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post #1 of 9
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Hey,

I posted recently about upgrading my system, and I originally was going from a setup that looked like this:

ASUS P5n-e SLI
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Pioneer DVD-RW
with 2 SATA Hdds

to:

AMD X6 1055T
GIGABYTE 880GM-UD2H
same video card
same dvd-rom
same hdds

However, after a lengthy discussion today, I ended up with:

INTEL Core i5-2400 (new 1155 socket)
ASUS P8P67LE
same video card, dvd-rw and hdds

So my question is: I have a Seasonic S12 Bronze (520W). I'm curious to know if I was to upgrade my video card to an XFX RADEON 5870 XXX Edition, would this PSU be sufficient, or will I need an upgrade. If I do need an upgrade, does anyone know of a decently priced (as well as reliable) one?
post #2 of 9
what do the psu calculators say you need?
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post #3 of 9
It will be sufficient, even if you overclock. The system won't probably consume more than 300W at full speed.

/off topic: I advice you to revert to the second rig as Intel recalls all Sandy Bridge motherboards due to a bug in the chipset. It's all over the internet.
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post #4 of 9
I agree your psu is fine with headroom to overclock if you so wish
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post #5 of 9
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So would it be pointless to keep the CPU and just exchange for a different mobo?

Or am I better off just switching out both the CPU and mobo?
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
It will be sufficient, even if you overclock. The system won't probably consume more than 300W at full speed.

/off topic: I advice you to revert to the second rig as Intel recalls all Sandy Bridge motherboards due to a bug in the chipset. It's all over the internet.
It's the SATA controller
post #7 of 9
What would be a good 1155 mobo you guys recommend?
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post #8 of 9
Since Intel shoved everybody else out of the chipset market there is no other option. There will be no (fully) working sk 1155 chipset/motherboard until the end of February (at best).

My take is this SATA bug is blown out of proportion considering the issue is only on SATA2 ports and expected to occur on 5% of the motherboard after 3 years. Furthermore there are boards that feature an additional SATA3 controller for a total 4 non-bugged ports. Since I definately don't need more than 2-3 ports, if I were building a new rig I'd seriously looking to buying a bugged board in exchange of some discounts.
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post #9 of 9
Get a RAID card and your problem is solved.

$30 on newegg.com

They will work better then any on-board controller.
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Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
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Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
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