Would my PSU run this?
I am about to buy a new rig and would just like to know if my old Corsair VX 550 W PSU would run this rig below:
1. Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Lite (~£60)
2. Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE R3 P67 (£95)
3. CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k (£160)
4. RAM: G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V (£55) or for £45 I can go for 4GB but faster times (7-8-7-24)
5. HDD: Samsung F3 1TB 32MB Cache (£42)
6. GPU: AMD HD 6950 (£170)
N/B: I might be overclocking the CPU to around 4.4-4.5 ghz and possible the graphics card in the future.
Easily will be powerful enough.
Fans: ~ 15W
That puts you around 330, unless I'm forgetting something. So with everything running at MAX, you've got lots of room. You won't be running all hardware at max all the time :thumb:
Corsair VX550W Specifications
AC Input Rating 90 - 264VAC DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB Max Load 30A 28A 41A 0.8A 3A Max Load 140W 492W 9.6W 15W TOTAL POWER: 550W Power Supply Charts
didnt quite remember it to have such a beefy 12v rail but nice!
Not a problem at all, but if you plan to run a dual GPU solution that's when you'll start running in to problems.
Thank you all for your wonderful replies you just saved me ~£60 :D
vx series are very nice. I have a vx450 from many years back and it's still silent and strong enough for 2500k with z68.
Woo easily! Go nuts with the o/c :-D
Many people might bash this but I personally like to run my PSU's between 40%-60% of its max at most.
I personally believe from past research this prolongs the life of my PSU. The PSU is of course one of the most important parts of the system as I was quoted as saying before it can be like a marriage its your best friend if you treat her well but if you divorce her she likes to try to take a lot with her.
This is just my personal preference and yes the current PSU you have will power that stuff but I would probably look at selling and upgrading personally. (The PSU I mean!)
Have fun with the new system either way :)
For maximum efficiency (and thus, less waste heat and such) it's best to run the PSU between 50 and 80%
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