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January 9, 2011 7:16:15 PM

I need a PSU. This is my system:

Mobo: MSI 790GX G65
CPU: Phenom IIx4 @ 3.4 GHz
RAM: Apacer DDR3 1333Mhz 2x2GB
Graphics: MSI R6870 Afterburner
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
OD: LG Blu-Ray/DVD-RW

What is the cheapest PSU you suggest?

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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2011 8:39:58 PM

Fagen said:
Will a Proline 500W PSU be good enough?


I wouldn't use it to power my toothbrush.
January 10, 2011 8:10:56 AM

HAHAHA. thanks for the reply, no Proline for me then!
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January 10, 2011 3:52:00 PM

Fagen said:
HAHAHA. thanks for the reply, no Proline for me then!

The IP-S500AQ3 Proline 500W Power Supply is actually made by IN WIN known more for their cheap computer cases.

It has two +12 Volt rails with each rail rated at 17 Amps individually or 28.3 Amps combined.

This power supply has only one 6-Pin PCI-E Power Connector.

Your Radeon HD 6870 graphics card will draw a maximum of 14.1 Amps under full load. This graphics card also has two 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connectors that must be used to evenly distribute the DC current draw.

That Proline 500W Power Supply doesn't even meet AMD's recommendation of a power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors for your HD 6870 graphics card.
January 12, 2011 9:27:19 AM

Will a Thermaltake 500W with dual 12V rail (36A combined) PSU be good enough?
January 12, 2011 9:52:45 AM

What is the minimum Amps per rail that can handle my system?
a b ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 10:25:20 AM

Fagen said:
Will a Thermaltake 500W with dual 12V rail (36A combined) PSU be good enough?


Is there a reason why you don't buy one of the psu's recommended to you.

You keep coming back with sub standard options??

Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, OCZ a decent branded 500w will be plenty for your setup.
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