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Old December 21, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Hi all,

I have a FSP 550w that runs these components:
E5200 overclocked (1.4v)
3 hard drives
6 fans

I will soon (hopefully) be buying a 4890 off of someone from the forums and was wondering if my psu will be able to run it. I don't think I'll overclock it since it will be sufficient for my gaming needs at stock.

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Old December 21, 2009, 03:16 PM
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It should be enough. What are it's ratings for it's 12v line(s)?
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Yes, it's enough.
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Old December 21, 2009, 03:26 PM
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It's got 15A each on 4 12V lines.

Newegg.com - FSP Group FSP550-80GLC-R 550W ATX 2.01/ EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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To expand on my previous statement, it is enough, but you'd be better off with a higher-quality PSU.
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To expand on my previous statement, it is enough, but you'd be better off with a higher-quality PSU.
Thanks, just making sure you guys knew everything needed.
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To expand on my previous statement, it is enough, but you'd be better off with a higher-quality PSU.
FSP is a pretty good brand. I believe many name-brand PSUs use FSP as a basis or something like that.

@OP. Ya it's enough.
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FSP is a pretty good brand. I believe many name-brand PSUs use FSP as a basis or something like that.

@OP. Ya it's enough.
FSP's lower-wattage units are generally pretty decent. On the higher-wattage side of things, their products range from decent to outright bad. As for the OP's unit, it's a pretty cheap model, so although it's probably still decent, it's also nothing particularly great.
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