What psu is better for a gigabyte 6950 oc

i have a gigabyte 6950 oc and i was wondering what psu is better a
antec 520w high current gamer or a
xfx 550w core edition full wired bronze
5 answers Last reply
More about what gigabyte 6950
  1. For a system using a single Radeon HD 6950 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 32 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT a crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important.

    The Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W (HCG-520), with its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6950.

    The XFX ProSeries 550W Core Edition Full Wired (Bronze) (P1-550S-XXB9), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 44 Amps and with one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6950.
  2. They both review well.
    The only down to either is they are non modular and the xfx looks non standard size.
    I would go with the antech; good manufacturer, good warranty.
  3. Well here is a PSU chart and Info I hope this answers your questions. But If I had to choose the XFX one.

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322966-28-list-recommended-psus
  4. The XFX P1-550S-XXB9 is 5.9"W x 3.4"H x 6.7"D which is standard ATX form factor.

    The Antec HCG-520 has a 3-Year Warranty and the XFX P1-550S-XXB9 has a 5-Year Warranty.
  5. ko888 said:
    The XFX P1-550S-XXB9 is 5.9"W x 3.4"H x 6.7"D which is standard ATX form factor.

    The Antec HCG-520 has a 3-Year Warranty and the XFX P1-550S-XXB9 has a 5-Year Warranty.

    The size looked a bit off to me when looking at pics in the reviews. They are both good psus but dimensions are important as well
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Core Antec Gigabyte Graphics