Solved Should This PSU be enough for my i7 3820? Tags: Power Supplies Intel i7 Corsair Components Product Last response: April 22, 2012 12:19 AM in Components Share starcore 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... as a back up. My whole system will look like : I7-3820 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. More about : psu 3820 Best solution ilysaml a b ) Power supply 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. kcsmacker April 15, 2012 10:46:44 AM http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index... according to this Yes. I would never put that cheap and bad reviewed of a PSU in a system this pricy or nice. I would rather just wait to buy a new one. When it comes to PSUs no one beats seasonic http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-151-... Related resources I7 3770k for gaming over i7 3820 ? - Forum I5 2500k now or i7 3820 next month - Forum SandyBridge-E 3820 - Affordable enough to beat Sandy Bridge? - Forum I7 3820 , i7 2600K, i5 2550K or i5 2500K? - Forum Intel® Core i7 3820 Processor good for serious gaming? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc a c 144 ) Power supply 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. starcore 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) starcore April 15, 2012 3:42:55 PM Best answer selected by starcore. Max Collodi 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. starcore April 22, 2012 12:00:22 AM Just bought a COUGAR CMX 1000 COUGAR-1000CMX 1000W ilysaml a b ) Power supply April 22, 2012 12:19:18 AM Cool then. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWorth upgrading to 3820 /3770k from i7 950 w/ GTX 680? ForumI7 3820 overclocking questions ForumShould i go for I7-3770K or i7- 3820 ForumFinishing my 3820 .. Help prevent further mistakes. ForumI7-3930k with x1 Radeon 7970 or i7- 3820 with x2 Radeon 7970 ForumI7 3820 @ 4.7 temps normal? ForumFX 8320 vs i5 3570k vs i7 3770 vs i7 3820 ForumFirst Time PC Build Update: Ivy Bridge vs. Core i7- 3820 , and Cases ForumI7 3820 or 3930k ForumDifferance from a 6100 to an I7 3820 ? ForumNew Ivy Bridge 3770k or 3820 ? ForumUpgrading Need advice 2700K VS New Hex Core i7- 3820 ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumThis GPU with E8400? ForumWill I need a bigger PSU? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !