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Windows 7: PSU rating for mobo/cpu

09 Jan 2013   #1
The Jockster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
PSU rating for mobo/cpu

I have recently upgraded (open to debate), to an Intel I5 3570k setup. I am carrying over my 700w OZC Stealth Xtreme II to this setup. I am giving my old kit to my children whos C2D 6320 gave up the ghost. I have spare, an Aopen 450w PSU, would this be enough to power the following, all at stock speeds: AMD Phenom II 1090T
AMD HD5770 Gfx card
ASUS M5A87TD EVO MOBO
4 Gig Patriot Gamer 1600Mhz Memory
1x80 gig sata 2 and 1x 250 gig sata h/d
1 x dvd writer.
If I disabled 2 of the cores in the bios would this help with power management?

My neighbour did give me an Evolabs 750w psu he had lying around (unused). Not knowing who this company is, I'm in two minds whether to use this instead.
Thanks in advance.


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09 Jan 2013   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Have a look at these power calculators
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator
Thermaltake Power Supply Calculator
they should tell you exactly what you need to know
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09 Jan 2013   #3
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Jockster View Post
My neighbour did give me an Evolabs 750w psu he had lying around (unused). Not knowing who this company is, I'm in two minds whether to use this instead.
If it is this I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. Not 80+ certified, very cheap, unknown brand. More often than not, those things are utter rubbish that melt down when asked to provide more than 400W.

The 450 W one isn't a better company either, as it is the same as above but adds 7+ years on top.

If I had to choose I'd go with the 700w, but just because it is newer and that setup shouldn't need more than 550W (eyeballing). Check the calculator Jockster provided to see how much power you need.

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If I disabled 2 of the cores in the bios would this help with power management?
yes, but it's not worth it imho.
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09 Jan 2013   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Sapphire (www.sapphiretech.com) recommends a minimum PSU of 500W for a single 5770. They don't specify a +12V current requirement, so that makes it harder to distinguish between good and bad 500W PSUs.

That seems absurd for a card that has no auxiliary power connections (<75 W max permissible power draw through the PCI-E X16 slot), but I'm not in a position to argue.

The 1090T is rated at 125W.

Feeling lucky?
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11 Jan 2013   #5
The Jockster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. Well Im not feeling lucky, so I went ahead and ordered a 600w Corsair 600CXM fm Aria in the UK. Again, thanks for the help
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11 Jan 2013   #6
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

A good choice.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Sapphire (www.sapphiretech.com) recommends a minimum PSU of 500W for a single 5770. They don't specify a +12V current requirement, so that makes it harder to distinguish between good and bad 500W PSUs.

That seems absurd for a card that has no auxiliary power connections (<75 W max permissible power draw through the PCI-E X16 slot), but I'm not in a position to argue.
While card manufacturers tend to ask for 100-150 more watts than necessary as they don't know the rig and have to tell something they are sure will work with most rigs, that card does have a 6-pin auxiliary connector as it needs around 110 watts at 100% load.

Heck, even the 4670 in my rig has an auxiliary power connector (a molex).
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11 Jan 2013   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
A good choice.

While card manufacturers tend to ask for 100-150 more watts than necessary as they don't know the rig and have to tell something they are sure will work with most rigs, that card does have a 6-pin auxiliary connector as it needs around 110 watts at 100% load.

Heck, even the 4670 in my rig has an auxiliary power connector (a molex).
Oops. Right you are. The 5770 has a single 6 pin PCI-E power connector, so it draws more than 75W and less than 150W. I may have looked at the 5670, which uses no auxiliary power.

(The PCI-E 4670 card has no auxiliary power; the AGP one does. Sapphire lists something that looks a little weird: an AGP 4650 card that uses a 6 pin PCI-E auxiliary power connector, rather than the 4 pin Molex.)
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