Oops - 550w PSU enough for Phenom II 955?

rabidbob

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Will this PSU be up to the job? Not planning on x-fire or anything fancy. Not planning on over clocking in the near future. Or should I order something bigger?


Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 550w PSU with 1x PCI-E and 3x SATA

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz

Only 1 HDD

Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB
 

fullmetall

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Well mentioning it only has 1 pci-e cable and the 4870 1gb supports 2 pci-e connectors to run, no, it wont work.

550w would be the minimum for that card for me, 650tx would be the max psu i would put on 1 of those cards.
 

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Damn - thank you! You've saved my Saturday!

Going to double check now that I've made one n00b mistake ... will this do the trick?
(If it matters my case is a Coolermaster Centurion 5.)

Hi-Power Black 800W 14cm Blue LED Fan PSU - 20+4pin 4x SATA 4x PCI-E

* 20+4pin Motherboard Power Connector
* 4+4pin ATX 12V Motherboard Connector
* 4x SATA
* 4x PCI-Express - 2x 6pin and 2x 6+2pin
* 6x Molex Peripheral Connectors
* 2x Floppy Drive Connectors
* All Cables in black sleeving for better cable management

Features
* Peak Power 800W
* Dimension : 160(L)X150(W)X86(H)mm
* Automatic fan speed control
* Over voltage protection
* Over current protection
* Over load protection
* Short circuit protection
* Superior Active PFC( Power Factor Correction)

Specification:
Input:
* Voltage: 90-264VAC
* Frequency: 47-63Hz
* Current: 4A Max.at 230VAC
 

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800w is way to much for that card, that 800w will run a gtx 285.

get a 650tx or something with a good brand such as antec/corsair/pc power cooling, in the 550w-650w range.

centurion 5 is the centurion 590 right? if so, yea, i have that case and im running a gtx 285 in it.
 

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Ok ... I'm assuming there won't be any issue with over-specing the PSU though? The one I posted has excellent reviews and a good price.

Alternately this looks like it'll do the job?

Corsair 650W TX Series PSU Features:

* Supports ATX12V v2.2 standard and older ATX12V 2.01 spec
* Ultra-quiet 120mm (140mm on TX750W) double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow

Cable Connectors:

* 20+4pin power connector
* 4+4pin ATX 12V Connector
* 2x 6pin PCI-E VGA card Connectors
* 8x SATA Connectors
* 8x 4pin peripheral Molex Connectors
* 2x Floppy connectors
 
Don't use cheap off-brand PSUs, no matter what the wattage. Stick to Corsair, and for a single 4870 a 550VX would be enough:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004&Tpk=550VX

Since you have a crossfire board, how about you leave the option open to add a SECOND 4870?

PC P&C 750W
This is enough for two 4870s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011
It's also a very high quality PSU.
Well, you might not get that kind of price over there. The Corsair 750TX would be equivalent.


This would be your AM3/DDR3 choice if you wanted to go that way:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161328


CM Centurion 5 case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077
It's big enough but not well cooled.