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November 9, 2012 5:30:51 PM

I bought a Rosewill 630w PSU ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and its running everything I have now perfectly (Which it should I replaced it with a 280w PSU...) Im looking to upgrade my PC CPU and video card but I cant find out if Ill have enough power...

Heres what Im looking at running on the 630w PSU and I will not be doing any overclocking!
7200RPM 1TB HDD
2 Sticks DDR3 RAM
CD/DVDRW
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz Eight-Core ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )
GIGABYTE HD 7950 3GB ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Im pretty set on that CPU but if this wont run if you have any suggestions on a different video card I would be happy to hear them! Thanks!


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November 9, 2012 6:37:30 PM
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Hey,

You should have no problems running that system on that PSU, but why not get an i5 3570k instead of that cpu, that is if you plan on gaming? Anyway the PSU will be fine, you are likely to use under 400watts anyways. The graphic card is great, you might want to take a look at a gtx670, if you don't plan on overclocking and unleashing the full power of the hd7950.

Hope this helps!
November 9, 2012 6:46:42 PM

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November 9, 2012 6:46:46 PM

fil1p said:
Hey,

You should have no problems running that system on that PSU, but why not get an i5 3570k instead of that cpu, that is if you plan on gaming? Anyway the PSU will be fine, you are likely to use under 400watts anyways. The graphic card is great, you might want to take a look at a gtx670, if you don't plan on overclocking and unleashing the full power of the hd7950.

Hope this helps!


I decided to go AMD as Im always on a budget haha. I will probably end up over clocking down the line whenever the system starts to feel "sluggish" but (hopefully) thats a long ways away. I was going to do a GTX 660 ti and i5 2500k (Motherboard is old) but the price difference won me over =P Thanks for the fast reply!
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2012 9:46:53 PM

No problem :) 
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