How big of a power supply?

#1
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

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Sazar

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#2
That PSU should technically be fine from the looks of it. Otherwise something over 500-600W should suffice.
 

Shamus MacNoob

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#3
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) ?
 
#5
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.
 

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