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Okay so my brother's friend is sending us an EVGA GTX 550 TI graphics card. Now from what I have gathered, it requires a 400W minimum power supply and 22A of current? Someone please correct me on that if I am wrong.

The power ratings on the PSU are as follows:
Coolmax V-600 600W switching power supply triple 12V rails.

+3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V1@18A, +12V2@18A, +12V3@15A, -12V@0.5A, +5VSB@2.5A

Now with that in mind and a 100W 1045T processor and a microATX board installed in the system, I have a feeling that very bad things will happen (Im talking total PSU meltdown) , but I just need verification on that before I make him buy a new power supply.

Note: The currently installed GPU is a GT 240

Thanks.


Edited by raidmaxGuy - 6/6/13 at 5:28pm
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That Coolmax unit is crap so yes you need a new PSU

They sould be called Chokemax

Its a system killer PSU and its trash

I cant even do 600 watts

Review of the 500 watts version

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Coolmax-V-500-Power-Supply-Review/1366/9
Edited by shilka - 6/6/13 at 5:41pm
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Yes get something else to replace it please! Its an accident waiting to happen. Look at Power supplies with SeaSonic as their OEM.. Or look at SeaSonic power supplies directly.
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Yes get something else to replace it please! Its an accident waiting to happen. Look at Power supplies with SeaSonic as their OEM.. Or look at SeaSonic power supplies directly.

Look at everything not just Seasonic which is overhyped
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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I believe your best (and most cost-effective solution) for running a 1045T and 550Ti would be Rosewill's Capstone 450w ($63 shipped @ Newegg).

It's based on Super Flower's excellent "Golden Green" platform, features all Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors, and has 37A / 444w on the 12v rail. It's as good a PSU as your Coolmax is bad.
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Look at everything not just Seasonic which is overhyped
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Ah yes of course. It was merely the first one that came to mind redface.gif
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Coolmax + any PC = catastrophic failure waiting to happen.
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I believe your best (and most cost-effective solution) for running a 1045T and 550Ti would be Rosewill's Capstone 450w ($63 shipped @ Newegg).

It's based on Super Flower's excellent "Golden Green" platform, features all Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors, and has 37A / 444w on the 12v rail. It's as good a PSU as your Coolmax is bad.

Nipppon caps eh? Say no more! I've got some in my amp that have been going for 45 years! I will let my bro know, i do think reducing wattage would be a good thing considering he has it on all the time.
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