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February 15, 2013 3:02:24 PM

I ordered a powercolor radeon 7950 GPU for my new build, I kinda skimped to save a bit of money and got a
Thermaltake tr2 tr-500w powersupply ( note not the tr-500p) Now I'm wondering will it be enough to power everything.

Here is the list.
amd fx 6100
8gb of RAM
1tb 7200rpm hardrive.
asrock 970 motherboard
powercolor radeon 7950

It will be in a bitfenix shinobi windowed version too.

Has anyone had a problem with this powersupply making fireworks? I read reviews and they all seem really well.

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February 15, 2013 3:27:21 PM

Ok I looked at the power supply guide. So If I have 12v1 and 12v2 do I add the numbers together. So if it's 18a on 12v1 and 17a on 12v2 I would come up with a total of 35a that can be used and since the formula for calculating amps is watts divided by the rail it's on I would get 16.6a if the gpu is pulling 200w.
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February 15, 2013 3:40:17 PM

I have never been a fan of Thermaltake power supplies (or the products in general). I recommend Seasonic psus. Although it will probably never pull 500w from the wall, the power supply calculators I use show you needing more like 520w. It will probably be fine, but if you decide to upgrade, I would go with a modular 620w unit from Seasonic. Its only 80 bucks at newegg.com.
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February 15, 2013 3:46:15 PM

larrym said:
PSU do not get much worse than that one. That is a teir 5 PSU going by this chart..

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Why would you skimp on the one component that powers every other one?

It seemed like a good powersupply for the money, no one really had problems with it and from the outervision calculator I would only be pulling 380w.
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February 15, 2013 3:50:14 PM

All I can say is.. You have a pretty nice pc there with an expensive video card. Do you really want to trust that PSU with it? I would not. Quality PSU's don't cost that much.
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February 15, 2013 3:53:46 PM

larrym said:
All I can say is.. You have a pretty nice pc there with an expensive video card. Do you really want to trust that PSU with it? I would not. Quality PSU's don't cost that much.

Can you give me one that you would recommend for my system around the 60$ mark no higher than 70 including shipping and excluding rebate.
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February 15, 2013 4:00:24 PM

Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $54.99

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $49.99

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $69.64

Edit: Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $65.99

But they are on sale all the time. I got the xfx one for $35 a month ago.
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February 15, 2013 4:05:40 PM

larrym said:
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $54.99

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $49.99

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $69.64

Edit: Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $65.99

But they are on sale all the time. I got the xfx one for $35 a month ago.

I heard the CX series was not to be trusted. Have you ever used one?
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February 15, 2013 4:08:32 PM

Yes, that is what is powering my 2 gtx 660's in sli. that exact same psu. It is not made by seasonic, but it's a teir 3 psu. Works great. The XFX 550 I got works great too.

You can check here to see who makes what PSU's..
http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers
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February 15, 2013 4:14:58 PM

Dish found you a good deal - it's about $5 over budget with shipping, but still a good deal
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February 15, 2013 4:30:29 PM

antisphere said:
I heard the CX series was not to be trusted. Have you ever used one?


Nothing wrong with the CX series as long as you understand it is
budget/opening price point series. As you go up the brands
hierarchy you get better quality interior parts, and most likely
tighter tolerances and more rigid QC.
This usually results in a longer warranty period as well.
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February 15, 2013 4:35:04 PM

antisphere said:
Ok I looked at the power supply guide. So If I have 12v1 and 12v2 do I add the numbers together. So if it's 18a on 12v1 and 17a on 12v2 I would come up with a total of 35a that can be used and since the formula for calculating amps is watts divided by the rail it's on I would get 16.6a if the gpu is pulling 200w.


Hi again - usually(always) the total amps avail on the individual 12v rails
is less than the total of adding them together.

If you list your exact PSU model #, I can let you know
what the total is.
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February 15, 2013 4:35:55 PM

thats a very bad quality ps. i wouldnt run ur pc until u replace that powersupply unit.

whats ur budget.

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February 15, 2013 4:38:56 PM

larrym said:
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $54.99

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $49.99

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $69.64

Edit: Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $65.99

But they are on sale all the time. I got the xfx one for $35 a month ago.

I heard the CX series was not to be trusted. Have you ever used one?
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February 15, 2013 4:40:46 PM

the cx series is alright if your on a budget. but out of all those the xfx 550watts if your best bet.

its made by seasonic.

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February 15, 2013 4:41:36 PM

toyftw said:
Hi again - usually(always) the total amps avail on the individual 12v rails
is less than the total of adding them together.

If you list your exact PSU model #, I can let you know
what the total is.

http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Power-Supply-240-Pin-... theres a picture with the specs there.
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February 15, 2013 4:58:13 PM

antisphere said:
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Power-Supply-240-Pin-... theres a picture with the specs there.


Hi - thanx for the link. However, they didn't put the tot
12v amps avail on the label(suspect), and that exact model
isn't in realhardtech's database. But, your total 12v amps
will be less than the 35a of rail 1 & rail 2.

I do concur with the other folks, you should look to upgrade
to a quality PSU.
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February 15, 2013 5:01:53 PM

its gonna work alright. but the quality isnt there.

says it can output 36Amps on a 12volt rail.

500W (or greater) power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended

theres no specification on how much amperage u need for the graphiccard. but i assume ud have enought maybe, im unshur.

so id say like i said before u need a new ps just to be on the safe side.

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February 15, 2013 5:15:21 PM

iceclock said:
its gonna work alright. but the quality isnt there.

says it can output 36Amps on a 12volt rail.

500W (or greater) power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended

theres no specification on how much amperage u need for the graphiccard. but i assume ud have enought maybe, im unshur.

so id say like i said before u need a new ps just to be on the safe side.

I wasn't in denial >.>
I like keeping my parts working. just trying to find the box to return this power supply.
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a b ) Power supply
February 15, 2013 5:16:10 PM

i know, but i did a checkup and it seems my theory was right.

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a b ) Power supply
February 15, 2013 5:16:23 PM

yes hopefully ull be able to make a return.

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February 15, 2013 5:19:25 PM

iceclock said:
yes hopefully ull be able to make a return.

I should be able to unless ncix is terrible for stuff like this.
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February 15, 2013 5:21:09 PM

ive used ncix. uve got 15 days to return it, but they charge a 15% restocking fee. and u pay shipping.

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February 15, 2013 6:45:07 PM

Best answer selected by antisphere.
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February 15, 2013 11:52:53 PM

cheers
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