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post #1 of 27
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Current Graphics Card: XFX Radeon HD 5870
Current PSU: CoolerMaster Real Power M520, 520Watt
Current Motherboard: Intel DX58SO
Current Processor: Intel Core i7 960

Graphics card I just ordered: Asus HD 7970 DirectCU II
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-276-AS&campaign=pcm/googleshopping&pup_c=gs

If I need to buy a new PSU, is it possible of someone could link me to a recommended one?

Preferably from one of these links:
http://www.informatique.nl/?M=USL&G=171
http://azerty.nl/8-674/voedingen.html

Thanks!! thumb.gif
post #2 of 27
well really a 500 wat is always enough (most of the time) but i would upgrade to 700w as that graphics card is Hungary
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by REPUBLICOFGAMER View Post

well really a 500 wat is always enough (most of the time) but i would upgrade to 700w as that graphics card is Hungary

Is the current 520w truely 520w? And what do you mean by Hungary? Hungry?

Someone recommended me http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Power+Supplies-_-Rosewill-_-17182262 but I can't order from newegg.
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by Hashes View Post

Is the current 520w truely 520w? And what do you mean by Hungary? Hungry?
Someone recommended me http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Power+Supplies-_-Rosewill-_-17182262 but I can't order from newegg.




yes hungry like power hungry it needs 300watts alone so i suggest to get 700w so this way you know it has all the power you need
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-013-XF this one is not bad at all
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by REPUBLICOFGAMER View Post

yes hungry like power hungry it needs 300watts alone so i suggest to get 700w so this way you know it has all the power you need
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-013-XF this one is not bad at all
This is wrong.

Hashes, a good 500-550 watt PSU would be plenty for this system including overclocks, however I cannot comment on the quality of your current PSU.
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by bR0ken_pr0Jector View Post

This is wrong.
Hashes, a good 500-550 watt PSU would be plenty for this system including overclocks, however I cannot comment on the quality of your current PSU.


how so that card needs a 6 pin and 8 pin that psu cant possibly have enough to go around
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by bR0ken_pr0Jector View Post

This is wrong.
Hashes, a good 500-550 watt PSU would be plenty for this system including overclocks, however I cannot comment on the quality of your current PSU.
It's poor by current standards, it's a rather ancient unit (launched in 2006-2007 iirc).
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by REPUBLICOFGAMER View Post

how so that card needs a 6 pin and 8 pin that psu cant possibly have enough to go around
The 7970 draws a similar amount of power to my GTX570, and I also have a CPU that is of the same generation's as Hashes' which is overclocked to 4 GHz. From my UPS I draw at peak ~400 watts under load. Hashes should see similar load levels with his planned upgrade.

Edit: ty Sin!
post #9 of 27
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Wehh still not convinced wha-smiley.png
post #10 of 27
I think it's enough.

I have a 750 watt, and it runs an i5, ASUS ROG motherboard, four RAM sticks, 24-LED light strip, six fans, CD/DVD drive, a sound card, two cross-fire Radeon 6950's, and about 10 USB devices.
I used to have an H100 on this, too.

But if you do need a new PSU, I'd recommend a Corsair AX650, or AX750 to be on the safe side.
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