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Power supply confusion/how is my cable management.

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by HeroPrinny, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. HeroPrinny

    HeroPrinny New Member

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    my cable management
    specs:
    core i5 750 @ 3.8 ghz
    4 gigs ddr3-1600 g.skill ripjaws
    250gb samsung , 1tb western digital,320 gb western digital
    Visiontek 4850
    corsair hx 520.
    10 fans in total.

    now onto my question. I want to get a 5870 will i need to get a new psu for it or iwll my hx520 be enough to power it safely?
    now about monitors:
    i've been look at the Samsung 2494SW and Samsung 2494HM (is the height adjustable stand and hdmi worth t he extra 30$?) and how is it for gaming? my current lg has a 2 ms response time.
    the other monitor i've been look at as well is a LG W2442PA-BF 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 2MS 10000:1 300CDM 1920X1080 1080P HAS Tilt HDMI DVI.,but i can't find any reviews of it other then on the site i can buy it off of and it is seemingly plagued by dead pixels.
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    u should be fine, the setup should remain under 400watts during gaming and such
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    Nice cable management. Looks good.

    Kinda close with the 520W.
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    I think it will be ok as well, at least its a corsair, so that helps!
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    alright thanks guys. IF any one has a for sure 100% yes/no feel free to chime in :p
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    If it were me (and it has been) i would upgrade. The 750 would be certainly in the safe zone. No question.
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    yeah i was looking at the silverstone strider plus 750w, i can even crossfire the 5870 if i felt like it.
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    Hell yeah! Planning ahead is always good. Once you think your happy, you find new cool stuff, then you wonder...But, if you know you have enough power then let the add ons come! I have the hx750 from corsair and love it.
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    You should be safe with that HX520 (Three rails @ 18 amps each) running that card. But, if, you decide to crossfire...definitely upgrade.
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    How's the noise level on the Hx 750?

    I think the 520 should be fine for a HD 5870
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    don't forget the 5 series doesn't use that much power ;)
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    AMD says 500w or greater. Yours is a 520w, but it's a Corsair, which is a really good brand, and they measure in continuous power, not peak. You should be fine.
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    "How's the noise level on the Hx 750?"

    Its been pretty quiet for me, even under load its been sweetness, no issues thus far.





    "AMD says 500w or greater. Yours is a 520w, but it's a Corsair, which is a really good brand, and they measure in continuous power, not peak. You should be fine."

    Thats pretty much what i think as well, but if he wants to crossfire he will need mo powah! I think it will be ok for that particular set up, but...well, we all like to add to the greatness dont we?
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    i'd added a bit about the monitor confusion I've gotten into now too.

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