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Osiris2k11 July 8, 2011 09:37 AM

Would my PSU run this?
Dear all

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)

Thank you!

N/B: I might be overclocking the CPU to around 4.4-4.5 ghz and possible the graphics card in the future.

lowfat July 8, 2011 10:14 AM

Easily will be powerful enough.

Jake_HT July 8, 2011 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 531200)
Easily will be powerful enough.

this. :thumb:


GPU: 200W
CPU: 95W
HDD: 15W
p67: 6.1W
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:

_dangtx_ July 8, 2011 10:33 AM

Enthusiast Series

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!

supaflyx3 July 8, 2011 10:36 AM

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.

Osiris2k11 July 8, 2011 04:18 PM

Thank you all for your wonderful replies you just saved me ~60 :D

ben_liu July 12, 2011 07:29 PM

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.

Apathetik July 14, 2011 01:11 AM

Woo easily! Go nuts with the o/c :-D

trayton July 21, 2011 07:27 AM

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 :)

LarkStarr July 21, 2011 10:35 AM

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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