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Sorry to bother you guys was just wondering if my sig rig + a 6970 instead of the 5770 would be fine ?

It's a Cooler Master 500W about 2 years old, only used for a few days though. Can't remember the exact model name.
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Depends which Cooler Master unit there is.

I would only say so, if it's a Silent Pro M500; if not it's a garbage unit that can't output it's rated wattage.
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Take a look at Phaedrus' post On Coolermaster once you have figured out what model you have. Sadly the chances are high that it is a piece of junk.
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post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by infected rat View Post
Take a look at Phaedrus' post On Coolermaster once you have figured out what model you have. Sadly the chances are high that it is a piece of junk.
Phaedrus actually got a few things wrong in his post.

Silent Pro M500-700 are all Enhance units. Silent Pro M850 and Silent Pro M1000 are FSP.

But yes, besides the Silent Pro M500, the other 500w's from cooler master are garbage.
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post #5 of 16
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Ah right thanks guys, see for some reason I was under the impression that Cooler Master's PSU's weren't actually all that bad. I'm pretty sure it's not a SilentM as it's not modular.

I thought the name was something like true power or elite power it was a while ago I bought it i'll find out tonight when I'm home.


Didn't really wanna upgrade PSU for this budget build looks like I'll have to look towards an expensive Corsair 500W unit
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post #6 of 16
Where are you located? There are plenty of cheaper 500w units out there, that'll run your system just fine (and are much better than that Cooler Master.)

It's most likely an Elite Power (as True Power is Antec's naming), and those are garbage.
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Phaedrus actually got a few things wrong in his post.

Silent Pro M500-700 are all Enhance units. Silent Pro M850 and Silent Pro M1000 are FSP.
Good to know, thanks.

Regarding the OP buying a new PSU, when the time comes to upgrade just go ahead and post your budget and where you can shop I'm sure the resident experts here will find you a quality unit within your price bracket.
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post #8 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Where are you located? There are plenty of cheaper 500w units out there, that'll run your system just fine (and are much better than that Cooler Master.)

It's most likely an Elite Power (as True Power is Antec's naming), and those are garbage.
Just did a random search and got eXtreme Power Plus, it's either the plus or standard version.

I'm nearly 80% sure that's mine. I'm located in England at the moment.

EDIT: to the above post; Probably around £50-80 over here.

And I need it to power My sig rig with a 6970 instead of 5770. I'd prefer modular aswell as my old rig was made it easier.
Edited by Skrillex - 6/1/11 at 3:54am
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post #9 of 16
As Tator Tot says, if its the M500 you should be ok, otherwise don't risk it.

Oh and I wouldn't be OC'ing with any 500w with that stuff.
post #10 of 16
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The XFX 650W is reccomended on Tator Tot's thread, gives me a lot of headroom and fit's my price bracket I think I'll plump for that one.

Thanks a lot for everyone who posted.

Actually not sure wanna be able to get PSU and 6970 for under £300
Edited by Skrillex - 6/1/11 at 4:06am
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