Phenom ii x4 965 BE + Radeon HD4830 PSU?

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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  1. You should be fine with your PSU as long as it is reasonable quality.
  2. 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=N82E16817152028

    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..
  3. If you can afford a new PSU get one Raidmax is known for its lack of quality!
  4. 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&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1285

    50$ after rebate quite solid :)
  5. 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&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1285

    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=N82E16817139012

    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..)
  6. 109$ for a great stable 850watt ps :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    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.
  7. that is nice for the price :), +1 rolli
  8. 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
  9. 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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