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Is Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550W good enough for HD5770

Hello, i recently bought a ATI HD5770. so i am thiinking of buying a new psu since my current psu is only 350w. now i am short on budget so i chose Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550W psu. is it good enough for HD5770?
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  1. Look for a different psu since that one can't provide it's labelled power output.
    Is it good enough for a 5770? sure but is it good enough for your system ? i doubt it.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-550-W-Power-Supply-Review/969/1
    The OZC suggested in this review is an option i would consider and the ModXtreme line also features modular cables.
    I have a 600w model and i'm satisfied with it's performance after 1yr of daily use.
    Antec Neo and Corsair VX are others i would consider in your price range as well as Seasonic.
  2. Look for an 80 Plus certified unit. That CM is less than 70% efficient. The OCZ mentioned above and Antec BP550 Plus are great options in the same price range.
  3. OCZ ModXtream 600w - MODULAR and 80+
    Corsair VX550 - OUTPUT MORE THAN LABELED
  4. The Corsair CMPSU-550VX and Antec EA-650 are solid choices. Antec's Basiq series is their OEM line and to be avoided. I find that going below 650 really doesn't save much money.
  5. JackNaylorPE said:
    "I find that going below 650 really doesn't save much money."
    Gotta agree with you here. Plus the fact that 600W is about average for a new "budget" performance system. I don't think that less than 800-850W would suffice for a good upgradeable system nowadays. Nice to know about the BP's. I would guess that most top manufacturers have lower end "competitive pricing" units out there.
  6. My Antec EarthWatts 380w easily runs it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Antec 300
    Phenom x4 965 BE
    Bluraydrive
    xfx 5770
    4 case fans
  7. Thnx all of u for ur advices. I decided to buy Corsair VX550.
  8. Best answer selected by jimmyc93.
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