Hello, I am buying a new custom build gaming rig with HD7850 2G and AMD Phenom X4 965. The problem is im not sure about the power supply.. I know the HD7850 uses very low power and I am buying a case from Cooler Master which comes with a 600W Power supply. I asked the provider to tell me what is the exact power supply in the case and he sent me this picture..
I am on a budget and the provider's website doesn't have a big choice for me.. Can I be sure this power supply is good enough for the HD7850?
Cooler Master power supplys are hit and miss.
The power supply you listed is a good model for your set-up.
It will provide enough power for your system if you do not try massive overclocking and run everything at stock speeds.
A little overclocking is possible ,but be modest in your attemps.
I will overclock the GPU when it becomes uncapable of playing games with higher than 30 fps because it's an overclock beast.. If I have to buy a better PSU I must go with an Athlon or a GTX560Ti .. If possible I want more opinions so I can be sure..
The product number (RS-600-ACAB-M2) sort of matches up with the Thunder 600W, which is actually (RS-600-ACAB-D3). The load table matches up with the Thunder 500W, as does the 'M' in the product number.
The only two reviews mentioned on Realhardtechx, are from a site calle Playware.xe, which I can't access because the Google translation is messed up for me. And because my Anti-Virus program blocks the native site. So I don't know/can't find any way of knowing what its quality is like.
Here it states the max power draw of a 7850 is 101 watts. MAX.
An X4 965 is 125 watts.
That leaves 174 watts of 12v for everything else. motherboard,memory,fans cd HD etc. if he maxes the cpu and gpu at the same time.
Most likely scenario would be for him to draw at most 300watts of 12v or 75% load.
Tiered power supply list, http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
I normally do not reccomend CM power supplys ,but in his case of supply and budget it is about the best he can get.
He should be fine with it as long as he does not stress it and keeps it cool.