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What psu for 5970 i7 930

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June 8, 2010 10:52:24 PM

Thank you for the quick answer. 850X is what im ordering then.

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June 8, 2010 10:53:29 PM

Hello, im ordering a new build with ATI 5970, ASUS rampage 3 and i7 930. Im using it mainly for playing but i will do some little overclocking too. Will Corsair 850HX ATX2.3 be fine or do i need 950 or 1000HX PSU?
June 8, 2010 10:55:06 PM

Tiep said:
Hello, im ordering a new build with ATI 5970, ASUS rampage 3 and i7 930. Im using it mainly for playing but i will do some little overclocking too. Will Corsair 850HX ATX2.3 be fine or do i need 950 or 1000HX PSU?


850X will be more than enough- that is what I'm currently running on my same setup (i7-930, 5970). No power problems whatsoever. Even room to upgrade!
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June 8, 2010 11:00:32 PM

850 is way overkill but a safe point.

On a search it said a 5970 is up par with a pair of 5850 in power requirements so roughly 600w. Given a little safety room 700w would suffice but 850 is certainly some sort of happy medium.

June 8, 2010 11:04:18 PM

Misko195 said:
ATI 5970 - 294 Watt
i7 - 930 - 130 Watt

850w is too much...You can go with 750-800W



Overclocking room + room to expand/upgrade in the future is worth the extra $20 going from a 750->850.
June 8, 2010 11:07:00 PM

ATI 5970 - 294 Watt
i7 - 930 - 130 Watt

850w is too much...You can go with 750-800W
June 8, 2010 11:10:31 PM

A quality 850 watter will be more than enough for one 5970....although ATI says it's fine for two, I'd go bigger if you think you will ever get a 2nd 5970 and overclock to any significant level.

For comparison purposes , the list below contains performance ratings (10 scale) at jonnyguru.com / prices as per newegg on 02/21/2010 and ones w/ double asterisks (**) made it onto silentpcreview.com's Editor's Choice List meaning they excelled at both electronic and acoustic performance:

For 5970 and serious overclocking
Antec SG-850 - 10.0 ($220) **
Antec CP-850 - 10.0 ($110) ** (requires compatible Antec case)
XFX 850W Black Edition 10.0 ($185)
Corsair HX850 850W - 10.0 ($180)

For 5970 and moderate overclocking
Antec TruePower Quattro (TPQ-850) - 9.5 ($150)
Corsair TX850 - 9.5 ($140)
Seasonic M12D 850W - 9.5 (NLA) **
NorthQ Giant Connector 850W - 9.5 (NFS)
Etasis ET850 - 9.5 (NLA)
Silverstone Zeus ST85ZF - 9.5 (NLA)

Enermax Revolution 85+ 850W - 9.0 ($250)

I wouldn't buy below here

Thermaltake Toughpower XT 850W - 8.5 ($216)
OCZ Z Series 850W - 8.5 ($200)

NorthQ Black Magic Flex 850W - 8.0 (NFS)
Coolmax CTG-850 - 8.0 (NFS)

SilverStone Decathlon DA850 - 7.5 ($230)
Enermax Galaxy DXX 850W EGX850EWL - 7.5 (NFS)

SilverStone Strider ST85F - 7.0

Silverstone Element ST85EF 850W - 6.0


NFS - Not For Sale / NLA = No Longer Available
June 8, 2010 11:18:01 PM

Omniblivion said:
Overclocking room + room to expand/upgrade in the future is worth the extra $20 going from a 750->850.


ok, i agree.... But for stock speed is enough 750-800W
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