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FX 8150 and my power supply?

Asus M5A97
8gb 1333 Gskill Ram
6870 1gb
Phenom ii x4 955
Corsair CX600 (600watt PSU)

Really been eyballing the FX 8150.

Will my PSU be able to handle it in tandem with the 6870?

Also whats a great aftermarket cooler for it for under say... 50 bucks. Thanks. :)
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  1. Yes, your PSU will be able to handle the FX-8150 without a problem.

    Also, the Hyper 212 EVO is a great budget cooler for only $30 :)
  2. Best answer
    Absolutely, it'll be fine.

    And a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is a great cooler for that price range.
  3. 2 in a row suggesting the 212 EVO. :) Thats a good sign. Also thanks for the quick responses.
  4. You're welcome :)

    The 212 is a very modest and robust cooler for its price. I personally use it with my OC'd 2700k and it keeps my CPU within very reasonable temperatures.
  5. Bran187 said:
    2 in a row suggesting the 212 EVO. :) Thats a good sign. Also thanks for the quick responses.


    Yeah, lol, and you're welcome. :)
  6. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Yeah, lol, and you're welcome. :)


    You fast rabbit! You're like a gunslinger in the wild west with these replies :lol: keep beating me to it! :D (When did this become a competition anyway?) :whistle:
  7. mocchan said:
    You fast rabbit! You're like a gunslinger in the wild west with these replies :lol: keep beating me to it! :D (When did this become a competition anyway?) :whistle:


    :lol:
  8. Just a personal thing, i'd hold off for piledriver, since its basically the eve of its release in like a month and a half.
  9. dudewitbow said:
    Just a personal thing, i'd hold off for piledriver, since its basically the eve of its release in like a month and a half.

    Is it that close to launch already? I'm definitely behind on these rumors/news type of things...
  10. dudewitbow said:
    Just a personal thing, i'd hold off for piledriver, since its basically the eve of its release in like a month and a half.


    I have also thought about that, but I have decided since this upgrade only needs to hold me over till next July (gonna spoil myself with a new build) that the FX 8150 with a modest OC (maybe up to 4.0ish) will do.
  11. Bran187 said:
    I have also thought about that, but I have decided since this upgrade only needs to hold me over till next July (gonna spoil myself with a new build) that the FX 8150 with a modest OC (maybe up to 4.0ish) will do.


    Unless you want to have fun OCing the 8150, I would personally stay with the X4 955 you already have in your rig. If you OC it to around 3.8Ghz-4Ghz, it will definitely last you until next July without a problem.
  12. mocchan said:
    Unless you want to have fun OCing the 8150, I would personally stay with the X4 955 you already have in your rig. If you OC it to around 3.8Ghz-4Ghz, it will definitely last you until next July without a problem.


    Main reason im going for the upgrade is cause im gonna donate the 955 to my little brother. :) His athlon is beggining to have struggles.
  13. Bran187 said:
    Main reason im going for the upgrade is cause im gonna donate the 955 to my little brother. :) His athlon is beggining to have struggles.

    Ahh I see.. I know what that's like -coughs- My brother took my 560 Ti and Crosshair IV Formula saying his rig was better due to his 955 OCing better than mine (his could reach 4.2Ghz while mine capped at 3.8Ghz)..what a lousy excuse :pfff:

    You may want to look at the Phenom II X4 965 for yourself in that case. They're cheaper to save you some $$$ :lol:
  14. mocchan said:
    Ahh I see.. I know what that's like -coughs- My brother took my 560 Ti and Crosshair IV Formula saying his rig was better due to his 955 OCing better than mine (his could reach 4.2Ghz while mine capped at 3.8Ghz)..what a lousy excuse :pfff:

    You may want to look at the Phenom II X4 965 for yourself in that case. They're cheaper to save you some $$$ :lol:


    Was yours/his black edition?

    Mine is one of those few 'locked multipler OEM' 955's. :( Max i could pump out was 3.8 as well. (While still being within acceptable temps that is XD)
  15. Bran187 said:
    Was yours/his black edition?

    Mine is one of those few 'locked multipler OEM' 955's. :( Max i could pump out was 3.8 as well. (While still being within acceptable temps that is XD)


    Haha, yes, both of ours were Black Editions :) He got very lucky... (damn you Silicon Lottery!) I think the highest he could go before he ran into temperature issues was around 4.3?

    I couldn't even hit 3.9Ghz without pumping 1.5v into my chip lol!
  16. mocchan said:
    Haha, yes, both of ours were Black Editions :) He got very lucky... (damn you Silicon Lottery!) I think the highest he could go before he ran into temperature issues was around 4.3?

    I couldn't even hit 3.9Ghz without pumping 1.5v into my chip lol!


    Haha, yeah luck of the draw.

    I have heard of people going as high as 1.65 just to hit 4.0! That takes balls, i would never dare go that high. lol
  17. Bran187 said:
    Haha, yeah luck of the draw.

    I have heard of people going as high as 1.65 just to hit 4.0! That takes balls, i would never dare go that high. lol


    Yes I agree...I wouldn't even dare go past 1.5v, which is why I never really attempted to see if I could even get 4.0 stable :lol:
  18. Best answer selected by Bran187.
  19. Just thought i would give you guys an update.

    Purchased the 8150 as well as the 212 Evo. :) Also got some new case fans and some Arctic Silver 5 while i was at it.

    Thanks again everybody.
  20. You're welcome. :)
  21. Have fun with your rig! :)
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