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#1 Jayson201

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:28 PM

Considering that AMD's FM1 socket isn't on any online power supply wattage calculators that I have seen. and that the power supply calculators themselves are unreliable, I have come here for a discussion :3

I won't know what power supply to even look for if I don't know recommended wattages, amperages, voltages, and all that cool long worded stuff :3

I know for a fact that my chosen processor needs 100 watts, it's an AMD A6-3650. Both the Central Processor and the Graphics Processor.
Then Kingston DDR3 SDRAM, 1066 Hz. Voltage is 1.5, but I'd need the amperage to calculate the wattage, and I was never able to hold onto that equation anyway, it always confused me.

And a Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200 RPM Drive, don't know the voltage/amperage, thus Idk the wattage.
I also plan to add the old HDD from my dads old, scrapped Gateway Desktop. I refuse to throw 250 Gigs out the window. Also 7200 RPMs

Of course the board, ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75...Not sure on how much power that demands,

I also plan to add a PCI or PCI-e Wireless Adapter, because I'm not buying a 50 foot ethernet cord :3 Haven't chosen one yet though.

As for the monitor, I do believe they rely on the wall. I haven't messed with a desktop in so long I don't even know anymore XD I'm pretty sure that hasn't changed since 8th grade, so now down to what we're all here to discuss.

I know for a fact I NEED 100 watts, as for the rest, I'm not sure. I know some of you will recommend a 450 watt this or a 500 watt that, but I want to keep it plain and simple and just know how many watts are recommend as per your intelligence and not some calculator. This way I can choose on my own. :3 Please, and thank you :) Take your time as I'm not going to be buying any of those parts any time soon. You guys are the greatest, Cheers.

Edited by Jayson201, 14 September 2011 - 06:49 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:12 PM

My knowledge on power supplies and wattage usually ends with total system usage. Every item you add will increase the amount of wattage a PSU needs, plus, the system will also have to handle peaks where the components may draw more power than rated. Add on top of that, with every PSU, a percentage of the power escapes as heat due to inefficiency. Look at the efficiency rating of the power supply, if it was 1000W and 90% efficient, it would probably peak at about 900W.

Let's see, the CPU may take 100W, s single platter-based hard drive may take 30W at start up with about 20W all other times. I'm not sure about the motherboard itself, to power the onboard components. RAM varies based on type and speed, so I would say between 5W and 20W per stick. It is hard to tell with RAM since you cannot measure them independent of the motherboard. Fans will also consume power. A DVD drive under load may use 20W.

I'll be watching this thread, I'm curious myself...

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:13 AM

The max power consumption for the APU is roughly around 130W which includes gaming. So a 500W power supply like this would do the trick.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:20 PM

Thanks Killer :3 I'll think about that one, but the one review said something about a bang, smoke, and oily looking liquid. I don't really want that on my board when and if I get it all XD

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:25 PM

Thats only 1 person and a lot of them who leaves a feedback has no idea what they are talking about. If your looking for something bit more better then this is the one to get.

Edited by killerx525, 15 September 2011 - 04:53 PM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:01 PM

Thats only 1 person and a lot of them who leaves a feedback has no idea what they are talking about. If your looking for something bit more better then this is the one to get.



I'm well aware that there are plenty of bone heads out there. One guy gave the mobo I chose ONE EGG, because the I/O Plate wouldn't line up. That's some bull XD
As for that power supply, I like it, but it's a bit too expensive for my non existent budget, which should hopefully exist when I get my report card.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:05 AM

Just wondering when is your report card get sent out?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:24 PM

Just wondering when is your report card get sent out?



Honestly I don't know. School just started, so probably another 2 or 3 months.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:57 PM

Good luck and see how it goes :thumbup2:

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:24 PM

Thanks :3 I'll try to get good grades so that there is less complaining from my dad about How much it'll cost and how he has to buy online >.>

Edited by Jayson201, 17 September 2011 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:05 AM

NewEgg is safe to buy from :thumbsup:

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:29 AM

If only my dad were less of a hard ass :3 Report Card's speak louder then Forum Posts :3

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:39 PM

If only my dad were less of a hard ass :3 Report Card's speak louder then Forum Posts :3

For me that depends on my maths and english result.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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