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Gtx470 and coolmax v-600 power supply

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October 20, 2010 11:06:58 PM

HELLO EVERYONE,
Had some concerns with friends telling me that my current build sucks and that my computer will be weak at gaming and tasks. also that my power supply would not be able to run my system. So i thought i would reach out and see what other people think.
all comments will be appreciated.
cpu:i3 530 @3.7ghz
Kingston hyperx2000 ddr3 Ram 9-9-9-24 @1666
Antec 300 Case
Galaxy gtx 470
4 -120mm high performance fans
1 -160mm tri speed fan on top of case
coolmax v-600<-------------------------------------------IS THIS AN ISSUE!!!!!!??????? computer runs great btw
Specifications:
Power Connector:
- 1 x 20+4 pin
- 1 x P4 mainboard
- 2 x 15 pin SATA
- 6 x peripheral power
- 1 x 4 pin FDD
- 2 x PCIe 6-Pin
Power Distribution Configuration:
AC INPUT 100~132VAC or 200~264VAC
Model-v600
DC Outp.
+3.3V=24a
+5V=24a
+12V1=18a
+12V2=18a
+12V3=15a
-12V=.5a
+5VSB=2.5a
(600W) Max. Combined 160W ---------450W----------
Dimensions(LxWxH): 6.00" x 5.50" x 3.50"
a c 1362 U Graphics card
a c 694 ) Power supply
October 20, 2010 11:50:40 PM

Your psu is 0.5 amps under the recommended size on the +12 volt rail but works fine for now. The only issue with it is that if it fails it can take out other components with it and in that way become more expensive than a quality unit in the first place. Otherwise your system is fine.
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October 21, 2010 12:17:37 AM

rolli59 said:
Your psu is 0.5 amps under the recommended size on the +12 volt rail but works fine for now. The only issue with it is that if it fails it can take out other components with it and in that way become more expensive than a quality unit in the first place. Otherwise your system is fine.


how did u find out i am .5 under, would like to know for future knowledge
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a c 235 U Graphics card
a c 164 ) Power supply
October 21, 2010 12:39:38 AM

he took your total watts in the 12v rail and then divided it by it. nvidia recommends 38a and you have 37.5a

since your PC works fine as is I would not stop using it but upgrading your PSU in the near future would be a wise decision

i would avoid coolmax as a brand, here are two budget options

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

corsair, xfx, antec, and seasonic would be solid brand choices. anything with 40a+ on the 12v will be plenty for your PC

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October 21, 2010 7:18:42 AM

ty all for your help
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a c 191 U Graphics card
a c 121 ) Power supply
October 21, 2010 7:49:50 PM

Yeah, that's a Chokemax PSU. The Seasonic rolli59 linked would be great. That's a good price too.
Depending on what games you've been playing, you may not have ramped your GTX470 up to a really high demand. I would not trust your PSU to support it for long at full power, and as he said, it is very likely to take other parts with it when it dies.
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