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Will this power my pc? Relatively worried

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August 18, 2010 2:30:02 AM

Okay so all my pc parts are in, here is my setup:

1.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

2.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Galaxy GTX 460 1gb Super oc'ed edition

3.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

4. AMD Phenom II x4 965BE (3.4ghz)

5.http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0342511 - 785G-E53 AM3 785G ATX Motherboard

6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - HEC 600w psu

7.Antec 900 case
Now I dont know how this voltage/wattage works with parts in compliance with the psu but basically i'm asking if this PSU i ordered is going to power up my system at it's fullest (no bottleneck). Need some honest answers, I'm unfamiliar with how these PSU's work as i only thought as long as it powers everything it's fine. If it'll have a short life span i can live with it and just upgrade a year later but i dont want it to bottleneck my performance in gaming if that is even possible. If it's really going to bottleneck can someone suggest a good psu as ill have to go out of my way to return this one back.

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August 18, 2010 2:44:38 AM

The specs are fine for you. A GTX460 requires two pci-e 6 pin connectors , and a 450w unit with 24a on the 12v rails.

The unit is not on my short list of quality psu's

Look to Seasonic, Antec, XFX, PC P&C, corsair to name a few.

A cheap psu is false economy. A failing cheap unit can bring down other parts, making it very expensive.

A quality unit will be good for several builds.

I would suggest the XFX 650w unit. $69 after rebate, bronze certified and modular. It can handle dual GTX460 cards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 18, 2010 2:58:58 AM

So would it be safe for me to use this psu for say a month before i can save up to get the one you suggested? Or just wait altogether for the new psu to arrive.
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August 18, 2010 6:12:52 AM

Nashmyers said:
So would it be safe for me to use this psu for say a month before i can save up to get the one you suggested? Or just wait altogether for the new psu to arrive.


I think it is safe enough.

But, is it smart to throw away a $45 psu to get a $70 psu?

I suspect you have the itch, but why not return the HEC, wait for the extra $25 and get a great psu?
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August 18, 2010 10:53:50 AM

+1 to geofelt, just to reassure Nash that you're not talking to one of the idiots that occasionally show up on this forum.
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August 18, 2010 11:24:51 AM

+2

a PSU is the one place you absolutely must not skimp. even if it means cutbacks elsewhere. I have known cheap PSU to blow and take Mobos and GPUs with them.

get a corsair or seasonic supply. you won't regret it. and it will last you for years.
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