How big of a power supply?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Android412, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Android412

    Android412 OSNN Addict

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    I'm building a new system over the next week or so and was wondering if I need a new power supply, or will my current one be enough?

    The new system consists of:

    Intel Quad Core 6600 CPU
    Intel DG33TL MB
    2GB OCZ Ram
    ATI 2600XT Vid Card
    LG DL-DVD Burner
    160GB + 300GB + 250GB HDD + 320GB External USB
    Antec 900 Case (250mm+120mm fans)


    Just wondering if my current power supply (Antec 430w) can handle this?

    If not, can someone recommend a power supply that could handle it?

    Thanks

    Android412
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    That PSU should technically be fine from the looks of it. Otherwise something over 500-600W should suffice.
     
  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    To be safe question? How old is that PSU? I have seen a good many Antec smart power supplies blow just after a year. Is that a smart power or a true power ( which is a little better) ?
     
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    I'm running an 8800GTS 640, Intel E6750, two sticks of DDR2, three hard drives, two DVD burners, a network card, a sound card, four USB devices, and five 5V fans on a 450W power supply. They all work without a hitch, even if I'm doing some really heavy load stuff like gaming in Medieval 2 Total War (that game uses EVERYTHING you can give it!) and burning DVDs in the background.

    You'll be just fine, I'm sure.

    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    It's the quality of your power supply that matters, not the quantity--I can't remember the name of the brand of my power supply, but it was highly rated and cost about $70.. Check out this calculator to show the maximum power you could ever use. These people insisting on gigawatt power supplies make my nerd rage rise.
     
  6. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    what you need to look at is the ampage on each of the voltages, more amps better it is
     
  7. Android412

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    Its a true power
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I would say your should be fine with that power supply.
     
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