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[NEED URGENT HELP!] Is it enough power?

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November 22, 2012 3:40:37 PM

Okay so I'm building a decent rig for christmas on a budget. I already have some parts that i can use and was woundering.
Can the thermaltake tr2 (non modular) 600w handle powering:

g.skill Ripjaw x series 8gb set

AMD Phenom II x4 965 black edition 3.4 ghz (im not over clocking it)

MSI 97a-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 sata 6gb/s

Nvidia Geforce 210 1gb ddr2 pcie 2.0

with

250gb 7200 rpm hard drive

500 gb 5400 rpm hard drive

Antec ice 100 case

and a dvd burner/player

Please let me know!

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 22, 2012 4:16:49 PM

there is no way that rig will come close to 600w maybe downgarde to a 500w
my 955 be pulls around 115 watts at load and your gt 210 will run off the pcie lane so you wont need more than that for a while
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November 22, 2012 4:22:54 PM

well like i want to upgrade to a 550 ti or a 560 ti later on thats why i ask and this will be my first actual build. thanks for the answer and i already have the 600 w psu thats why the rig is only gonna cost me 227.87
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 22, 2012 4:40:23 PM

Honestly, my personal opinion would be to maybe look into this one. Its enough for one high end gpu as well as overclocking of the system. I wouldn't buy that power supply if you care about quality you'll give corsair/seasonic a look :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 22, 2012 5:00:03 PM

get a better graphics card if you can otherwise that's fine for an upgrade later at least you know what to upgrade.
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November 22, 2012 5:02:53 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Honestly, my personal opinion would be to maybe look into this one. Its enough for one high end gpu as well as overclocking of the system. I wouldn't buy that power supply if you care about quality you'll give corsair/seasonic a look :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I ALREADY have the thermaltake it isn't bad tbh.
Also will it handle that system minus the 210 and with a 550 ti?

and im not over clocking until i have a 1300 watt psu and water coolingl.
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November 22, 2012 5:05:23 PM

theloveablemoose said:
get a better graphics card if you can otherwise that's fine for an upgrade later at least you know what to upgrade.

I already have the 210 it isn't bad i can get pretty stable frame rates on a lot of games. but im saving for a 550 ti
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 22, 2012 10:42:24 PM

Well the 550 ti doesn't use much power to begin with. It only requires a 400 watt as a minimum.
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

where with the 560ti it requires 500 watts
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

Honestly though when it comes down to it I would either wait till the 600 series goes on the cheap or maybe even look for the AMD cards. The 600 and 7000 series are a bit lighter on power then the 500 series.
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November 22, 2012 11:27:45 PM

I would upgrade to a 750w if you are planing on upgradeing sometime
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2012 2:49:10 PM

SkizzFX said:
I ALREADY have the thermaltake it isn't bad tbh.
Also will it handle that system minus the 210 and with a 550 ti?

and im not over clocking until i have a 1300 watt psu and water coolingl.

1300 watt that might be borderline overkill if your running 6990's in crossfire.
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