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post #1 of 14
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Hello all,

As stated in title, just wanted to hear a few people chime in on my new build. I have run PSU Calc but I know it just gives you a general idea of what you can use.

PSU : Kingwin Striker STR-500 Platinum Efficiency (can be overclocked to 600W but drops to gold, would rather not do that obviously)

MB: Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/GEN3
CPU: Intel i5 2500K
Memory: 2x8gb, 1333, 1.5v DDR3
Graphics: ATI Radeon 5830
HDD: Vertex3 120gb, 3x2tb HDDs

I'm not really into PC gaming so i probably won't be upgrading video cards anytime soon, and when I do I know i'll need to mind the wattage.

I'm pretty sure this will be fine but I'm a little worried about overclocking, would a normal 34% CPU OC still be ok? Am I cutting it too close?

Thanks in advance!!
post #2 of 14
a HD5830 requires your system to have a minimum of 550w, and thats providing your running the basic needs and no overclocking. for that system to run well and overclock your really needing a 650w psu.

it would prob run with a 500 watt psu but it would be ill advised.
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post #3 of 14
It'll run your system flawlessly without an issue.

Jonnyguru review of your PSU:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=253

You could get away with probably a single GTX570 or HD6970 with that PSU and be just fine. Maybe even a GTX580 (that would be pushing it a bit though).
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post #4 of 14
just a 5830, should be fine. Think GPU is more power dependent. your GPU is not very powerful/power-hungry. the OC should be fine.
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post #5 of 14
I take my previous statement back after reading the jonnyguru and looking up the platform of it. That unit SHOULD do 600w and stay 80+Gold. You can handle ANY single GPU setup you could dream of on it, and mid range crossfire / SLI easily with it.

You SHOULD be able to handle 5830 Crossfire with your 2500k easily with that unit. It would be pushing it a bit with 5830's, but it would work.
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post

a HD5830 requires your system to have a minimum of 550w, and thats providing your running the basic needs and no overclocking. for that system to run well and overclock your really needing a 650w psu.

it would prob run with a 500 watt psu but it would be ill advised.
What?! False. Don't listen to this guy dude.

Your PSU can run ANY single GPU/CPU overclocked to oblivion and back with ample power to spare.
post #7 of 14
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thx everyone for your feedback!! looks like i dont have anything to worry about until its time to upgrade smile.gif
post #8 of 14
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/39555-intel-sandy-bridge-core-i5-2500k-core-i7-2600k-processors-review-20.html

a core i5 2500k pared with a GTX280 draws around 360w at stock settings. that leaves about 130w left for overclocking head room providing that he wants to stay under the "rated" output of the power supply (500w). a HD5830 would draw around the same amount as a GTX280 so it would be fairly safe to say that his system at a proper full load would draw 360w.

add a 35% overclock to the cpu and a overclock to the graphics card and he would be getting close to that 500w mark.

"PSU : Kingwin Striker STR-500 Platinum Efficiency (can be overclocked to 600W but drops to gold, would rather not do that obviously)" states that he doesnt want to go over the rated output.

i never said it wouldnt run it, i just said that it would be getting close or over 500watt with an overclocked card and processor. My HD5850's pull a bit of power when overclocked and id imagine the HD5830 would be much the same.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/39555-intel-sandy-bridge-core-i5-2500k-core-i7-2600k-processors-review-20.html
a core i5 2500k pared with a GTX280 draws around 360w at stock settings. that leaves about 130w left for overclocking head room providing that he wants to stay under the "rated" output of the power supply (500w). a HD5830 would draw around the same amount as a GTX280 so it would be fairly safe to say that his system at a proper full load would draw 360w.
add a 35% overclock to the cpu and a overclock to the graphics card and he would be getting close to that 500w mark.
"PSU : Kingwin Striker STR-500 Platinum Efficiency (can be overclocked to 600W but drops to gold, would rather not do that obviously)" states that he doesnt want to go over the rated output.
i never said it wouldnt run it, i just said that it would be getting close or over 500watt with an overclocked card and processor. My HD5850's pull a bit of power when overclocked and id imagine the HD5830 would be much the same.

Please document yourself before posting, you're working with false info and offering bad advice.
Power supplies are rated at output not input, you need to interpret the Hardware Canucks review to actually understand what's going on, they're using a Tuniq Miniplat which has a average efficiency of 80%, the numbers they're presenting is power at the wall(what enters the PSU no what goes out of it), after you factor in efficiency you'll end up with a ~290W power draw, and that is at full load(not a very common occurrence for systems that aren't running distributed computing apps). Add to that the fact that the GTX 280 draws more power at full load than the 5830 and it easy to see how "wrong" you are wink.gif
Adding 35% for overclocking!?.. liquid nitrogen sessions or what?

@OP, I have a small Bitcoin mining rig with an I3 2100 and two 5830 that's on 24/7 and the PSU that powers it is a FSP Aurum 400 smile.gif
Your PSU is as high end as they go atm, you could run 3x 5830s on that small beast without any issue whatsoever..
post #10 of 14
Folks it's not just total PSU wattage that counts. It's both the total wattage and the amps. available on the 12v rail that determine if a PSU has sufficient power for the application.

Since the 5830 uses ~175W and the PSU can deliver 498W on the 12v rail, all is just fine as the complete system draws ~325W. Even with overclocking the total 12v rail draw should be less than 450W.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-5830-review/11
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