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November 21, 2012 8:33:04 PM

So... I was an idiot. I skimped on the PSU and have a RaidMax HYBRID2 RX-630SS 630W on it's way. Should I return it for a similar PSU of a better brand or would it be okay for me to use it temporarily as I save up 100-150 for a better one?

I built my PC to be upgraded in the next few months as I save up more money. As an initial build I have this ...

ASRock Z77 Extreme3 Motherboard
Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHZ CPU***
Saphire Radeon 6670***
SSD 64GB w/ 250GB HDD
8GB G.Skill RAM

Will the RaidMax be okay to power this, providing that I replace the PSU before I replace anything else?

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November 21, 2012 8:38:57 PM

Personally, I'd return it. It'll be able to handle the build, but if it's bad, it could take out the entire computer.

That rig shouldn't take more than about 550w at full load anyways.
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November 21, 2012 8:39:26 PM

Return it immediately. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Raidmax PSUs are some of the worst I have ever used and I can say that without hyperbole.
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November 21, 2012 8:53:43 PM

This computer will eventually run an i5 and some sort of SLI configuration. Think 750W with the Corsair will do the trick for that?
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November 21, 2012 9:02:59 PM

alexgfx said:
This computer will eventually run an i5 and some sort of SLI configuration. Think 750W with the Corsair will do the trick for that?


Yeah the Corsair will handle an i5 without breaking a sweat. The Raidmax will most likely struggle.
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