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AMD FX-8150 BE + HD 7970

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December 23, 2012 4:28:57 AM

I'm just wondering if the Corsair CX600 is enough for FX-8150 and a HD 7970. I just heard that the 8150 cost a lot quite a bit of power.

I tried searching the forums, well I didn't really find anything.

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December 23, 2012 5:15:44 AM

Xttony said:
It will be just enough. But I stringly reccomend you get a 700watt PSU with high amp ratings.

Just look at this article.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/10/12/amd-fx...

If you look at it then you would know you need a 700watt - 800watt power supply.


You are incorrect. That test setup uses the nVidia GTX 590 which is a dual gpu with a 365 watt TDP. The HD7970's TDP is 250W. I would avoid the CX600 for powering a nice setup like that. The CX series is Corsair's economy line. Bump up to the AX series and you'll be fine.
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December 23, 2012 5:27:54 AM

I don't like that page either. They didn't say how they stressed the GPU. Just said prime and waited a few minutes for power saving to kick in. (???) Seeing as that was a CPU article with load and idle figures, why are they including an OC'd 8150 that "consumes" nearly 600W? That would have to be total system draw. Bad article.

CX600 will be fine. Agreed with iknow about moving to another one. I don't think the CX line is 80bronze. If you are getting parts like that, bump it up a notch or two.
December 23, 2012 5:46:52 AM

iknowhowtofixit said:
You are incorrect. That test setup uses the nVidia GTX 590 which is a dual gpu with a 365 watt TDP. The HD7970's TDP is 250W. I would avoid the CX600 for powering a nice setup like that. The CX series is Corsair's economy line. Bump up to the AX series and you'll be fine.

Ok I really don't think that 600 watts will be perfect, 700watts is always a better option. I haven't tested the processor myself so I have to have some reference right but according to my logic 700watts will be good at least for future upgradibility.
I know those situations are rare when both the CPU and the gpu are stressed out to the maximum but still just to be on the safe side I suggested 700watts.
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December 23, 2012 5:54:11 AM

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I haven't tested the processor myself


Can always do what I do and just add up the TDP values. 125W CPU + 225W GPU + 50W for other stuff = 400W. 625W if you want to CF, 750+ if you want to CF and OC. If OC and a single card 600W is more then enough.
December 23, 2012 6:32:47 AM

4745454b said:
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I haven't tested the processor myself


Can always do what I do and just add up the TDP values. 125W CPU + 225W GPU + 50W for other stuff = 400W. 625W if you want to CF, 750+ if you want to CF and OC. If OC and a single card 600W is more then enough.

Really 400watts, I had a cooler master 600 watts PSU and it could not handle 7970 with i7 980
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December 23, 2012 9:57:33 AM

In that case it would depend on which CM. Some of them are horrible.

Edit: For proof, I present the following. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

I could see one having issues trying to game with such a setup. More so if you OC'd your CPU and GPU. No way that "600W" unit would handle that.
December 23, 2012 3:23:21 PM

4745454b said:
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I haven't tested the processor myself


Can always do what I do and just add up the TDP values. 125W CPU + 225W GPU + 50W for other stuff = 400W. 625W if you want to CF, 750+ if you want to CF and OC. If OC and a single card 600W is more then enough.

So it should be enough? I'm not planning to OC it yet I guess. If I did, it will be just up to 4ghz
December 23, 2012 4:56:11 PM

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