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Power consumption of Phenom II 955

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August 11, 2010 8:59:40 PM

Hello everyone. Given the components: Phenom II 955 (oc'ed to 3.6) and, let's say, ATi's 5850. What's the proper Power Supply for this combo? Max fan would be Coolermaster V8. Or any other alternatives that are cheaper but better?
a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2010 9:09:37 PM

An decent 400W would even do it, but if you want to crossfire that HD5850, go for a quality 650W.
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August 11, 2010 10:40:06 PM

I recommend you a quality 500W PSU with one 8-pin and one 6-pin PCIe connectors.

If you are thinking about doing 5850CF with two cards, then go for a quality 600W PSU with two 8-pin and two 6-pin PCIe connectors.

You can find very good options in the PSU Review Database (see my signature)
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August 11, 2010 11:59:46 PM

sure it will be enough? don't forget - it'll be OC'ed to 3.6 (maybe to 3.8, but most probably to 3.6)
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August 12, 2010 12:26:42 AM

The phenom 955 OCed draws 150W, while the HD5850 draws about 130W on load even when you account 50W from everything else, its just 330W.
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August 12, 2010 1:12:04 AM

Timop said:
The phenom 955 OCed draws 150W, while the HD5850 draws about 130W on load even when you account 50W from everything else, its just 330W.

That is exactly what i wanted to know. thank you.
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August 12, 2010 1:12:24 AM

Best answer selected by miha2.
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