Will this power supply unit work with the components I have?

by on January 7, 2011

Q: hi i wanted to ask if my psu(http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370338036310&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT) will be good for this compilation:

Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz

SAPPHIRE HD5870 1GB VAPOR-X

GIGABYTE SOCKET 1366 X58-USB3 MOTHERBOARD

Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1333C9 6GB DDR3 PC10660 Memory

so i want to know if it will be working fine because i know its not good brand psu.thank you


5 Responses to “Will this power supply unit work with the components I have?”
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    Are your Hard Drive(s) Sata? If so do you have more than 1 Hard Drive? If you do this will not work as it states there is only 1 Sata Connector on it.

    Other wards this should work.

    Also are you running a Video card? If you are you may want to upgrade to a higher voltage power supply or you may run into problems with your power supply dying faster or frequent power offs on your PC due.

    If you would be able to get me more details on all the drives or any other equipment in your PC i can recommend a suitable power supply.

     
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    Picked as best answer

    I’d strongly suggest you avoid dirt-cheap off brand PSUs. For a nice build like that you really want to get something that won’t run the risk of killing all that other expensive hardware.

    Antec, Seasonic, Corsair are all good choices. Otherwise I’m not sure what’s available in the UK, so really check on Hexus for more reviews.

    Lastly, for determining PSU Load use this PSU calculator: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

     
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      so i think i will buy better one i ve been looking and one of the cheapest is corsair gs600 it will be fine yes? 😉 thanx for helping by the way 🙂

       
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        The Corsair would be a good choice, and the 600 should be fine based on what you’ve said. However, it’s worth it to take a few minutes to use the PSU Calculator I’ve linked to above to see how much you really need.

         
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    Also, you can run more SATA hard drives with that EZCOOL, you just need a sata power cable adapter:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812104652