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Other Do I Need A Bigger Psu?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by splifward, 21 Feb 2012.

  1. splifward

    splifward New Member

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    Hello all,
    I've recently made a custom build these are the spec im just wondering if i am going to have to upgrade my 550wat.

    >AMD Phenom II X6 1035T 2.60GHz AM3 Processor
    >ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970
    >G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
    >FX Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5
    >SATA Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black Hard Drive 1TB
    >SATA DVD-RW Drive

    this is the psu running it all Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply, is it enough?lemme know ASAP!! please and thank u all :worried:
     
  2. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    You should be just fine, adequate for the listed build.
     
  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    550 W is plenty, but I have no clue if "Ultra" power supplies are half decent or just plain fire hazards...
     
  4. jakobfrimmel

    jakobfrimmel New Member

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    550w should be fine... just dont overclock to much the deneb cpus are quiet power hungry!
     
  5. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Aren't Ultra the company who claimed to own the patent on modular cables and were going to sue every PSU manufacturer who was using modular systems?

    If so, I'm pretty sure they're the same as the one that blew up in a CustomPC PSU labs test a few years back.


    It's got 30A on the one 12V rail.
     
  6. Damenlake

    Damenlake New Member

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    550 is fine, unless you are planning on upgrade some of the part later
     
  7. TheBigFella

    TheBigFella U jelly?

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    Yep, it is good for your configuration, but that PSU is not best quality...

    And as Jakob said do not OC to much, because there is possibility you fry something.
     
  8. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    Which means it can only supply 360W via the 12v rail, most decent PSU's can provide nearly their entire wattage through the 12v rail if needs be.
     
  9. Nomaipaker

    Nomaipaker New Member

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    Your current PSU would do just fine.
     
  10. tonpal

    tonpal New Member

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    That is an indicator of the age of the design rather than the quality of the PSU.
     
  11. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, chuck that psu out and get yourself a quality psu.
     
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    AoE New Member

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    No way a good quality 450w or basic 500 would power that with plenty of headroom. I have seen someone with a quad core and gtx 550 with a 1050w PSU, I laughed for a week.
     
  13. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    A quality PSU manufacturer wouldn't use such an old design for a PSU that can be bought today.
     
  14. tonpal

    tonpal New Member

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    Correct me if I am wrong but I believe we are talking about the OPs existing power supply which may be a number of years old. I didn't see any reference to the age of the PSU. Having said that would probably be wise to play it safe and update to a PSU with a better pedigree.

    Edit: Found an unsubstantiated reference to Andyson as the OEM.
     
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  15. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    I guess only the op can tell us, but I did find it readily available to buy on the web.
     
  16. Domestic_ginger

    Domestic_ginger New Member

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    Existing PSU is suposidly made by ShenZhen RuiSheng Yua . If this is true and i suggest the OP either confirm or not wether this is true but I would not use it with my expensive new PC bits. It might be fine but then again it may very well not.
     

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