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Hey guys,
When my Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO arrives im planning to overclock my AMD FX8120 to around 4-4.2Ghz on an ASUS M5A99X EVO and Powercool 550 PSU (The GPU is a Nvidia GTX550Ti).

I was just asking if its reasonably safe to OC a bulldozer chip on a 550w supply as i've heard its better to spend a little on a better brand and more wattage while im at it.

Any suggestions? biggrin.gif
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I'm not sure of the quality of that 550w, but a quality 550w should be plenty.
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post #3 of 26
Your PSU is trash get rid of it if you can

I would not trust that thing to power anything above 450-500 watts before it blows

Yes 550 watts is more then enough for any single card system
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post #4 of 26
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Yeah when i first read the brand i scoffed at it :L I do plan to change it to maybe a Corsair 750w unit in a few weeks but i guess it should be okay for a fortnight or two
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You dont need 750 watts unless you are going SLI/Corssfire later
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post #6 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buxty View Post

Yeah when i first read the brand i scoffed at it :L I do plan to change it to maybe a Corsair 750w unit in a few weeks but i guess it should be okay for a fortnight or two

Or you can wait, and not risk anything. That's the type of garbage PSU that'll take out everything along with it.

UK? Some suggestions:

XFX PRO 550w £45.06 Inc VAT

OCZ ZS Series 550W £47.46 Inc VAT

In Win Green Me 550W £52.26 Inc VAT
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Originally Posted by jagz View Post

Or you can wait, and not risk anything. That's the type of garbage PSU that'll take out everything along with it.

UK? Some suggestions:

XFX PRO 550w £45.06 Inc VAT

OCZ ZS Series 550W £47.46 Inc VAT

In Win Green Me 550W £52.26 Inc VAT

The XFX is made by Seasonic and is alright

The OCZ ZS is made by Sirtec which i am not a big fan of some of the stuff Sirtec makes are alright but in the past they make some of the worst crap you could find PSU wise

The Inwin is made by Powerman which rebrands FSP models
Edited by shilka - 4/1/13 at 4:16pm
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post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Buxty View Post

Yeah when i first read the brand i scoffed at it :L I do plan to change it to maybe a Corsair 750w unit in a few weeks but i guess it should be okay for a fortnight or two

dont mean to make u upset but the evo will suck for your bulldozer. I suppose it depends on how much u overclock. It sucks with the vishera's so im guessing itll suck for your bulldozer
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Originally Posted by gertruude View Post

dont mean to make u upset but the evo will suck for your bulldozer. I suppose it depends on how much u overclock. It sucks with the vishera's so im guessing itll suck for your bulldozer

lol which EVO? Either way I think the board and cooler will net him at least 4 Ghz.
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Oh i just looked again and it isnt 550w its 650w...that power wink.gif End of the day, im not too bothered if i cant make my system hit warp nine or something, its just the stock cooler wouldnt cool it enough and it would shut down mid way through L4D.

Can't a guy just kill some zombs!?
Edited by Buxty - 4/2/13 at 8:12am
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