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June 25, 2012 1:54:23 PM

CORSAIR CX 600W V2 ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V PSU
Link: http://www.dustinhome.dk/product/5010596236/corsair-cx-...

Is 600W enough to power:
CPU:
AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo
(Read that this has a max of 95W)

Motherboard:
Asus M5A78L-M LX Motherboard (Micro ATX, Socket AM3+, 5200MT/S, DDR3, Core Unlocker)

Video Card:
Sapphire 11179-09-20G HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
(Read that this has a max of 500W)

Optical Drive:
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare

Thanks!

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a b ) Power supply
June 25, 2012 2:14:04 PM

Yes. The Corsair CX600wV2 is a good quality PSU & will be sufficient for your rig.
The Antec HCG 620w M would be a much better choice, if you can afford it. :) 
a b ) Power supply
June 25, 2012 3:48:09 PM

CX is just ok, but it'll work.

A 400w psu would be more than enough for that system.
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June 26, 2012 10:15:31 PM

Are you sure? Like really-really sure that only 400W is enough? Because as I wrote only the CPU and graphics card can consume 600 Watts alone. Just check these links:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004R7MTPQ/ref=ox_sc...
(scroll down)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005UBNL0A/ref=ox_sc...
(scroll down)

If you still are then explain me detailed why, so I have a reason to believe you. thanks!

NB: I need to know it because Im gonna choose between these two PSUs:
http://www.dustinhome.dk/product/5010640894/corsair-gs-...
http://www.dustinhome.dk/product/5010596236/corsair-cx-...
a b ) Power supply
June 27, 2012 6:51:25 AM

The 6870 requires a 500 Watt or greater power supply with 24A on its +12V rail.
However...
Quote:
Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor

from Ko888 ^

The CX600 with 40A on its +12V rail is quite sufficient for your rig. SO is the GS500.
Even the CX430 with 28A, would be sufficient. But considering your FX4100 to be OC'd, which is quite power hungry,
the CX600V2 would be a better/safer option.
June 27, 2012 7:16:04 AM

mortenfc said:
CORSAIR CX 600W V2 ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V PSU
Link: http://www.dustinhome.dk/product/5010596236/corsair-cx-...

Is 600W enough to power:
CPU:
AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo
(Read that this has a max of 95W)

Motherboard:
Asus M5A78L-M LX Motherboard (Micro ATX, Socket AM3+, 5200MT/S, DDR3, Core Unlocker)

Video Card:
Sapphire 11179-09-20G HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
(Read that this has a max of 500W)

Optical Drive:
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare

Thanks!


Hi mortenfc,

As per your configuration, your PC can run fine on a 500w PSU whether you overclock it or not.

I would suggest you to get this one---
SeaSonic 520w Modular PSU---$70---
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This PSU features Active Power Correction, has efficiency greater than 85%, delivers 40A on a single +12V rail and has two PCI-E connectors. It is modular too and I think it will be cheaper than Corsair 600w PSU.

This PSU will last for years delivering continuous and reliable power supply to your system.

Regards,
SmartGeek
June 27, 2012 12:23:07 PM

Nah that one costs around 150$ in DK ^^.

But I still don't understand why really below 600W is enough because I filled a test for how much Continuesly Watt I'll need for my build and it said 588. Thats why I am looking at this: (And can you tell me how much Amp there are @+12, couldnt find it :) 
http://www.dustinhome.dk/product/5010462266/ocz-modxstr...

And can you tell me how much amp there are @+12V here as well, would really help me in choosing, cause I can't find any place on the net thats says it :S:
http://www.dustinhome.dk/product/5010640894/corsair-gs-...
June 27, 2012 12:46:17 PM

Okay Tyvm, Ill get that one.
!