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Should This PSU be enough for my i7 3820?

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April 15, 2012 10:09:20 AM

I had a corsair PSU that was 850 watts, it recently died after i ordered my new setup.

First off i was running a FX-8120, but i disliked it immensely. I have been a AMD fan boy for a long time. But i have to face the facts that the Intel Lineup decimates it.

So recently i ordered a i7-3820 CPU along w/ a Asus p9 x79 Pro motherboard. I was using air for the CPU cooler for the 8120. I decided to go w/ a h80 to cool the 3820.

I get all the parts in, and i am about to setup the 3820 to find out when i open the H80 box the cord was not attached to the pump. So i did a RMA on it. I should be getting it tomorrow.

During this time, my corsair PSU died on me, very sad. So until i get paid, (which is in about 2 weeks). I cant get another PSU. I have as a back up.

My whole system will look like :

Corsair H80
Asus X79 Pro
4 x 4gb of Ripjaw ram
120gb Mushkin Chronos SSD
Seagate Barracuda 750gig HD
HD 6950
A external WD 2TB HD

I know it is a horrible PSU, it ran my 8120. I bought the corsair PSU used from a friend who upgraded his comp. I got a few good months out it. I only paid 20 dollars for it.

I was wondering, if it would work. I do not want to hurt my CPU or board from there not having enough power. Also i want to see if the components i have work before the 30 days run out.

thank you all in advance for your advice.

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April 15, 2012 10:43:22 AM

Well it should serve you well for a couple of months, but this PSU is a complete Chinese garbage (as said on newegg's feedback) and blown up with many users after a little short time, so don't depend on it.
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April 15, 2012 10:52:02 AM

Which is why the XFX's and Corsair TX---V2's are such good deals. They are also built by Seasonic.
April 15, 2012 1:22:52 PM

I will be getting another PSU in a few weeks when i get paid. I plan on going w/ the xfx 1050 watt one.
(Its the same one as Linus uses for his personal PC)
April 15, 2012 3:42:55 PM

Best answer selected by starcore.
April 15, 2012 3:43:25 PM

How old is the Corsair? I believe it has a 5 year warranty. I had a TX 850 that went bad after about a year, but to Corsair's credit they sent me a new one in just a few days.
April 22, 2012 12:00:22 AM

Just bought a COUGAR CMX 1000 COUGAR-1000CMX 1000W
a b ) Power supply
April 22, 2012 12:19:18 AM

Cool then.