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$199 Haswell dual-core DIY PC on Newegg's shell shocker this morning.

#1-5xad0w-Posted 1/16/2014 4:51:43 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1525403

Great if anyone has been thinking of getting a PC for their technically inept parents/grandparents.
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#2ConkerPosted 1/16/2014 5:16:27 AM
You could throw a 7790 in that and have a pretty decent gaming setup for $300 (add OS cost as people always have to on here).
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#3simpfan2k6Posted 1/16/2014 5:41:30 AM
That PSU will not handle a 7790 I promise you. I had the same PSU and case combo before upgrading. The PSU was running SCORCHING hot with a dual core athlon II 3.1 ghz and a HD4670.
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#4ClouddxPosted 1/16/2014 5:56:02 AM(edited)
simpfan2k6 posted...
That PSU will not handle a 7790 I promise you. I had the same PSU and case combo before upgrading. The PSU was running SCORCHING hot with a dual core athlon II 3.1 ghz and a HD4670.


ummm that's wrong sir:

7790:

Measured power consumption - single card

System in IDLE = 99W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 179W
Difference (GPU load) = 80W
Add average IDLE wattage ~10W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 90 Watts
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#5ConkerPosted 1/16/2014 6:06:41 AM(edited)
simpfan2k6 posted...
That PSU will not handle a 7790 I promise you. I had the same PSU and case combo before upgrading. The PSU was running SCORCHING hot with a dual core athlon II 3.1 ghz and a HD4670.


Yeah, that's just not true. You broke a promise.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5288/gigabyte-radeon-hd-7790-1gb-oc-overclocked-video-card-review/index21.html

152 idle, 329 under load and that's with an i7-3960X @ 4.7Ghz and a Rampage IV Extreme.

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#6g7g7g7g7Posted 1/16/2014 12:08:51 PM
Sorry but the poster that questioned the PSU's ability to handle a decent graphics card in that rig is probably on the money.

Okay its rated for 480 but I wouldn't trust it to handle more than 250w without turning into an electric toaster.

POS PSU might handle a 7790 for about 4 hours.

Its a 15$ PSU ffs.
http://www.outletpc.com/c0840.html
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#7VolebamusPosted 1/16/2014 12:35:37 PM(edited)
g7g7g7g7 posted...
Its a 15$ PSU ffs.
http://www.outletpc.com/c0840.html


Good catch. Before reading your post, I was about to inquire if anyone knows of the actual specs of the PSU. The link you gave basically explains how bad it is.

It's such a "fake" 480W PSU that I don't remember seeing one before that was so artificially inflated. As a reminder for others, the only rail that really matters now for power-hungry components is +12V. The problem is this garbage PSU only supplies 16A, giving a total of 192W. This is practically a low-quality 250W PSU disguising itself as something that would supposedly supply twice that amount. A

And it shouldn't need to be said that a power supply of questionable quality is not good to actually push anywhere close to its limits. The NewEgg reviews of this case, as well as this seperate link for the PSU itself should tell you everything you need to know as to how bad it really is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817170014

simpfan2k6's account for his use of the system is likely accurate.
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#8ConkerPosted 1/16/2014 5:40:15 PM
g7g7g7g7 posted...
Sorry but the poster that questioned the PSU's ability to handle a decent graphics card in that rig is probably on the money.

Okay its rated for 480 but I wouldn't trust it to handle more than 250w without turning into an electric toaster.

POS PSU might handle a 7790 for about 4 hours.

Its a 15$ PSU ffs.
http://www.outletpc.com/c0840.html


The system with just those parts and a m/kb should be at about ~250 load anyways with a 54w CPU. They weren't right on the money.

I'm not saying it isn't a crappy PSU, but you're off on the necessary power of those parts and 7790.
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#9simpfan2k6Posted 1/16/2014 6:21:49 PM
I invite all of you to put those parts with that PSU and see what happens. I'm sure Shub would have a good laugh.
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 1/16/2014 6:25:46 PM
Nobody's said a 7790 takes more than a 480w PSU. People have said that that specific PSU is a literal piece of **** and will burn out if you attach a 7790 to it.
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