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Build Advice Will this PSU suffice?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by samozamo, 11 Sep 2010.

  1. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    Pointless link, just link to the item?
     
  3. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    how much does it need to power?
     
  4. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Would you not need to know what is powering?
     
  5. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    I don't know how to work that out from the components, that's why I'm posting.
     
  6. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    Okay, what hardware are you planning on powering?

    Also, can you post a link to the PSU alone, not in a basket.
     
  7. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry I though it would be useful to see the parts it would be powering.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400W...ies-PSU-ATX-PS-2-80plus-Efficiency-UK-Version

    LN22762
    Antec 300 Three Hundred, Black Midi Tower Ultimate Gaming Case w/o PSU

    LN24874
    400W Corsair CMPSU-400CXUK Power Series PSU, ATX, PS/2, 80+ Efficiency, UK Version

    LN25351
    Samsung SH-S222A/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, IDE Black OEM

    LN26734
    500 GB Samsung HD502HI EcoGreen F2, SATA 3Gb/s, 5400rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ

    LN28632
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2.1 - S1366/S1156/S775/AM3/AM2+/AM2/939 Up to 130 Watts!

    LN28876
    MSI 770-C45, AMD 770, AM3, PCI-E 2.0(x16), DDR3 1600(OC), SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX

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    1GB XFX HD5770, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, Cores 800, 2x DL DVI-I/HDMI

    LN32202
    4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V

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    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, Sok AM3, 3.2GHz, 8MB Total Cache, Retail
     
  8. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    It should be okay but I would suggest going for a 500W instead.

    Oh and I would go for some 1600MHz RAM instead of 1333, they cost practically the same
     
  9. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Can I get 1600MHz RAM on that MoBo?
    My friend seems to think 1333MHz is the highest it could have.
     
  10. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    hmmm, actually I'm not sure
     
  11. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah me neither, I had a look at it and it listed the ones it could do, but then at 1600MHz It has an * after it.
     
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    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Yes but you will have to use the overclocking options on the mobo (it says so in the product title)
     
  13. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Oh cool, thanks for clearing that up for us :)
     
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    meandmymouth Modder

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    Yeah I saw the (OC) in the title but I was just being a bit dense
     
  15. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    So I'd just have to do a little bit of over clocking to be able to use it.
     
  16. Dae314

    Dae314 What's a Dremel?

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    Just about any time you get 1600mhz memory, you're going to have to overclock to make full use of it. If you just grab whatever high mhz memory is on the shelf, the memory's just going to underclock itself to whatever your cpu is at. There's all this math and junk to figure out exactly what the memory is going at for what fsb/multiplier speed you have, but the main thing is that just about every time you purchance 1600mhz memory or higher you need to overclock to make the most of it.

    You might also want to get a better mobo because if you get 1600mhz memory now and that same mobo, you won't be able to upgrade your memory in the future.

    Same could go for the psu. Your system could live off the one you posted, but if you expect to sli/crossfire upgrade in the future you're probably gonna need a stronger psu.

    Also, that HDD is only 5400rpm and while rpm isn't EXACTLY proportional to data transfer speed, it's likely to be slower than a 7200rpm HDD.
     
  17. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Thats the best I can do really at the moment. I can't be spending any more really, is there anyway I could get anything better for my money then? Will I need to get a 500w PSU then?
     
  18. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    It depends on whether you're going to be overclocking that CPU. The Phenom II's get a bit power hungry when overclocked. Still, even then a 400W will handle it fine, so long as you stick to good quality models as you are doing.

    The reason you'd want to get a more powerful PSU is that a 500W+ PSU would be running in it's comfort zone rather than close to its peak load, giving you better effciency, less heat and less fan noise. My 430W PSU was pretty loud compared to the other components in my machine before I upgraded it, though obviously only when the CPU/GPU were under load and drawing lots of power.

    If you're not overclocking your CPU more than a few percent and don't intend on adding a second graphics card etc then a 400W will do just fine.
     
  19. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Oh thank you thats brilliant then :D will help me stay under budget. Thanks alot for all your help!
     
  20. BenDavis

    BenDavis What's a Dremel?

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    I'm the friend the OP referred to. From what I gather the MSI 770-C45 is only certified to handle 125W CPUs, which the 955 is, so surely that would mean there isn't any overhead for an overclock?
     

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