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Hey guys,

I've found an amazing PSU, fanless + platinum at not too high price (since I don't need 1k W).

Super Flower's Passive 80PLUS Platinum 500W

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/SuperFlower/SF-500P14FG/9.html

I was wondering if this will be enough for the following build or it's stretching it?

Ivy Bridge 3570K
310 SSD
2x 3TB RAID 1
24 GB RAM
SB X-Fi Titanium HD
Radeon HD 7770?

I know that it's impossible to know before 7xxx and Ivy is released, but when calculating with 6770 and 2500k

http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

It says 327W + sound card, so my guess is: it's enough?

If no, any platinum + fanless alternatives?
Edited by Kauke - 1/26/12 at 9:19am
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1 GPU and a CPU that is 77w TDP? I'm thinking 500w is more than enough especially given that the mentioned PSU is a quality unit. smile.gif
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Easily. Go for it.
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500 watts seems to be cutting it maybe a little close if you are going to be overclocking. But it's tough to really say with the low TDP Ivy Bridge chips since there's little known about them in practice yet. I'd wager your power consumption would sit somewhere around the 400-500 mark flat out though with an overclocked CPU running Prime95 and a GPU bench, so normal usage and even gaming shouldn't be quite as high as that.... Hm. So yeah I think you should be okay. Need more input.
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Thank you biggrin.gif

I am thinking to overclock it a bit, guess we will have to wait for the cpu and gpu to hit the markets.

My guess is that OC Ivy should consume something in the line of non overclocked sandy?
Edited by Kauke - 1/26/12 at 9:20am
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should have no problems whatsoever smile.gif
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post #7 of 15
Should be sufficient I reckon.

You could check with: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

I did a quick check and came up just short of 300W. But IB will use less power and I think the 7770 will be quite economical as well.
I don't know how much fans you have (picked 4 120's, I think that would be average) or any lightning/watercooling/ DVD drives.


EDIT:
Seeing as others seem to be thinking of higher numbers than me I adjusted some variables and came up with 526W (recommended PSU wattage)
That's with an overclock (4.5 @ 1.36V), 100% TDP, high end desktop motherboard, 1 DVD drive, 3 SATA HDDs (picked 3 because I have no idea if a 3 TB consumes more. I wouldn't think so but for safety's sake), 1 DRAM SSD , Fan controller, front bay card reader, sound blaster, 5 regular 120s. 100% load and 20% capacitator aging.
Edited by Bloitz - 1/26/12 at 9:28am
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Just to be on the safe side I'd wait for the reviews of the Ivy Bridge CPUs from reputable sources on how they fare when overclocked. The CPU overclocking would be the biggest wildcard here, everything else added up doesn't come anywhere near to 500W. Chances are it'll come in well below 500, but if it turns out you can beast the hell out of the 28nm CPUs with massive voltage for awesome OCs then maybe you'd want to afford yourself more headroom in the future. I'm just always cautious when it comes to avoiding misspending my money hah. You should be fine.
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Originally Posted by Kauke View Post

I know that it's impossible to know before 7xxx and Ivy is

Actually 7XXX GPUs have been released, it's the 7990 that hasn't been released. tongue.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645&cm_sp=Cat_Video_Cards_%26%2338%3b_Video_Devices-_-New-_-14-127-645

On topic: 500W should be more than enough for that.
    
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Actually 7XXX GPUs have been released, it's the 7990 that hasn't been released. tongue.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645&cm_sp=Cat_Video_Cards_%26%2338%3b_Video_Devices-_-New-_-14-127-645
On topic: 500W should be more than enough for that.

orly? show me a card other than the 7970 on newegg
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