Will my 520w be enough?
Long time, no see!
I finally got the budget to upgrade my athlon x4 to a phenom II x6 1100t. Here is my setup that I just bought (not received yet, on holiday):
Phenom II X6 1100t
Cooler Master V8
8 GB ram DDR3 1333mhz (4x 2gb)
Cooler Master HAF 932
520W Cooler Master PSU
(Sorry if the details aren't 100% correct with names)
The thing is that I bought the V8 so I can clock my phenom to around 4GHz. But I am starting to question if I have enough PSU for it.
And what is running through my head, is that I cant afford a PSU and CPU cooler. I have to choose between one of them. I really dont know if my psu can hold all this.
/Eirik "Evire" Stensbøl
You two just gave me two different answers o_O. Didn't really make the choice easier.
I kinda feel like Jester knows more what he is talking about. No offense Strud
Oh and Jester. I have overclocked my 5850 to max with the driver control panel. Don't know how much that effects it.
@strudinox 77970 wrote:
Congrats on the build!
Thank you! Bin waiting a long time to get away from that Athlon CPU 🙂
Games hardly utilize more than two cores these days so for games it will be fine. Of course when you update your motherboard Intel is the way to go... not favoring brands it's just that their products produce better overall results and they use a 32nm process unlike AMD. The Intel Core i5 2500k for example outperforms the 1100T in nearly every application, it only has a 95W TDP instead of the 1100T's 125W and it can be overclocked past 5 GHz on air quite easily. I don't even think they consider it to be an "enthusiast" CPU...
@Jester 77978 wrote:
The Real Power M520 outputs 408W on the +12v rail and is fairly solid so you'll be fine. Your CPU and GPU combined peak at only 276W so games won't even make them draw that much power, and you have plenty of wattage left for the rest of the system.
I get around 540W
Edit: didn't see your last post. I use my setup to stream while gaming. So it will use several cores.
@Evire 77990 wrote:
Your 540W figure comes from two whole computers - one with an 1100T and some GPU and the other with a 5850 and some other CPU and hardware. The 1100T has a 125W TDP (the power consumption peaks at about this) while the 5850 has a rated power draw of 151W peak.