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PSU Sufficient Enough?

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July 26, 2010 3:59:39 AM

I need to know if my current PSU can handle or will even work with my new setup I've got here.

Currently I have a this PSU Ultra X-Finity 600-watt

And this is my new system specs:

I plan on getting a new PSU soon just maybe a few weeks or so. And graphics card later.

- One 74gb WD Raptor
- One 250gb WD Caviar Black
- ASUS P6X58D Premium
- Intel Core i7-930
- CORSAIR H50 Hydro Series
- CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB)
- ASUS CD/DVD Burner
- Evga 7950GT 512

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July 26, 2010 4:48:11 AM

It's fine for your current system and will handle something like an HD 5870 or GTX 470 fine although if you're going for any CrossFireX/SLI setups later on with your newer graphics card you will want a newer PSU, and as Davcon said it's not very efficient, 70% at full load, it's 80% or so with newer PSUs that have an 80+ rating.
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July 26, 2010 6:30:27 PM

Ok thanks for the answers guys, One more question. My old AMD board used the 4-pin connection.

And this new motherboard seems to use the 8-pin EPS is this the one I should use on this board or should I still be using the 4-pin.
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July 26, 2010 8:04:44 PM

Yeah it has an 8-pin but I didn't know if I needed to use that one and I didn't see anything in the manual maybe gotta look harder.

But there is a plastic guard covering four of the 8-pin on the motherboard.
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July 27, 2010 5:18:54 AM

You'll want to remove the plastic cover and use the eight pin connector.
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