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Originally Posted by TwoCables;13944121 
If you're going to shop for a new PSU, then I recommend making a new thread in order to get the best results. I've been awake for over 24 hours, so I can't really function well enough to make recommendations, however keep one thing in mind: recommendations must be made on a unit-by-unit basis. Just because a brand is reputable, it doesn't mean that every single PSU they sell is great. wink.gif (you can do better than Corsair's GS600).

This means that if someone is recommending a few very specific units to you instead of brand names, then they probably know what they're talking about.

I'll just say this: AMD is recommending a 500W peak-rated power supply to power a system that has one 5830 in it. So any quality 400-450W power supply will have plenty of power because any good and recommended PSU should have a continuous rating. However, we're talking about the 5830 here (small power draw), so I think that's why you're even able to use this little 400W unit which is likely peak-rated for 400W.

By the way, if you make a thread asking for help in picking a new PSU, be sure to state how much you can spend on the PSU (your budget) as well as where you can order from. Of course, mention that it will be powering your sig rig too! smile.gif

Bro.... 24Hours? We at OCN like to keep our well respected members alive, get some rest dude redface.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Bobi;13944118 
So seems like i'm not even reaching 300W , but i don't want to risk loosing all my other NEW components.. Im surprised though , that such an old PSU can run such a new(somewhat) configuration .
I'll go with the corsair 600W then.. damn them brands and their high prices arrgh..
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unless your planning to grab a new CPU and overclock it, you probably wouldnt need 600W, 500W is MORE than enough even if you DO get a quad core
    
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Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker;13944164 
Bro.... 24Hours? We at OCN like to keep our well respected members alive, get some rest dude redface.gif
Yeah, I'm not exactly young anymore. When I was like..... 18 years old or something, I nailed 42 solid hours with no sleep. It almost seemed easy. However, today is different: I don't want to go to sleep because I'm having fun!

Anyway, I think I'm still capable of judging any recommendations made. redface.gif Like that Rosewill Green Series! Thumbs up!
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36 hour days are what it is about.

OP: Yeah your current PSU would probably be fine for awhile(or years depending) as nothing is really stressing it. As everyone else has said, It's not worth the cost/loss of an entire system to save the $ and few minutes it takes to replace the PSU with one that's more than beefy and safe enough you don't have to question it.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;13944200 
Yeah, I'm not exactly young anymore. When I was like..... 18 years old or something, I nailed 42 solid hours with no sleep. It almost seemed easy. However, today is different: I don't want to go to sleep because I'm having fun!

Anyway, I think I'm still capable of judging any recommendations made. redface.gif Like that Rosewill Green Series! Thumbs up!

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Rosewill one looks good!, and for a nice price too =/ shoulda got one myself
    
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post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by Bobi;13944118 
So seems like i'm not even reaching 300W , but i don't want to risk loosing all my other NEW components.. Im surprised though , that such an old PSU can run such a new(somewhat) configuration .
I'll go with the corsair 600W then.. damn them brands and their high prices arrgh..
Reps!

You don't need a 600w, and getting one will be a waste of money. Honestly, don't even need a 500w, even a QUALITY 450w would be PLENTY.

Unless you plan on going with a dual-card setup in the future, you're fine with a quality 450-500w PSU. Honestly, anything more is unnecessary.

People will give you the "but what if you want to upgrade later" speech--which has some validity, but honestly, I've found that people tend to stay in their comfort zone of price:performance, and honestly if you have a 5830, you're probably not going to decide to go with 2x 6990's tomorrow...

I'm a fan of the Antec Earthwatts line--they run very cool and very quiet, and they've got good efficiency. This one should suit you quite well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035

And at under $60, it won't break the bank.
    
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Thanks for the tip(s) twocables , you really know your stuff. Once I get a list of PSU's i'd like to buy i'll post a topic , hopefully you'll be there to give another tip wink.gif
@ Killeraxe , looks pretty nice , and CHEAP! The corsair 600 is double that price in my country.. Too bad I can't order online and i'm not from USA! So that PSU is out of question!
@ Pentium4 , i won't be upgrading the CPU soon , maybe a quad , but that's it.. And yeah i will overclock abit , planning to reach 4ghz with the current CPU , i didn't try that yet because i need to raise voltage , doubt this "puppy" psu will like that!
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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by Bobi;13944227 
Thanks for the tip(s) twocables , you really know your stuff. Once I get a list of PSU's i'd like to buy i'll post a topic , hopefully you'll be there to give another tip wink.gif
@ Killeraxe , looks pretty nice , and CHEAP! The corsair 600 is double that price in my country.. Too bad I can't order online and i'm not from USA! So that PSU is out of question!
@ Pentium4 , i won't be upgrading the CPU soon , maybe a quad , but that's it.. And yeah i will overclock abit , planning to reach 4ghz with the current CPU , i didn't try that yet because i need to raise voltage , doubt this "puppy" psu will like that!

You might also find someone on the OCN marketplace that has a used PSU that would be willing to ship it to you!
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post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by Bobi;13943805 
Hello!
I've had this noname brand (is it?) Frontier Technology Inc. KY -400 ATX PSU for over 3-4 years or more , and what i found interesting , and stunning , is that it powers a HD 5830 gfx card i've just got , and also a phenom II X3 (2,8->3,3 OC low i know but still!) ! Check my sig for more info
How is this possible? I was told that the hd 5830 will EAT my 400W power supply , but obviously it won't.. I had to connect 2x molex PCI-E 6pin to the gfx card also , i really didn't think it would work , but it did.. I run every game on MAX and I also tried playing on my plasma 42" with 1080p HD (1960x1040 or whatever) full details and it runs any game on those settings max resolution without problems... I'm stunned seriously...
But i've been thinking , should I upgrade the PSU? Should I expect my PSU to die soon? Or is this one really a miracle?

It is not a miracle. You are running that power supply at absolute maximum capacity, which will eventually cause it to pop.
    
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post #30 of 33
Power requirements for CPUs and GPUs shouldn't be on the way up anymore. If you're sticking to single GPU setups, you can go pretty far on a good 430W unit: something like an i5-2500k with GTX 570 with an overclock on the i5-2500k and a lighter overclock on the GTX 570. So if that's not limiting your future plans and you're not allergic to running a molex -> PCIe adapter, I'd just take the Earthwatts Green 430D for $40 shipped and call it a day. Certainly it can easily power your current system.

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