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Is this PSU enough for the Phenom build?

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phenom 955
asus m4a87td evo
asus hd 6850

ripjaws 2x2gb 1600
wdc blue 1tb (64mb)
asus 24x dvd r/w
ANTEC NEO ECO 450W (YES 450)

Is that 450w sufficient?
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post #2 of 16
Yes it does have enough for a single 6850 plus a phenom. That psu is a solid unit, better than their Earthpower series. However I would be careful to add a bunch of hardrives/fans or a second graphics card. However be careful if you plan on overclocking but at stock speeds or maybe even mild OCs you should be fine. I would advise you to get this one instead as its only $45 AR and is a 620w unit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031
Edited by T3chAdd1ct - 5/1/11 at 4:40pm
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post #3 of 16
Nah, you're pushing it real close. You have enough to power everything, but keeping it powered is a different story. A 550W/650W should be plenty for your system.

A PSU is not something you want to stress, trust me.
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post #4 of 16
That PSU can take that system fine, no issues even with OCing..
    
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post #5 of 16
It's plenty
post #6 of 16
You're set with that PSU in that rig
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how about antec tp-650? is it seasonic engineering as well?
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post #8 of 16
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

There you go, a PSU calculator. Put in all the parts in your system and it will tell you what wattage power supply you need.
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olepolecat View Post
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

There you go, a PSU calculator. Put in all the parts in your system and it will tell you what wattage power supply you need.
all of these wattage calculators are totally overrating what you need, becuase most less then stellar PSU manufacturers overrate their PSU's.

The OP's PSU of choice is a very nice unit and more then capable of running that system. I would not run a second graphics card on that PSU however.
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post #10 of 16
Yes-power calculators give you an idea, but i have never seen one yet that does not tell you you need alot more than what is realy needed. And that 450 is a good solid power supply, but, if you plan on keeping that system for awhile-or even remotely might start adding, for cooling-another video card, hard drive multipull optic drives so on-your not leaveing your self with much head room, i have an antec 480 true power in my asus/720be system and i cant cf, it would be too much. Plus like all componants it may degrade a bit over time, and that will hurt also.

If you have not purchased yet, check out newegg, they have a lot of sweet deals on power supplys at moment.
Edited by fishhawk - 5/1/11 at 6:05pm
    
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