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Could somebody please tell me if either of these power supplies will be enough for my FX-4100 (will be overclocking) and an HD6850?

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply

My other option that I currently have laying around the house is an old Antec True Power Trio 430W.

Thanks in advance for the help!
    
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post #2 of 16
Even the 430W would be enough. How old is it though? Wouldn't trust a psu that's been laying around for years.
post #3 of 16
I have the 4100 as well running on a 550w, and I am no where near running this psu hard. I'd just be careful if you plan on running dual gpu's. Besides that a single gpu you will be just dandy.
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post #4 of 16
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Its actually still in use on my current computer. It may be old but the machine has only seen light use for the past 4 years. The PSU itself is 5 years old.
    
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post #5 of 16
Let's hope that you have the right board for it then atleast! Incase you haven't heard of this: that's a website that will calculate all of the power of your parts together for you. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
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post #6 of 16
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It has the correct number of pins. I have also heard those calculators on the websites can be inaccurate (hence the reason I am asking here now). I basically just wanted to double check before hooking it up and having something go wrong. Everything I've read says the FX chips are power hungry when overclocked.
    
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post #7 of 16
Ahhh yes overclocking. It all makes sense. Well I'm sure a moderate overclock would be fine, but I don't think I'd put much faith into an old power supply like that to handle a lot of overclocking.
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post #8 of 16
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Do you think the Cooler Master would be fine? That one is brand new and the PC that is using it is less power hungry than this one will be.
    
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Roonie View Post

It has the correct number of pins. I have also heard those calculators on the websites can be inaccurate (hence the reason I am asking here now). I basically just wanted to double check before hooking it up and having something go wrong. Everything I've read says the FX chips are power hungry when overclocked.

They can be, they always over calculate. The answer to your question is Yes, the 500w PSU will be fine. And if your system needs more juice you will know. The PSU will shut down which means time for a higher PSU. But yours is fine, If you go Duel GPU then you will need a bigger one.
Edited by Bravo2010 - 2/27/12 at 2:48pm
 
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post #10 of 16
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Thanks so much for the explanation Bravo2010. I will be waiting to upgrade my PSU until / if I decide to go dual GPU because I'm one of the cheapest people on the planet.
    
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