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SHOULD I UPGRADE THE PSU??

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November 22, 2012 3:47:57 PM

I'm trying to do a budget build, my current set up for the past few years has been as follows:

wolfdale e8500
p5q pro board
4gb ddr2 corsair ram
corsair hx series 620w psu
ati 6850 gpu
seagate 250gb hdd

the set up im currently looking into is:

corsair 8gb ddr3 vengeance ram
asus m5a99x evo board
amd phenom IIx4 965
WD 1tb hdd
coolermaster hyper 212 evo cpu cooler
ati 7870 gpu

my question is since my psu is still running perfectly fine and im not looking into doing a crossfire setup or anything is it alright to keep the psu? or will it be a chain is only as strong as its weakest link type of thing. PSU has about 4 yrs on it. Any input is welcome. Thanks Guys.

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November 22, 2012 3:53:09 PM

ohthebaby said:
I'm trying to do a budget build, my current set up for the past few years has been as follows:

wolfdale e8500
p5q pro board
4gb ddr2 corsair ram
corsair hx series 620w psu
ati 6850 gpu
seagate 250gb hdd

the set up im currently looking into is:

corsair 8gb ddr3 vengeance ram
asus m5a99x evo board
amd phenom IIx4 965
WD 1tb hdd
coolermaster hyper 212 evo cpu cooler

my question is since my psu is still running perfectly fine and im not looking into doing a crossfire setup or anything is it alright to keep the psu? or will it be a chain is only as strong as its weakest link type of thing. PSU has about 4 yrs on it. Any input is welcome. Thanks Guys.




EASILY, that psu should have no problems.



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November 22, 2012 4:03:54 PM

maxalge said:
EASILY, that psu should have no problems.


forgot to state im getting a ati 7870 gpu as well ....
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November 22, 2012 6:07:20 PM

Yes ! Keep that PSU. It will do the job even with a 7870.

7870 can consume a peak of 170 W So u will be ok :) 

So here it is

Cpu 125W
Gpu 160W
15W Hdd
25W Dvd

And u are set with a Hx 620W

Mousemonkey is running Sli 660 Ti on a 620W psu (if im not wrong the same as yours)
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November 22, 2012 6:21:43 PM

Anonymous said:
ahem, no offense, those E8xxx series use 65 watts . . .
http://ark.intel.com/products/33911/Intel-Core2-Duo-Pro...

however it doesn't matter, the OPs PSU is fine, just saying FYI.


the set up im currently looking into is:

corsair 8gb ddr3 vengeance ram
asus m5a99x evo board
"amd phenom IIx4 965 "
WD 1tb hdd
coolermaster hyper 212 evo cpu cooler

Where did u see the 8xxx?
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November 22, 2012 10:33:47 PM

prototype18 said:
the set up im currently looking into is:

corsair 8gb ddr3 vengeance ram
asus m5a99x evo board
"amd phenom IIx4 965 "
WD 1tb hdd
coolermaster hyper 212 evo cpu cooler

Where did u see the 8xxx?

Quote:

my current set up for the past few years has been as follows:
wolfdale e8500
p5q pro board
4gb ddr2 corsair ram
corsair hx series 620w psu
ati 6850 gpu
seagate 250gb hdd


sorry, you'd figure by now i wouldn't be so quick with reading the OP's post, shame on me.

move along nothing to see here . . .
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November 23, 2012 9:57:55 AM

Anonymous said:
Quote:

my current set up for the past few years has been as follows:
wolfdale e8500
p5q pro board
4gb ddr2 corsair ram
corsair hx series 620w psu
ati 6850 gpu
seagate 250gb hdd


sorry, you'd figure by now i wouldn't be so quick with reading the OP's post, shame on me.

move along nothing to see here . . .


He wants to upgrade -.- Not to stay with that build and his Q was :

Will my PSU support my new build ?

Carefull next time !
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November 23, 2012 12:16:33 PM

lol settle down you two :p  thanks for the input ill be keeping the psu ordered the rest of the stuff today....much appreciated
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November 23, 2012 4:39:38 PM

prototype18 said:
He wants to upgrade -.- Not to stay with that build and his Q was :

Will my PSU support my new build ?

Carefull next time !

:lol: 
i just need to stop being "active" on 6+ threads at once . . . keep forgetting what/where i am at.


cheers.
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November 23, 2012 8:15:07 PM

No prob :)  u helped me once . nothing against you ;) 
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