is PSU 550W enough for this?!?!

May 13, 2011 at 12:03:28
Specs: Windows 7, i5 2400 4gb ram
i only have 550w coolermaster PSU will my computer break fast?

intel i5 2400
asus p8p67 rev.3.
g.skill ripjaw series 4gb (2x2gb)
seagate barracuda 1tb hdd
sony dvd writer
550 W psu
zotac geforce 460 1gb
pcu cooler 130w
4 120mm fans

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May 13, 2011 at 12:13:08
"i only have 550w coolermaster PSU"

WHICH Coolermaster 550W PSU? If it's a GX, it's a damn good unit. If it's an eXtreme, it's not so good, but probably OK.

What type of case do you have - PSU mounted at the bottom or the top? Top mounted are superior & have much better cooling characteristics. Why do you need four 120mm cooling fans? Just one exhaust fan in the rear is generally sufficient. I have no idea what a "pcu cooler 130w" is?

Too bad you didn't ask questions before you built.

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May 13, 2011 at 12:18:11
my case is Cooler Master Elite 430 Black Mid Tower Case (RC-430-KWN1)
and the PSU i bought is CoolerMaster Extreme Power Plus 550w.
Sorry the PSU Cooler i bought to replace the i5 stock heatsink.

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May 13, 2011 at 12:38:20
The 550W PSU provides enough power to your system.
The 130W stands for the TDP of the CPU.
Your CPU cooler doesn't take that much so don't worry.
It'll run fine!

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May 13, 2011 at 12:48:46
OMG thank you very much . I appreciate the quick reply!

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May 13, 2011 at 14:54:38
"I have no idea what a "pcu cooler 130w" is?"

I asked that deliberately because the OP obviously didn't bother to proofread his post before confirming it. Then again, maybe I'm behind on technology & there 's a new item called a "pcu cooler" that requires 130W. lol.

I'm sure the stock HSF would have been sufficient & you could have done better with the case choice.

The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power

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