Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Will 550watts be enough for this build

Tags:
  • Power Supplies
  • Asus
  • Build
  • Components
Last response: in Components
Share
January 1, 2013 1:46:22 AM

Hi, I'm currently preparing to build a pc and I was wondering will 550watts be enough for this build.
CPU: FX 6200
GPU: HD 7870
Mother board: ASUS M5A97-EVO
Ram: Gskill 8gb (4gbx2)
HDD: 2Tb seagate barracuda
SSD: Kingston 60gb
Sound card: Asus Xonar DG

I will be installing 2~3 extra fans and I do want to over clock. What do you guys think?

This is the PSU that I am looking at ATM
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8639

Thanks in advance

More about : 550watts build

a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 1:51:00 AM

If you are only using one 7870, that PSU is plenty.
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 1:57:23 AM

yes if it is a good psu , not some over rated junk . Antec Corsair or Seasonic to name a few good brands it never hurts to buy a bit more power than you need , they don;t work as hard and good for upgrading to 2 vid cards
m
0
l
January 1, 2013 2:02:11 AM

I would recommend 650W
m
0
l
a c 1217 ) Power supply
a b Ĉ ASUS
January 1, 2013 7:45:34 PM

For a system using a single reference clocked Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated @ 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock you are trying to achieve.

The Antec VP Series 550W (VP550P), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 45 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. There is ample spare capacity to handle any overclocking of the CPU and GPU that you may want to attempt.
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 8:16:14 PM

ko888 said:
For a system using a single reference clocked Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated @ 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock you are trying to achieve.

The Antec VP Series 550W (VP550P), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 45 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. There is ample spare capacity to handle any overclocking of the CPU and GPU that you may want to attempt.


Great little psu for the price , just wonder if this is something to worry about , fro the review , seen on other reviews as well
" No MOV in the transient filter so you should use it along with a surge protector " . In my area we get lots of spikes and drops , is this serious , a surge protector really needed ?
Thanks .

Just asking , I run everYthing on several UPS because of the power supply in my area , several blown tv's lightbuld and appliances later I take no chances
m
0
l
!