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Intel i7 2600- Special Power Supply?

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May 3, 2012 2:16:06 PM

So I just bought:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+-+8...

And as expected the power supply needs upgrading.

The I have Antec 550W:

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

Is this compatable with an i7 motherboard, and is it good enough for it?

Should i buy a newer one?

(BTW the power supply was never used, it was given to me by a college professor who had no need for it)
a c 158 ) Power supply
May 3, 2012 2:26:38 PM

What are all of your system specs? That PSU has enough power to run almost any single-GPU system. It is compatible with any motherboard that requires either a 4-pin or 8-pin power connector for the CPU (i.e. it is compatible with ATV12 and EPS12V motherboards).

What PSU are you replacing with the Antec Neopower 550W?
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May 3, 2012 2:49:04 PM

Someone stated on a forum that is uses Asus's P8H67-M PRO motherboard
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 3, 2012 2:50:36 PM

The BB link was broken. ;) 
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 3, 2012 2:52:08 PM

If you're not going to install a separate graphics card, then you don't really need to upgrade the PSU.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 3, 2012 2:56:49 PM

Th CR and Asus links worked. One of things that I'm not sure about is the GPU that will be in your specific PC...Asus gives multiple options and CR's had a GTS 520. What video card will your PC have in it? If your PC is coming pre-assembled and tested, then why are you upgrading the PSU? Are you changing other components after you get the PC?
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May 3, 2012 3:01:37 PM

I am putting my radeon 6670, which is better than the gts 520, in it. The card requirese a 400w power supply. Plus i plan to add on the computer, as a save money up, like a higher end graphics card. I bought tthat specific pc cause reviews of it said it was a good computer to upgrade. And the first step in that would be upgrading the power suppy.
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May 3, 2012 3:36:27 PM

So i assume the PSU will work?
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 3, 2012 5:27:28 PM

Yes it will. It's not the best PSU on the market, but Antec makes good PSUs and you can't beat the price ($0 for you).
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