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Phenom ii x4 965 BE + Radeon HD4830 PSU?

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December 16, 2012 3:10:57 AM

I currently have a 530W PSU and am looking at buying the Phenom ii x4 965 BE because its like 100$ now and is the highest phenom x4 i can find thats not discontinued

the version i am looking at is the 125W version, my Mobo (Ga-Ma-770-ud3 rev 1.0) supports 140W CPU's and AM3 processor, the GPU is ATI Radeon 4830 which requires a 450W PSU

The case has LED lights and 2x 120mm fans (front and back) 2 80MMs on side panels + the CPU cooler (stock) and the PSU's fan(dunno if any of this matters)

The current CPU I have is the AMD Athlon x2 64 5200+(Brisbane) 2.7GHz which is a 65W CPU

Do I need to worry about the PSU if changing to a 125W CPU or should i be fine with the 530W?
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December 16, 2012 3:17:24 AM

You should be fine with your PSU as long as it is reasonable quality.
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December 16, 2012 3:22:20 AM

rolli59 said:
You should be fine with your PSU as long as it is reasonable quality.



To be honest i don't have a clue what brand the PSU is..the rig was built in 2009 and i can't recall the PSU brand..i feel as if its corsair or antec but im not 100% sure..the only thing i can say about the PSU is it has its own LED lights and is 530W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i think its that PSU..looks like it

Dunno if that brand is good or not..its survived this long thru all kinds of power surges..
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December 16, 2012 3:44:32 AM

If you can afford a new PSU get one Raidmax is known for its lack of quality!
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December 17, 2012 5:36:41 AM

iceclock said:
yes that will run the graphic card you selected, but raidmax in general lacks quality in powersupplies,

this would work as a cheap and better replacement:

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manu...

50$ after rebate quite solid :) 


nice but if ima spend 50$+ on a new PSU i might as well get a larger wattage one then 20w increase, corsair PSU's good ? was lookin at this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

which is a 120W increase from my current 530w, for future possbilities (lookin for 600+w PSU since i might as well move up for the future..and modular cuz dont need many cables..)
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December 17, 2012 12:43:16 PM

109$ for a great stable 850watt ps :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

no need more than this,

gold rated isnt necessery to be honest, its nice to be more energy efficient but thats about it, anything 80+bronze and thats of good build quality can meet most peoples needs.

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December 17, 2012 12:49:07 PM

that is nice for the price :) , +1 rolli
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December 17, 2012 10:07:15 PM

wow those are some good deals..i might grab either one of those but i really would like to get a modular one because like i said not many cables are going to be used..the atx/cpu plugs, 1 optical 1 hdd 1 gpu is pretty much it..unless the case has to be powered too as it has LED lights all over it..

i might grab that 850w cuz thats pretty good for the price..i got alot of cables twist tied with my current cuz like i said there isnt a ton of stuff in my rig but that might be to good to pass up on, thanks for replies guys
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December 25, 2012 2:32:37 AM

Thanks for suggestions guys, I went ahead and ordered my Phenom ii 965 because a promo is going on for 24/25th 15$ off, still havn't decided on the PSU tho..wasn't able to jump on those shellshocker deals (x-mas killed me..) but i'll keep looking around..i don't think ill need 800-850W as i don't crossfire or SLI or OC so i might look at a 700W area for budget

I am honestly kind of worried about buying a new PSU..the one I have..even tho its known as a "bad brand" (Raidmax) has been flawless over these 4 years and as I read reviews on these "higher end" ones it seems alot of people start having problems within 6months-2years..from the PSU dieing or the fan stops working on it or multiple DOA's during ordering/receiving but at the same time I am concerned about the 60W increase from old CPU to the Phenom II 965 on this 530W..never knew deciding this stuff could be such a headache..
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