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Is my Power ok? Thermaltake toughpower 750w

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June 26, 2012 5:27:24 PM

I have a Thermaltake 750w PS. It is reviewed here:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

I ask the question, because as you can see the PS was tested in 2006. I have had this PS for about 4-5 years, and I bought it new.

Think this is still ok for newer PC's? I am running a i5 2500K and a HD6950 flashed to 6970, and run a CPU > GPU loop on Swiftech WC with a triple radiator. I ask because I am about to start overclocking.

CJ

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June 26, 2012 5:53:50 PM

A system with an HD6970 requires a 500W PSU with at least 32A on the 12V rails and two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors. The Thermaltake Toughpower 750W is an excellent PSU and has tons of extra capacity for OC on both the CPU and GPU in your rig. A good Quality PSU like this can easily last 7-10 years; you are safe to continue using this PSU in your rig with overclocking.
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June 26, 2012 6:03:23 PM

Rugger said:
A system with an HD6970 requires a 500W PSU with at least 32A on the 12V rails and two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors. The Thermaltake Toughpower 750W is an excellent PSU and has tons of extra capacity for OC on both the CPU and GPU in your rig. A good Quality PSU like this can easily last 7-10 years; you are safe to continue using this PSU in your rig with overclocking.


Thanks so much for the response Rugger!
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June 26, 2012 6:03:23 PM

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a c 159 ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 6:08:10 PM

Glad I could help - good luck on high clocks and enjoy your OCd rig!
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June 26, 2012 6:46:10 PM

I have the exact same PSU, and it is now 6 years old. I run a 4.0ghz clock 24/7 on my PH II x6 1090t, and I also run a HD5870 on it. Both my CPU and GPU use more power than the 2500k, and HD6970 I believe. I also have 5 HDD's total, and run 7 120mm fans. I've never had a hitch with this PSU. I've even had the cpu run at 4.2ghz and my HD5870 running about 20% above stock on this PSU.

I think you will have lots of headroom. Good that you got a Toughpower series PSU, because the Thermaltake TR2's are nowhere near the quality as the Toughpower series and I wouldn't expect them to last near as long.

PS: When I was first picking up my HD5870 I was in these forums asking the same questions. lol.
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