600W PSU for Core i7 and 4870 X2, is it enough?

By TyPe-ZeRo ยท 5 replies
Sep 22, 2009
  1. I know spending a lot of money on a Core i7 without buying a PSU that will easily pump delicious power into the power hungry cores is a bit confusing but i'm in a scenario where I will have to wait two weeks before ordering a new PSU to go along my new rig.

    Anyway, i've already ordered my parts so the final build will be:

    Intel Core i7 920
    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
    OCZ Gold 3x2GB DDR3
    ATI Radeon 4870 X2

    Powered by a lowly OCZ GameXStream 600W.

    Will my PSU be able to handle the i7 and 4870 X2 at load? (Gaming?)

  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i would say that more than likely it will do the job just fine but i would still be safe since i thank it asks for a 650 watt psu to be safe. i recommend this CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W psu for a little over $100 bucks that is a nice deal :)
  3. TyPe-ZeRo

    TyPe-ZeRo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll be getting an 850W Corsair soon, I just want to know if my PSU will allow me to put together and enjoy my build until I can get the PSU and swap it.
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    well i built a core i7 system for my buddy and he only had a 650 watt corsair and a gtx 260 black edition and it only pulls around 400 to 450 watts at load i think. it wont hurt to try i mean either it wont boot or it will it wont hurt anything but im sure it will work.
  5. TyPe-ZeRo

    TyPe-ZeRo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Power deprivation from parts can cause irreversible damage to all components.

    My 4870 X2 is a power hungry card...
  6. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    man im sure it will work the 4870 x2 wont pull more than 175 watts at most by itself
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