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December 1, 2012 10:30:09 AM

i ordered i5 3570k and asus hd7870 and i want to know does my BLUE STORM II 500 can survive that?

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December 1, 2012 10:46:15 AM

AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt PSU with combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 27 Amps for reference HD7870.

Your PSU has 36A combined so you are good to go. Don't OC CPU to 4.5GHZ, though, it may be too much for this PSU to handle. Generally, I would recommend replacing it as soon as you saved some money. Power surge protection on BLUE STORM II 500 isn't great.
December 1, 2012 10:52:26 AM

Thx for fast answer. Will do just like u said,will not OC and for a few months will buy new one. WWhat i m interested in is which one to buy, any advice.
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December 1, 2012 11:52:56 AM

g0vnar said:
Thx for fast answer. Will do just like u said,will not OC and for a few months will buy new one. WWhat i m interested in is which one to buy, any advice.


Hi - the most important thing is the brand you buy.
Stick with Seasonic, Corsair AX,HX or TX series, Antec, XFX, PC P&C, Enermax, Rosewill Capstone or Fortress.
If you can afford to, always go 1 or 2 steps up from the budget/opening price point series, ie better
components & usually (not cheaper) better value for your $$


As far as wattage goes, you only really need about 400w if you're gonna stick with one GPU, but
if you're like me you'll want extra headroom, so I'd stick with something in the 500-550w range.

Tom
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December 1, 2012 11:55:11 AM

toyftw said:
Hi - the most important thing is the brand you buy.
Stick with Seasonic, Corsair AX,HX or TX series, Antec, XFX, PC P&C, Enermax, Rosewill Capstone or Fortress.
If you can afford to, always go 1 or 2 steps up from the budget/opening price point series, ie better
components & usually (not cheaper) better value for your $$


As far as wattage goes, you only really need about 400w if you're gonna stick with one GPU, but
if you're like me you'll want extra headroom, so I'd stick with something in the 500-550w range.

Tom

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