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For the following system:

HD 6850 1GB @ Stock Speeds
Phenom II X3 4.1GHz w/ Coolermaster 212+
8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 RAM
250GB SATA HDD
CD/DVD Drive
80mm Exhaust Fan
80mm Intake Fan
70mm PCI Slot Exhaust Fan

I've been looking at the Corsair CX500 500Watt.

Think its enough?
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Originally Posted by Blom89 View Post
For the following system:

HD 6850 1GB @ Stock Speeds
Phenom II X3 4.1GHz w/ Coolermaster 212+
8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 RAM
250GB SATA HDD
CD/DVD Drive
80mm Exhaust Fan
80mm Intake Fan
70mm PCI Slot Exhaust Fan

I've been looking at the Corsair CX500 500Watt.

Think its enough?
It's enough, but... you said you had $80. The Antec NEO ECO 620C is a far superior Power Supply in comparison to the Corsair CX500 and will be able to run two of those Radeon HD 6850s without breaking a sweat, including your OCed CPU.

If you just want to run one card, though, I recommend you get the 520C. It's still superior than the CX500 and costs the same.
    
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
It's enough, but... you said you had $80. The Antec NEO ECO 620C is a far superior Power Supply in comparison to the Corsair CX500 and will be able to run two of those Radeon HD 6850s without breaking a sweat, including your OCed CPU.

If you just want to run one card, though, I recommend you get the 520C. It's still superior than the CX500 and costs the same.
^ Agreed on all counts.
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I personally like the EA-650 Green, though I'm not expert enough to say how it compares to the NeoEco. I imagine they're close however.
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The corsair CX series psu's are overrated (only 34a on the 12v rail for the CX500). Other Cosair units are great though. I would go with this ---> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=xfx%20550w for a 550w unit in your price range. Antec is also a good vendor for good price/performance ratio. Check out this link for a good idea of which PSU's are good. http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ml#post9110838
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post #6 of 14
It's enough, but there are much better PSUs out there for that price. Plus, the CX500 is not one of Corsair's better units.

So for example:

AMD recommends a 500W power supply to power a system with a single 6850 in it, so this means that any quality 400-450W power supply will be enough. However, it's getting harder and harder to find good PSUs in that wattage range for a good price, so I'm recommending these.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:36pm
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Seasonic 520w I mean the Antec Neo 520w which ever is the cheapest.
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Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
Seasonic 520w I mean the Antec Neo 520w which ever is the cheapest.
I was going to recommend the 430W SeaSonic S12II, but it is $74.99 + $10.18 shipping! I mean damn, that's $85.17 shipped while the PSUs in my list cost less and are just as good or better.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:38pm
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I was going to recommend the 430W SeaSonic S12II, but it is $74.99 + $10.18 shipping! I mean damn, that's $85.17 shipped while the PSUs in my list cost less and are just as good or better.
its the same psu as the Antec Neo 520w lol exactly the same
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its the same psu as the Antec Neo 520w lol exactly the same
The 430W SeaSonic S12II is not the same as the 520W SeaSonic S12II.

In other words, I already know that the 520W Antec Neo ECO is a 520W SeaSonic S12II.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:38pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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