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Old October 23, 2007, 04:59 PM
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Hi all,

I looked and looked, and really couldn't find any answers today on whether or not this PSU will kick enough juice for me.

Recently my PSU fried, which fried my Vid Card, so I'm upgrading to a x1950 pro agp, and am wondering if the Enermax Liberty 500 Watt will suffice to run this system:

P4 3.2c
Asus P4C800E-Deluxe
1 gig OCZ Gold - PC800
x1950 pro agp 512
2x Raptor 74 gig - Raid 0+1
Audigy Platinum External
Plextor CD-Burner
LG DvD-reader
3 - 80 mm sys fans
1 - 120 mm sys fan

With the 32 amps total from both rails, I "think" it will, but I'm not certain if that's going to be the case, as I know the Vid card alone wants 30 amps sustained (not positive if this PSU is going to be a sustained 32 amps).

I would just go with the 620 version and not worry about it, if it wasn't 30 bucks more expensive atm, and if I wasn't going to be out of work in January (which I am now, so this is a bit of a blow to the pocket book).

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old October 23, 2007, 05:11 PM
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It should work, with the video card, your system will use about 30amps MAX.
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Old October 23, 2007, 05:29 PM
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Hi all,

I looked and looked, and really couldn't find any answers today on whether or not this PSU will kick enough juice for me.

Recently my PSU fried, which fried my Vid Card, so I'm upgrading to a x1950 pro agp, and am wondering if the Enermax Liberty 500 Watt will suffice to run this system:

P4 3.2c
Asus P4C800E-Deluxe
1 gig OCZ Gold - PC800
x1950 pro agp 512
2x Raptor 74 gig - Raid 0+1
Audigy Platinum External
Plextor CD-Burner
LG DvD-reader
3 - 80 mm sys fans
1 - 120 mm sys fan

With the 32 amps total from both rails, I "think" it will, but I'm not certain if that's going to be the case, as I know the Vid card alone wants 30 amps sustained (not positive if this PSU is going to be a sustained 32 amps).

I would just go with the 620 version and not worry about it, if it wasn't 30 bucks more expensive atm, and if I wasn't going to be out of work in January (which I am now, so this is a bit of a blow to the pocket book).

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
It's confusing the way they rate the required amperage on the 1950pro. What you need is minimum 30 - 36 amps on a single rail for the entire system.

The card itself draws no more than 15 - 18 amps under full load.
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Old October 23, 2007, 05:38 PM
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Hum, whats your budget anyways, just to give us an idea, maybe we(ie I) can come up with something better still in your price range

That point aside, yea it should be enough, but if you can get a better quality psu within your budget, why not eh?
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Old October 23, 2007, 05:52 PM
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Well my budget I would say is between 70 - 100 Canadian, before and or after rebates (buying from Direct Canada) - I could spring the extra 30 bucks on the 620.

I don't want to skimp out that's for sure, so really I can make it between 75 - 115, and just not buy that case of beer for this weekend. ;)

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Old October 23, 2007, 06:18 PM
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What part of the country are you in just in case somebody knows of a hot local deal?

It's too bad you couldn't go $120 or I'd suggest the 610W PC Power & Cooling review unit in the for sale thread. (That's $120 total, taxes and shipping included).
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Old October 23, 2007, 06:24 PM
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Ontario.

Thing is I already placed an order with Direct Canada, originally I was going with the Corsair VX450, then read about issues etc and realized it wouldn't do what I needed. So as it stands my Vid card is on hold, and I just need to replace the PSU seeing as I've already paid the shipping on it. So that's the company I'll stick with if at all possible.
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Well my budget I would say is between 70 - 100 Canadian, before and or after rebates (buying from Direct Canada) - I could spring the extra 30 bucks on the 620.

I don't want to skimp out that's for sure, so really I can make it between 75 - 115, and just not buy that case of beer for this weekend. ;)

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Direct Canada you say, well

Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - DirectCanada 550 Watt
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...y&promoid=1025 650 Watt (cheaper at NCIX than Direct Canada, plus they are the same company anyways )

or if you like modular

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...R&promoid=1025 (not worth it personally, you pay more for less power because of modular )


I trust CWT built Corsairs much more than Antecs Seasonic built personally (thou they are both great Teir 3 OEM's regardless)

Heres a review on the Corsair by some of more reputable & trusted PSU Expert's

jonnyGURU's Personal Website

And heres a review on the OP650

jonnyGURU's Personal Website

They score VERY highly and are really worth the money, Hell I consider that price a steal, but then again I just paid 250 after taxes and shipping for the DA850 Watt Silverstone
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Old October 23, 2007, 06:51 PM
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Thanks Chilly,

All that info helped a lot, looks like the VX550 is going to work just the way I want.

@sswilson - I was looking at the Silverstone earlier today... just a touch much out of my price range atm.

Saving bucksies til I can do a real real upgrade next year, after I find a new job. ;)
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Old October 23, 2007, 07:05 PM
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This card, x1950pro, itself draws no more than 66 Watts, under full load. 66 Watts / 12 Volts = 5,5 amps
Look from xBitLabs..



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