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550w enough for i5 and HD6870?

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July 18, 2011 11:21:19 PM

So I'm a couple of days away of building my newest rig in 5-6 years or something. And I'm wondering if the 550W PSU I acquired is functional for this setup:

CPU: Intel i5 2500 (3.3 GHz)
Mobo: MSI H67MA-E35 (B3)
GPU: ATI Sapphire HD 6870
Case with 1 regular 120mm fan + 4 LED 120mm fans
1 CD/DVD RW drive
1 Card Reader drive

So I bought a XFX Pro 550W Core Edition. It is a single rail unit, with a maximum output of 44 apms from the 12v rail. Should this be more than enough to power the system? Minimum recommended for the 6870 is a 500W PSU.

I'm not planning on doing any overclocking. Might boost up the i5 to turbo mode or OC the 6870 a bit but if I do it will be on extremely rare occasions and will only be a bit. Hell I'm not even sure if I can do this on a H67 motherboard.

Well, any thought would be appreciated. Thank you. :) 

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a c 145 ) Power supply
July 18, 2011 11:33:25 PM

You are good. The official recommendations tend to overstate the need to account for low quality psu's. Yours is a good one.
July 29, 2011 12:18:14 AM

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July 29, 2011 12:18:34 AM

Currently running my setup and it runs just fine :) 
a b ) Power supply
July 29, 2011 4:57:06 PM

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