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Is 600w psu enough for AMD Phenom ii x4 / msi gtx 460 1gb?

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October 13, 2010 3:36:21 AM

Hi I am helping my cousin build a new gaming rig. I helped him pick out all the parts but I feel like I've overlooked something as important as the power supply. Im worried that 600w will not be enough to support all that he has.Do I need something with more power? Please Please Please be help me with your honest opinions. Thank You. Here is an outline of the products he got for his computer.

AMD Quad-Core, 4GBRAM, 640GB HD, GTX460, DVDBURNER, 5x120MM FANS(3FANS w. LED)


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And here is the power supply he bought for this machine - OCZ 600w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 13, 2010 3:48:27 AM

and he also uses an external 1tb hard drive if that matters..
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October 13, 2010 3:50:06 AM

600 Watts will be totally fine for that setup. There are better choices out there for power supplies, but he'll have no issues at all with that setup.
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October 13, 2010 4:01:31 AM

Shadow703793 said:
That OCZ PSU is more than enough to power a single GTX460. I recommend you get this XFX PSU for about the same price (after MIR): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The XFX is a better unit than the OCZ.


And cosair/seasonic is even better then that... but I don't know if he wants to spend that much on it. :lol: 
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October 13, 2010 4:06:08 AM

Randomacts said:
And cosair/seasonic is even better then that... but I don't know if he wants to spend that much on it. :lol: 



I wouldn't want to buy a new psu unless I had to. If the 600w is good enough to support that system then I'm happy =]
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October 13, 2010 4:12:27 AM

More than enough, you will have plenty of headroom. Im not sure about the reliability of OCZ units, but i believe they are pretty good.
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October 13, 2010 4:17:29 AM

i have an OC phenom II x4 955 and a MSI cyclone GTX 460, all powered by my 600w PSU. it doesn't even break a sweat...it just sits there getting fat
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October 13, 2010 4:21:58 AM

sunhashin said:
I wouldn't want to buy a new psu unless I had to. If the 600w is good enough to support that system then I'm happy =]



Oh you oready bought it?

Next time come here first before you buy. :)  Someone here will always be willing to help you...



*I bet its for the points.. those greedy bastards*



And yes the 600w will run the PC 100% unless its DOA or defective in anyway. ;) 
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October 13, 2010 4:29:41 AM

Well actually, a good 450W unit would've sufficed.. You just gave yourself a good amount of headroom.. So just sit back and relax..
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October 13, 2010 4:56:46 AM

save some money and get a 500w instead....600w is more than enough for that setup
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October 13, 2010 7:32:27 PM

Wow, Thank you all for your help! Yes my cousin already bought all the parts. I just started worrying when I read that the GTX460 needed a minimum 450w psu. And yes, next time I will definitely come here for help before making a new build. Thank you all once again for your help. <3
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October 14, 2010 4:12:07 AM

jimmyzline said:
Newegg has a PSU calculator that is very handy. It always leaves some room for upgrade. You can find it here:

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html



Either this is way too generous, or I just bought the wrong PSU by about 106W. :heink: 
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October 14, 2010 5:06:06 AM

Wow, talk about toally wrong..

scaring people into spending more money on their PSU?

you could probably quad SLI with a 850w PSU.

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October 14, 2010 3:26:27 PM

^ lol. The thing is these PSU Calcs are WAY over estimating the PSU because they are not taking in to account Continuous power ratings instead they take in to account the MAX power rating. For a low quality/mid quality, 850W would be about right as if they get close to the full load they die. For example, a cr@ppy 400W DiabloTek PSU CAN NOT provide close to 300W.
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October 15, 2010 2:21:57 AM

True, i often forget how many people by cheap crappy PSUs. despite our best efforts to convince them otherwise.
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October 15, 2010 11:23:44 AM

welshmousepk said:
True, i often forget how many people by cheap crappy PSUs. despite our best efforts to convince them otherwise.



People have a wattage in mind, find the lowest price and go for it. *sad* :pfff: 
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