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What PSU for HD 5830?

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September 27, 2010 10:44:50 AM

I was wondering if a Corsair HX520W could handle a HD5830 at peak load on a i5 760, 4 GB RAM, 3 SATA, mild OC on the CPU and GPU.

I see that the Corsair is a 3 rail design at 18A per rail. Wondering if 2 rails would be enough to power the HD5830 (it uses 2 PCIe cables).

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September 27, 2010 10:53:41 AM

Although the 520W is good enough, suggest getting the Corsair VX550W.
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September 27, 2010 11:13:55 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
Although the 520W is good enough, suggest getting the Corsair VX550W.



agreed, but if you can afford the extra go for the 600w variant


the larger your powersupply the less it is under stress and the cooler it runs.

also gives you chance if you need to upgrade to an extra hard disk etc
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September 27, 2010 3:46:20 PM

you could run a 5830 on a good 400 watt the hx520 is more then enough
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September 27, 2010 4:54:07 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
Although the 520W is good enough, suggest getting the Corsair VX550W.


why? the 520w is seasonic made with 40a on the 12v, the 550 is CWT made (not an issue, they make fine products also) with 41a on the 12v

how is the 550 better? by one single amp on the 12v?

Obsidian is 100% correct

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September 27, 2010 7:41:35 PM

Best answer selected by Bibanu21.
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September 27, 2010 7:42:27 PM

Thanks!
Also, the Corsair has 5 yr warranty. Nice thing to have...just in case :D 
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September 27, 2010 9:26:45 PM

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