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Can this 500 watt PSU support my rig?

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January 9, 2011 12:12:25 AM
a c 272 ) Power supply
a c 190 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a c 194 U Graphics card
January 9, 2011 12:22:37 AM

OH GOD! Dont you dare get a cheapo POS diablotek unit. Its an ancient design with passive PFC, and a single 24A 12V rail, which means it has 288W available on the rail where 80% of your system power is drawn from, now that would be great if it was a 300W unit, but even decent 350W units have more than that, and its absolutely horrendous for a 500W unit. The Corsair 430CX is slightly cheaper after mail in rebate and is far far more powerful and less likely to leave you with a worthless computer in 3 months.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

To give you an idea of the quality of diablotek units, Jonnyguru reviewed one of their 1050W units, it failed miserably since it was really only an 800W unit they rated too high and tried to take out Oklahoma Wolf's Brand Power Meter when it went, steer well clear of diablotek units if you would like your computer to see its first birthday.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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a c 272 ) Power supply
a c 190 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a c 194 U Graphics card
January 9, 2011 1:24:22 AM

That one will do fine. I have a 4850 and a Phenom II 955 running on an Antec EA500 which is very similar to the Corsair 500CX so you will have plenty of power.
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