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Is 550W PSU enough for fx8350 and gtx9800 for time being?

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Is 550W PSU enough for fx8350 and gtx9800 for time being?
I am assembling a PC, but got worried about power.
I haven't turned the setup ON just yet, I have to get a HDD to install OS

The PSU is Corsair CXM550 w.
The graphics card is XFX gtx 9800.

I don't plan on using gtx 9800 for long, ideally I would like to upgrade to 1050ti or much more ideally 1060 in distant future.

What you guys think? WIll it be safe or will it blow up?
No overclocking planned with that CXM550w, I mostly use Linux, browsing, youtube, twitch, Quake 3.
The gtx9800 and CXM550 is currently in DDR2 rig with Athlon 64 x2 6400.
 
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Gtx 980???? Or 9800gt?

Edit: gtx 9800... got it.


Anyway, if it(gpu) works in that system, the psu will power it fine with everything at stock.
 
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Yes, that old generation gtx 9800 from 2008~.
Tried to look some old reviews on other sites and here on TPU and looking at power consumption on fx8350 and 9800GTX. Was something like 210w for processor and 300w for graphics card under load.
 
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For reference , or if it gives you peace of mind.

I have run the following set ups and more on my 550 W power supply( obviously not at the same time)

i5 4690k & xeon v3 1231
16gb ram
Dvd
Gtx 970 & hd6950
3 hdd/ssd

All run on a nzxt 550
 
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The fx and the GtX 9800 are power hungry. It will work but I bet it pulls over 400 watts
 
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the 9800 gt draws less power than a 970 by around 40 watts

the tdp on the 8350 is 125.
the 4690k is 88 watts

which is a differnce of 37 watts

leaving the OP's build drawing slightly less than mine by spec. id recommend it would be Safer to go with a 650 watt PSU just for "headroom" but id bet money that the 550 watt would run just fine
 
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8350 can draw way more than 125.
 
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I own a silver 550W OCZ PSU and also happen to own FX8350 running at 4GHz@1.3V without turbo alongside an 7950 boost (>160W when pushed to the max) with 2HDDs and an SSD and it tops at 350W in max benchmarking. On most occassions it consumes 290-300W while playing games with 99% GPU and 40% CPU utilisation (worst case for gaming). No problem at all.
 
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I think you'll be fine with the 550W as long as you don't overclock anything.
 
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Your right i thought you posted the 9800gt.

It doesn't really matter though man I'm telling you the 550w psu is fine. I've been messing with pc's since i was a kid, and im very confident that your build will not max out that power supply.

& this

I won a 550W silver OCZ PSU and also happen to own FX8350 running at 4GHz@1.3V without turbo alongside an 7950 boost (>160W when pushed to the max) with 2HDDs and an SSD and it tops at 350W in max benchmarking. On most occassions it consumes 290-300W while playing games with 99% GPU and 40% CPU utilisation (worst case for gaming). No problem at all.

The only time I would be hesitant would be if the power supply in question was a piece of junk

another thing possibly wirth mentioning.
i have run a gtx 750ti a i5 3450, 16gb's RAM, a 2 Tb HDD, a DVD tray, all on a 240 watt PSU for almost 4 years. in a SFF dell optiplex.
 
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EarthDog :)
Thanks to everyone who replied. If anyone else has some commentary I am happy to listen.
As someone suggested, 125 TDP does not equal power consumed.
 
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It doesnt, but its close enough and why many use it as such. ;)
 
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FX83xx @4.2 around 125W (180 @4.6)
MB 2bridges+lan+sound+etc less than 100
RAM 10W each stick
HDD 10W each
SSD 5W each
fans 5-7W each (very expensive ones around 3W with same efficiency in cooling)
now do you math, PSU ageing about 5-10% year less wattage
 

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Give yourself a buffer.

Grab a 620W unit from Seasonic
 
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Give yourself a buffer.

Grab a 620W unit from Seasonic
There's buffer in the 550w.

Stock that thing wont break 350w. ;)






Please dont confuse the guy. It will work fine. :)
 
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The GTX 9800 is a G92 GPU which started as the 8800 GTS 512 MB, turned into the GTX 9800, then the GTX 9800+ then the GTS 250. Here's w1zzards test with an OC'c i7-920 and a GTS 250:




That's PEAK total power draw FROM THE WALL. Any questions?
 
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The GTX 9800 is a G92 GPU which started as the 8800 GTS 512 MB, turned into the GTX 9800, then the GTX 9800+ then the GTS 250. Here's w1zzards test with an OC'c i7-920 and a GTS 250:




Any questions?
Bear in mind that was in a core i7 system, which the cpu ran cooler than a Phenom 2 or FX.
 
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Bear in mind that was in a core i7 system, which the cpu ran cooler than a Phenom 2 or FX.
what does temps have to do with anything here?

The cpu is overclocked to 3.8ghz so its using more power than stock. 320W sounds about right to me!




This thread is so polluted...lol
 
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There is suspicion and there is misinformation... of which this thread has both.

Thread needs to be closed before someone gets you thinking it isnt enough again. ;)