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Old January 6, 2012, 12:44 AM
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hey guys i was jsut wondeering what power supply i should use, i have a infinity 700w and im trying to save money this power supply dose not have pci-e conectors but dose have 4x 4 pin molex ? which i can use to power my graphics card and i was just wondering would i be able to get away with using this power suppply till i buy my other parts but that could be 2-4 months, my system specs are listed below


- Corsair Carbide 500R Black Mid-Tower Case
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

- OCZ Agility 3 120G SATA3 SSD
- MSI gtx560 ti twin froxr II OC


(currently have a old motherboared and cpu and ram i will use for now they are listed below.)

- amd athlon 64 X2 Dual core processor 5200+ 2.69GHz (scores 5.8 in windows 7 raitng)-(will be upgrading soon to either amd 6 core or i5 2500k)
- asrock A785GM-LE/128M (will be upgrading soon when i upgrade my cpu and ram)
- 4 gigs or ddr2 800 team ram (scores 7.1 in windows 7 raiting)


this pc will be used for some gaming like bf3 n mw3 and the crysis series, the question i want answer is will that infinity 700w psu be enough to power my system without damagin any products inside, im just trying to save money atm.


thanks
steven,
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Old January 6, 2012, 01:00 AM
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more then enough to power it. Just keep in mind your CPU will bottleneck your video card drastically.
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXV2 600W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan *3 Year Wrty* - Corsair - CMPSU-600CXV2 that PSU would be good if you don't plan on running SLI anytime in the future.
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Old January 6, 2012, 06:52 AM
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While 700W is enough to power up to a GTX580 the one you have should not be used or even considered powering a new system.
There are very good reasons for it to NOT have PCI-e connectors. THat is namely because the unit I doubt can actually do 700W worth of real power.

It is not made by any good OEM, and from just a quick search on the net I see a lot of complaints of it killing system components.

My advice? Ditch that one and get a good unit from Silverstone, Corsair, Seasonic, Antec.

For your setup, 650W quality unit would be more than capable even if you want to do SLI.

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While 700W is enough to power up to a GTX580 the one you have should not be used or even considered powering a new system.
There are very good reasons for it to NOT have PCI-e connectors. THat is namely because the unit I doubt can actually do 700W worth of real power.

It is not made by any good OEM, and from just a quick search on the net I see a lot of complaints of it killing system components.

My advice? Ditch that one and get a good unit from Silverstone, Corsair, Seasonic, Antec.

For your setup, 650W quality unit would be more than capable even if you want to do SLI.

-ST
I second this, personally I have been burnt to many times by cheap/old PSU's. If you want to save money, cheaping out on the power supply is not where to do it!
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