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Enough power and can it go in a Sonata II

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Last response: in Components
July 31, 2010 2:58:33 AM

I have two questions:

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Is this enough to power for:

ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131651

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor HDZ720WFK3DGI - OEM
Item #: N82E16819103652

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231277

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181

Quite possibly 2 in RAID0

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102858

And would a Sonata II, with the power supply replaced with the above, be good enough to house the above (5770,which I read gets quite hot. Currently the Sonata only has the rear fan)?

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July 31, 2010 3:01:19 AM

It should fit in the Sonata II and it has more than enough power for the PC you listed.

You might want to buy another case fan (for intake) just to increase the airflow.
July 31, 2010 3:03:20 AM

Last I checked, the Sonata has a 500W Antec Earthwatts stock, which would also be enough. Antec Earthwatts are good.
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July 31, 2010 3:15:09 AM

My Sonata II has True 380S.

Thank you both for you lightening-fast responses.
July 31, 2010 3:22:08 AM

I believe that it's the Sonata III with the EA500 stock.
July 31, 2010 3:22:34 AM

Hu5k3r said:
My Sonata II has True 380S

Well in that case, good choice with the OCZ.

I forgot about the case question. I agree with Lmeow that you will need to add a case fan or two for more airflow. It's not a gaming case but it gets the job done. Just make sure you have more outflow than inflow. If it were me, I'd also cut a hole in the top and install a grill and 120mm top fan.
July 31, 2010 3:23:36 AM

duk3 said:
I believe that it's the Sonata III with the EA500 stock.

Yes, you're right. I was just thinking that. I believe I built with the sonata III both times I used them.
August 23, 2010 2:59:40 AM

i finished a build just like yours a coupe of years ago. This is it:
AMD phenom II x4 965 @ 3.4 ghz
4GB Ripjaws G.Skill
500GB seagate HDD
HIS ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB
AreoCool VX-E Pro
i powered this build with an Amacrox Freestyle 500w its been going fine for the past 2 years. i built it for hardcore gaming thats what i have been doing, its held up fine.