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Is my cheap PSU enough for my build?

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February 16, 2013 6:13:01 PM

I have a Storm 600w psu - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Storm-600w-Psu-pin-Sata/dp/B001...
Here are the specs of the PSU:
Storm 600w psu with 120mm fan
Improved Spec now with 4+4= 8pin connector and 4 x SATA
Dual +12V technology; Version 2.2 psu
Silent fan operation with noise level <23dBA
PFC Power Factor Correction
24 Pin;1 x 4 pin +12V; 1 x 6 pin Pci-e; 4 x SATA;3 x 4 pin power; 1 x floppy connector
Cable length 50cm with full braided cable sleeve
Rear on/off power down switch
Over voltage and circuit protection +3.3, +5V, +12V
CE/FCC UL approved
EMI Filter built in
Colour retail boxed
For Socket 775, Am2 and all backward CPU's
ROHS Compliant
Dimensions W 150 H86 D 140mm
+3.3V 24A; +5V 32A; +12V1 21A+12V2 22A; -12V 0.6A; +5vsb 2.0A



My system =
ga-h61m-ds2 Motherboard
4gb corsair ram ddr3
Intel G860 3.0GHz
Nvidia 560ti
500gb western digital HD
2 fans - 1 : 90mm. 2: 120mm
Standard DvD drive, nothing fancy


Is the PSU enough for all of that?

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February 16, 2013 6:19:52 PM

yes except its a generic junk duster. i wouldnt trust my electronic equipment with that thing. id recommand a new ps.

budget?

February 16, 2013 6:24:27 PM

I don't have a budget, in fact, I don't have a penny to my name. I have all the above specs except for the GPU, which is why I want to know if the PSU will be enough
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February 16, 2013 6:27:14 PM

Storm is the right name for that psu . Get something else , who needs a lightning storm in the case
February 16, 2013 6:30:19 PM

I literally can't, i'm a poor student. However, I'm fairly sure it will work, considering my other components aren't taking up hardly any power at all.
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February 16, 2013 6:32:39 PM

For a 560 ti it's recommended a psu with 500W and 31A on the +12V rail, that psu has 500w, but it's rails might not add up to ~30A and you need to use the molex to pcie adapter, since it's a dual rail +12V, and the fact it's a crappy psu, it's not recommended, use it at your own risk.
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February 16, 2013 6:35:44 PM

im with dj. u can use it. but if it blows up ur pc dont blame us.

February 16, 2013 6:37:12 PM

Do you think it's an extreme risk to use it? As I said, most of my other components probably don't even consume 100w, and I know the PSU isn't really a 600w because of the shitty efficency. I really can't afford another PSU though =/
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February 16, 2013 6:44:35 PM

I have used crap PSU in the past , they lasted over 4 years , luck of the draw . Sometimes they last sometimes not . If your system uses well under the rated power of the unit you should be okay . I have never had a psu take out a system so I've been lucky , mine just stopped working due to leaking or blown caps , hope you're as lucky
Good luck .
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February 16, 2013 6:49:44 PM

MRnightmuffin said:
Do you think it's an extreme risk to use it? As I said, most of my other components probably don't even consume 100w, and I know the PSU isn't really a 600w because of the shitty efficency. I really can't afford another PSU though =/


The 560 ti has a maximum tdp of 170w, it's just that psu might not have those 500W, it might not even have ~400W in reality, its dual rail with 21A and 22A doesn't look good, if it can hold the power specified on the two rails it will do fine, but usually those shoddy psus have fake rails.
So it's up to you if you want to use it or not.
February 16, 2013 6:52:07 PM

If the PSU isn't enough, will it literally take out all my other components in an electrical surge? Or will it just simple cease to turn the graphics card on, or something like that
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February 16, 2013 6:55:53 PM

It might just shutdown, i don't know if that psu has any protection when overloaded, if it hasn't then it might take other parts with it.
February 16, 2013 6:59:54 PM

I may take the risk, at the moment it's running all of the above but except for the 560ti, instead it's running a radeon 6770...considering a ti's only about 62 more w at max, I may take the risk
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February 16, 2013 7:00:40 PM

well u take the risk of it short circuiting the rest of ur pc if it fails.

a b ) Power supply
February 16, 2013 7:03:16 PM

MRnightmuffin said:
I may take the risk, at the moment it's running all of the above but except for the 560ti, instead it's running a radeon 6770...considering a ti's only about 62 more w at max, I may take the risk


Get the 7750 or 7770, lower power consumption, it only needs 16A(7750), 19A(7770), even the 21A(without counting the second rail, cause it might be a fake one), it will do.
February 16, 2013 7:05:43 PM

Bollocks to a 7750 and a 7770, barely any better than a 6770, and to be honest my friend is hooking me up with a 560ti for only £80! Looking at the PSU it does mention some kind of protection Over voltage and circuit protection +3.3, +5V, +12V
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February 16, 2013 7:10:23 PM

Well, the 7770 is better than the 6770, and at the same price with a lower power consumption, but if you want the 560 ti get it, and use it on the psu at your own risk.
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February 17, 2013 3:17:33 AM

as dj said. use that piece of junk at ur own risk. dont tell us if it fried cuz we warned u :) 

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