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GTX550ti and Phenom ii x4 965 BE in 500watts PSU

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September 3, 2012 7:26:38 PM

Phenom ii x4 965 Black Edition 3.4ghz
GTX550 ti
500w PSU



Can anyone tell me if the 500w power supply is enough to handle phenom ii x4 965 and GTX550ti?
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September 3, 2012 7:40:09 PM

If it is a quality PSU, you should have no problems running that combination.
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September 3, 2012 8:14:00 PM

A good 500 watt PSU is sufficent, for the matter so would a 430 watt such as the Corsair CX430v2.
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September 3, 2012 9:11:50 PM

You could un SLI 550's with 500 watts. That will be no issue at all.
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September 3, 2012 9:36:32 PM

Yea, it probably would work (SLi 550 TIs that is), but I think you'd be pushing it. Especially if you overclock the Phenom..
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September 3, 2012 9:38:50 PM

if I were you I would go with a cooler master 700w just to be safe. you can order one from newegg for like 70$

and this way if you want to upgrade in the future or do some overclocking you don't have to worry about getting a new PSU :p  but I used to run a 550ti on a 500w rocketfish psu and it was just fine.
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September 3, 2012 9:49:27 PM

Cooler Master is like one of the worst brands you could possibly buy a PSU from for the record.

As far as the power consumption,

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3936/palit_geforce_gtx...

550 TI SLi (2 550 TIs) and one 1st gen Core i7-980 Extreme overclocked to 4.2GHZ, which uses about as much power, if not more than a Phenom II @ 4.0GHZ only uses 437 watts under load. Which means, a strong 500 watt PSU could handle the setup as Thently pointed out. Although, you generally want to build in at least a 30% extra wattage factor into your PSU buying. The 500 watt comes close enough that in a pinch you could do it, 430 watts is plenty for just one 550 TI.
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September 3, 2012 9:55:40 PM

nekulturny said:
Cooler Master is like one of the worst brands you could possibly buy a PSU from for the record.

As far as the power consumption,

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3936/palit_geforce_gtx...

550 TI SLi (2 550 TIs) and one 1st gen Core i7-980 Extreme overclocked to 4.2GHZ, which uses about as much power, if not more than a Phenom II @ 4.0GHZ only uses 437 watts under load. Which means, a strong 500 watt PSU could handle the setup as Thently pointed out. Although, you generally want to build in at least a 30% extra wattage factor into your PSU buying. The 500 watt comes close enough that in a pinch you could do it, 430 watts is plenty for just one 550 TI.


What's wrong with cooler master PSUs? :x all I read about it are good reviews, but if you know you should tell me lmao because I have one and if they are known to damage hardware I will replace it immediately but I can't find anything on google.

Don't mean to hijack a threat or anything, just don't want to piss off mouse monkey by starting a new one when I can ask here :p 
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September 3, 2012 9:56:59 PM

I was running an i5-2500K @4.5ghz with my 550ti @1ghz with the corsair CX430V2!
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September 3, 2012 10:00:59 PM

nekulturny said:
Depends on the model you have. There have been several that CoolerMaster flat out lied about their capabilities, and there are some that while decent, still have better performing ones in the same price range from other brands. But yes, poor voltage regulation is one of the problems that have plagued many of their models.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/11/22/cooler_master...



that sounds horrible @_@ I have this http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Could you verify that it's safe so I'm not freaking out all day lmao
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September 3, 2012 10:01:50 PM

Depends on the model you have. There have been several that CoolerMaster flat out lied about their capabilities, and there are some that while decent, still have better performing ones in the same price range from other brands. But yes, poor voltage regulation is one of the problems that have plagued many of their models.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/11/22/cooler_master...

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September 3, 2012 10:08:42 PM

Just Google your model number for reviews, and look for reputable sites like Hardware Secrets, HARDOCP, etc. HardOCP are the ones I'd take as "gospel truth", they are known for really hardcore testing, and making sure a power supply does exactly what the manufacturer says it will do, if they say it puts out 700 watts, and it only puts out 695, they give it a big fat fail.

Although I can't seem to find one of that particular model, truth be told I didn't look as hard as I probably could but... I found this, I wasn't kidding you about them lying.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

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Why manufacturers like Cooler Master are still carrying power supplies with fake wattages is a mystery to us. We know that this is a very low-end power supply, but this doesn’t give the manufacturer the right to lie. This unit should be labeled as a 450 W unit and sold for half of its price. Being labeled as a 600 W product and sold for USD 70, it is a complete rip-off.

If you pull more than 450 W from this product, it will offer real risk to your computer,
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September 4, 2012 3:42:09 AM

When the time I'm looking for a PSU, I'm choosing between Cougar ST 500 and CoolerMaster EXtreme 500w.. Both have the same price.

But I choose the Cougar 500w..


So I'm using Cougar 500w power supply..


Anyway guys what can you say about my Power Supply?..
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September 4, 2012 3:56:01 AM

Whichever 500W it is, it's made by HEC.

So, it "should" be better than the Cooler Master.
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September 4, 2012 4:24:36 AM

what res are u running at 720 u will be fine if u upgrade to 1920x1080 the gtx 550ti would run games tht great
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