Topic Title: PSU Corsair GS500 - Supported for Radeon 6870?
Topic Summary: Double checking the recommended PSU's
Created On: 02/01/2013 07:20 PM
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 02/01/2013 07:20 PM
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Jimdriver2
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Hoping someone can help me. I'm thinking of getting a new PSU. My current one, a Corsair CX500 is my second one of those after the first died in under a year. I think it could have been that my machine was a little too much for it, once the Radeon 6870 was included. The new one is making a slightly odd noise, and whilst I may be overracting, i'm probably quite paranoid about it now, because the last one dying killed my HDD I don't want that to happen again.

I've checked the list of recommended PSU's on here (http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Pages/listing.aspx) and I'm thinking of getting a GS600 as it can be had for a decent price. However whilst it's listed on that page when you load it up it doesn't list any supported cards. 

Now I think that may be a mistake given that the GS500 lists a load of cards, including my 6870, but the 600, 700 and 800 don't.

Could someone advise me if this is a mistake or a correct (if slightly odd) listing.

thanks.

 

 02/02/2013 12:24 AM
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black_zion
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Why not the TX550?

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 02/02/2013 12:34 AM
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Dinwiddie
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The GS series is a slightly better quality than the CX, and there would be no worries about a GS600 supporting your card.

Your CX500 should not be a problem, but 500W is minimum, and many gamers do tend to prefer the safety of an extra 50-100W headroom, but I'd guess you just had bad luck with your last psu.

It's hard to know what the odd noise is, but some power supplies do emit a noise commonly referred to a capacitor squeal (caused by high frequency vibrations). If that's happening and it's loud you may have been unlucky twice, but it should only bother your ears, not the psu.

EDIT: BZ - got in ahead of me - Yes, why not a TX550 ?

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