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Thermaltake tr2-550w hd 5770

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August 23, 2010 1:19:50 AM

Hello,
I have a thermaltake tr2-550w power supply. is it capable of handling a gigabyte SOC hd 5770?
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August 23, 2010 2:44:54 AM

@ ubrales> are you kidding me??? for starters, that link is for TOTAL SYSTEM POWER. Not just the card itself. as if the card would use 170w at idle on its own...

550w is perfectly fine to run a 5770.
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August 23, 2010 2:50:23 AM

Yes, you are right about the system power. My GTX-275 uses 219 Watts under load. Personally, I like a good safety factor along with room for upgrades.
August 23, 2010 12:46:33 PM

thanks for getting back to me. really appreciate it. i was told that a 5770 requires 37A on 12v rails and my psu has 29A on 12v rails. will it still work?
a c 96 ) Power supply
August 23, 2010 2:54:17 PM

No - not enough power. When you buy a replacement provide for some future upgrades and additions. Also, the capacitors will age and all PSUs will gradually deteriorate in perfomance.
August 23, 2010 7:09:20 PM

Ubrales said:
No - not enough power. When you buy a replacement provide for some future upgrades and additions. Also, the capacitors will age and all PSUs will gradually deteriorate in perfomance.


That's very true though he was asking if it would work to begin with. I personally don't recommend that psu as 29A is a gamble given the efficiency of the psu is 70% so it won't really produce as much power over time as you said. But according to a similar thread, http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/292314-15-amps-requ... it should work just fine with a Sapphire Vapor-X 5770 overclocked.

I think what he should be asking instead is whether it will run just a basic system with a 5770 or a fully loaded one with several drives, fans & other peripherals and overclocking as well. If you ask me, it is a stepping stone for now but he should definitely consider another power supply for it later on.
a b ) Power supply
August 23, 2010 11:16:51 PM

ok, well the link posted from Ubrales states a whole system consumes 252w between the wall and psu, thats with a core i7 at 4ghz! assuming the test psu is 80-85% efficient that is 202-215w at the other side of the PSU. Id say even with an extra 4 hard drives and 4 fans his psu would be fine.
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August 25, 2010 1:10:42 AM

i would say its fine...
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