Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

FX 8150 and my power supply?

Last response: in CPUs
Share
August 29, 2012 5:11:02 AM

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. :) 

More about : 8150 power supply

a c 109 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:13:12 AM

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 :) 
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 283 à CPUs
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 76 ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:13:41 AM

Absolutely, it'll be fine.

And a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is a great cooler for that price range.
Share
Related resources
August 29, 2012 5:14:46 AM

2 in a row suggesting the 212 EVO. :)  Thats a good sign. Also thanks for the quick responses.
m
0
l
a c 109 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:15:52 AM

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.
m
0
l
a c 283 à CPUs
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 76 ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:16:13 AM

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. :) 
m
0
l
a c 109 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:16:58 AM

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: 
m
0
l
a c 283 à CPUs
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 76 ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:17:47 AM

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: 
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:19:23 AM

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.
m
0
l
a c 109 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:20:09 AM

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...
m
0
l
August 29, 2012 5:22:16 AM

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.
m
0
l
a c 109 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:23:55 AM

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.
m
0
l
August 29, 2012 5:33:03 AM

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.
m
0
l
a c 109 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:34:44 AM

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: 
m
0
l
August 29, 2012 5:43:06 AM

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)
m
0
l
a c 109 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:46:10 AM

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!
m
0
l
August 29, 2012 5:50:00 AM

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
m
0
l
a c 109 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 29, 2012 5:53:37 AM

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: 

m
0
l
August 29, 2012 5:53:50 AM

Best answer selected by Bran187.
m
0
l
August 30, 2012 3:08:05 AM

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.
m
0
l
a c 283 à CPUs
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 76 ) Power supply
August 30, 2012 3:11:27 AM

You're welcome. :) 
m
0
l
a c 109 à CPUs
a b ) Power supply
August 30, 2012 3:12:41 AM

Have fun with your rig! :) 
m
0
l
!