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September 30, 2012 9:13:02 AM

Hi all guys, like the thread title say, i have to build a new pc, planning on take as mobo Asus P8Z77-VLK, as cpu i5 3750, ram 8gb 1600 mhz corsair or kingston, and gpu amd sapphire 7950hd. I keep my old blue ray dvd reader and my 2 hd 500 gb each one western digital.
I want to know my old corsair 600w power supply is enough for the new pc?
Thanks in advance ofr the answer :) .

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September 30, 2012 9:27:15 AM

Yes
September 30, 2012 9:29:33 AM

You need to check the +12V amperage, not the total wattage, to find that out. Please ignore miki_x1's inaccurate answer.
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September 30, 2012 9:41:08 AM

Why should he ignore miki_x1's answer ? I am sure "Alpharius" just needed a yes and no answer.

There is no need discrediting others here. Clearly 600w is more than enough for his hardware. No explanation or complex terms are needed.

Let's keep it professional here people !
September 30, 2012 9:42:56 AM

Nedal0 said:
Why should he ignore miki_x1's answer ? I am sure "Alpharius" just needed a yes and no answer.

There is no need discrediting others here. Clearly 600w is more than enough for his hardware. No explanation or complex terms are needed.

Let's keep it professional here people !


600W is a combined +3.3V, +5V, and +12V rating. Pretty much only +12V is what matters because pretty much any amount on the other two rails is sufficient for them. Using the total wattage is thus useless in this situation, especially since we don't know what model PSU OP has. There is no accurate yes or no answer to this question without first getting info on the 12V rail(s). Even worse is that we don't even know the age of OPs PSU except that it might be old and many old PSUs have a far higher ratio of the lower voltages than the 12V volage in amperage per rail, so this PSU might not have enough 12V amperage. We need more information. So, yes, that earlier post should be ignored regardless of what will be said of the offensiveness of this statement.
September 30, 2012 9:54:36 AM

luciferano said:
600W is a combined +3.3V, +5V, and +12V rating. Pretty much only +12V is what matters because pretty much any amount on the other two rails is sufficient for them. Using the total wattage is thus useless in this situation, especially since we don't know what model PSU OP has. There is no accurate yes or no answer to this question without first getting info on the 12V rail(s). Even worse is that we don't even know the age of OPs PSU except that it might be old and many old PSUs have a far higher ratio of the lower voltages than the 12V volage in amperage per rail, so this PSU might not have enough 12V amperage. We need more information. So, yes, that earlier post should be ignored regardless of what will be said of the offensiveness of this statement.


This is Corsair we're talking here. Their 12V amps is plenty.

I'm sure you know about this. :rolleyes:
September 30, 2012 9:56:57 AM

acerace said:
This is Corsair we're talking here. Their 12V amps is plenty.

I'm sure you know about this. :rolleyes:


We don't know the age of the PSU and if it's an old enough model, then it could have insufficient +12V amperage regardless of the brand.
September 30, 2012 9:59:19 AM

if OP give us exact age and model of his PSU we could give him more accurate answer but i really do not believe that crosair ever made a 600w PSU with less then 360W(30A) on 12V rail
September 30, 2012 10:08:08 AM

miki_x1 said:
if OP give us exact age and model of his PSU we could give him more accurate answer but i really do not believe that crosair ever made a 600w PSU with less then 360W(30A) on 12V rail


Probably not, but I wouldn't want to risk OP's system on a guess, especially when knowing for sure is as easy as OP simply looking at the sticker on the PSU in has or her case.
September 30, 2012 10:10:05 AM

even my seasonic 560w can power this specs, i dont see why a corsair 600w cant
September 30, 2012 10:12:09 AM

tukbol7 said:
even my seasonic 560w can power this specs, i dont see why a corsair 600w cant


How old is your PSU? What are it's specs? You know them for your PSU. You don't know OP's PSU's age and specs. Heck, I've seen 500W PSUs that have about double the +12V amperage of some 550W PSUs, so it's entirely possible that OP's PSU is insufficient, albeit unlikely.
September 30, 2012 10:30:00 AM

The power supply is a ATX 600w V2 Corsair
September 30, 2012 10:43:53 AM

OP, that could define several different PSUs. If you'd simply check the sticker on the side of the PSU in the computer case, look at the +12V amperage on the +12V rail(s), and tell us it, we can give you an accurate and definitive answer as to whether or not that PSU should be enough.
September 30, 2012 10:56:27 AM

On the side stick ther is write CX600 m8, i use this for a sli of 450 gts if this care
September 30, 2012 11:41:56 AM

Alpharius said:
On the side stick ther is write CX600 m8, i use this for a sli of 450 gts if this care


GTS 450 SLI probably has fairly similar power consumption to the Radeon 7950, so you'll probably be fine. However, if you simply read the +12V amperage off of the sticker, we'd be more sure.
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September 30, 2012 12:04:15 PM

It's a CX600, 40 amps, settle down
September 30, 2012 12:28:51 PM

luciferano said:
GTS 450 SLI probably has fairly similar power consumption to the Radeon 7950, so you'll probably be fine. However, if you simply read the +12V amperage off of the sticker, we'd be more sure.


It's Corsair 600W V2. Fairly new to the market. With 40A on the 12V rail. Still doesn't enough??
September 30, 2012 1:40:08 PM

acerace said:
It's Corsair 600W V2. Fairly new to the market. With 40A on the 12V rail. Still doesn't enough??


Alright, we now know that it's enough. Can you really blame me for wanting to be sure instead of going by a guess?
September 30, 2012 2:04:08 PM

Thanks all for your answer guys, really appreciated :) 
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