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July 6, 2011 4:52:22 AM

Hey guys I was wondering if this PSU is sufficient enough to power all of my components, Here is my rig:
-AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processo
-HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
-ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
-6GB DDR2 Ram
-500GB WD HDD
-Sony OPTICAL dvd

Here is the new PSU I'm going to purchase : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


P.S- I do not plan to be OC'ing any of these parts.

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July 6, 2011 5:35:17 AM

The theory is that it should be good enough, but I wouldn't trust it. You'd be better off with a quality 500w unit (the PSU you linked couldn't be trusted for more than 500w anyway) like this one:

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

or, even cheaper *and* better IMO, this 550w unit:

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

Both of these units can easily be taken right up to their advertised limits and still be rock solid.

On a semi-related note, have you purchased all of the other components yet?
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July 6, 2011 5:38:24 AM

Yup I have! Why's that?
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July 6, 2011 5:43:28 AM

Just wondering, typically you'll get better performance running 4gb of RAM on that motherboard than 6gb.
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July 6, 2011 5:44:23 AM

Oh, originally I had 4gb, then I threw out some old computers and had leftover, so I stuck some in the other two slots.
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July 6, 2011 5:44:33 AM

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