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Will a 600w PSU work for this biuld?

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December 15, 2011 10:27:00 PM

Hi, I am planing on building a PC in a few weeks and I am having problems picking out a PSU.

I am planing on building a computer with these specs:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1035t (95w)


Motherboard: Asus

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6870

Case: NZXT source 210 with 3 high performance case fans.

HDD: 1TB 7200RMP

RAM: 8Gb 1600MHz

OS: Windows 7

Extra stuff: Wireless n card

The PSU I am planing on getting is a Corsair Builder Series 600XV2 it is an 80 plus bronze certified PSU as well.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Will this PSU would be powerful enough to use for this build?

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December 15, 2011 10:43:22 PM

A PSU power calculator gave a bit below 500W (unless I forgot to put something in) as recommended PSU wattage so 600W should be plenty.
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December 15, 2011 10:51:44 PM

Arzhur said:
A PSU power calculator gave a bit below 500W (unless I forgot to put something in) as recommended PSU wattage so 600W should be plenty.


Are you sure that the max amps will be high enough? I don't really understand that concept very well...
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December 15, 2011 11:17:50 PM

I can't seem to find what the required for the current for the 6870 is, so I cannot be sure. Your 12v rail provides 40A so if I am not mistaken if the 6870 need anything less than 40A it should be fine. You should just note that the PSU is not not the certified PSU list of the AMD site.
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December 15, 2011 11:29:55 PM

Ok, that sounds good. I guess I would be better off getting the TX650 then?
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December 15, 2011 11:50:53 PM

I guess that it would be a safer choice as it's on the list. There is no reason why it will not work then. It's current for the 12V is 53A which is of course better.
The XFX 650W Core Edition should also work as the spec are the same (I have the 750W version and am very pleased with it). It is not on the list but I don't see why it would not work if you want to save $20. I would say that the only reason that it is no ton the list is because XFX is only starting to establish itself as a PSU brand and therefore it has not been tested yet.
This is just my opinion. If you want to be extreamly safe go for the TX650.
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December 16, 2011 1:48:11 AM

Arzhur said:
I guess that it would be a safer choice as it's on the list. There is no reason why it will not work then. It's current for the 12V is 53A which is of course better.
The XFX 650W Core Edition should also work as the spec are the same (I have the 750W version and am very pleased with it). It is not on the list but I don't see why it would not work if you want to save $20. I would say that the only reason that it is no ton the list is because XFX is only starting to establish itself as a PSU brand and therefore it has not been tested yet.
This is just my opinion. If you want to be extreamly safe go for the TX650.


Thanks! But it looks like that XFX card is $90 as well. I have had bad experiences with rebates before and don't count them in the price of my builds.
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December 16, 2011 8:27:02 PM

The XFX power supply looks good, but according to tiger direct it only has 2 4 pin molex connectors. I found the PSU on XFX's website and they say it has "up to 7" 4 pin convectors. They also claim it has 8 SATA connectors, which again differs from what tiger direct says. Can you offer any clarification on this?
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December 16, 2011 9:19:41 PM

My manual says that the 650W version has the following connectors:
1 x Mainboard (24/20 Pin)
1 x CPU (8/4 Pin)
2 x PCI-E (6+2 Pin)
2 x PCI-E (6 Pin)
8 x SATA
7 x Perpheral (4 Pin)
1 x FDD (4 Pin)
I have the 750W version so I cannot be sure that this is right but it should be if it is in the manual (the manual is for the 650W, 750W and 850W versions).
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December 16, 2011 10:21:00 PM

Yeah, I just found the same thing on a review site. If you care I have decided to go with the XFX over the corsair because it has a few less bad reviews. Thank you very much for the suggestion!
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December 16, 2011 10:21:40 PM

Oh yeah, how do I close this thread?
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