD 5850 and AMD's new Phenom II x6 1055T and am eyeing this specific PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I was wondering, would it be good for my system? Thank you in advance! :) 
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April 29, 2010 2:58:21 AM

Yep, can almost never go wrong with Seasonic. 520W would be great for your system as planned.
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April 29, 2010 3:04:35 AM

EXT64 said:
Yep, can almost never go wrong with Seasonic. 520W would be great for your system as planned.


I am worried however (as I am fairly new to building computers), if there is sufficient amperage on the voltage rails to supply my system with enough juice.

Would you assume that the specs of the PSU is enough?

Thanks for the speedy response! :D 
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April 29, 2010 3:06:19 AM

Seasonic makes quality PSUs. That should be great for your system. AMD recommends a minimum of 500W for the 5850. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

Here's a review of the 5850, under load the system takes 305W (this is when paired with an i7-975, with power savings settings disabled): http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5850,2433...
That article shows 2x5850 taking 469W under load.

How does the 1055T compare to the i7-975? Well here's a review showing the 1090T consuming 19W less under load: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3674/amds-sixcore-phenom-...

And another showing the 1090T consuming 11W less than the i7-975: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-phenom-ii-x6-10...
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April 29, 2010 3:12:00 AM

Alrighty! Many thanks to both of you for helping me choose my (now) future PSU! :p 
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April 29, 2010 3:12:35 AM

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April 29, 2010 3:22:25 AM

No problem. Should be a great build!
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