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Will this PSU be able to power my gfx and CPU?

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October 23, 2012 2:44:49 AM

Will this PSU be able to power my gfx and CPU, with room for all the other parts like motherboard, DVD-RW, HDD, etc.

The parts are,
Gfx: radeon hd 7950 sapphire OC edition
CPU, i5 ivy bridge, don't remember if it's 2056k or else
PSU, generic modular 530w PSU

Any help would be appreciated, as this is my first build, I am open to suggestions, I will upgrade the PSU when I upgrade it 2yrs down the line but for now if this works il use it, I can get the presice specs on it if need be, thanks in advance.

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October 23, 2012 4:14:20 AM

530W is enough for that system.
A generic PSU worries me though. Do you have a link or model number?
Low quality PSUs can potentially damage components and even start fires in some cases. They also don't last as long, don't offer suitable over voltage protection (and other protections). Lastly, they often advertise falsely with their combined wattage figure.
So link the PSU or give me it's model name and I'll tell you if it's ok.

It'd also be a good idea to run the whole build by someone here before purchasing.
October 23, 2012 4:34:20 AM

slicedtoad said:
530W is enough for that system.
A generic PSU worries me though. Do you have a link or model number?
Low quality PSUs can potentially damage components and even start fires in some cases. They also don't last as long, don't offer suitable over voltage protection (and other protections). Lastly, they often advertise falsely with their combined wattage figure.
So link the PSU or give me it's model name and I'll tell you if it's ok.

It'd also be a good idea to run the whole build by someone here before purchasing.


Okay, the links for the PSU and the specs for the build il give you them in a sec i need to pull them up, the PSU is 80 certified, I said generic because I forgot the model name.

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October 23, 2012 4:42:36 AM

slicedtoad said:
530W is enough for that system.
A generic PSU worries me though. Do you have a link or model number?
Low quality PSUs can potentially damage components and even start fires in some cases. They also don't last as long, don't offer suitable over voltage protection (and other protections). Lastly, they often advertise falsely with their combined wattage figure.
So link the PSU or give me it's model name and I'll tell you if it's ok.

It'd also be a good idea to run the whole build by someone here before purchasing.


Sorry bout that, i posted this from my ipad and had to go over to the ol' pc, here are the links.

Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
GFX: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
>>PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... <<
HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Wireless: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Sound card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Moniter: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 23, 2012 4:45:04 AM

Raidmax is a bad choice. Let me see if I can offer you a revised list.
October 23, 2012 4:47:49 AM

slicedtoad said:
Raidmax is a bad choice. Let me see if I can offer you a revised list.


Okay.
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October 23, 2012 4:56:39 AM

Some questions:
-Is this a primarily gaming build?
-Do you have a sound card for a specific reason? Modern GPUs have perfectly good sound cards build in unless you are an audiofile (or professional audio editor).
-Any specific budget? or just something around the cost of the above list?
-Do you want to OC? A mild OC of ~4.2ghz is recommended even if you have no experience. There's a significant enough cost reduction to not ocing in this case so it's not as important.
October 23, 2012 5:34:23 AM

slicedtoad said:
Some questions:
-Is this a primarily gaming build?
-Do you have a sound card for a specific reason? Modern GPUs have perfectly good sound cards build in unless you are an audiofile (or professional audio editor).
-Any specific budget? or just something around the cost of the above list?
-Do you want to OC? A mild OC of ~4.2ghz is recommended even if you have no experience. There's a significant enough cost reduction to not ocing in this case so it's not as important.


Yes it is primarily gaming, I would like to keep the gfx and CPU the same, my budget is around 1,000 but no more than 1,200
I got the sound card in there because I thought it was required lol, I wanted high quality Sound for bf3 that's the other reason why I put the sound card in, I'm not thinking of OC'ing my CPU, and the gfx comes oc'ed.
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