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enermax 400w psu and a 7800gt

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February 20, 2006 12:07:16 AM

Hello, I plan on using a 7800gt on my computer but I am not sure if it works perfectly fine or not; meaning if it will be stable or not. My current setup is:

amd 3200+
a8nvm - csm
1gb corsair value select mem
audigy 1 sound card
80 gb segate 7200rpm sata hd
cd - rw
dvd + cdrw combo
1 x vantec stealth fan 120mm
1 x cooler master 120mm led fan
400w enermax psu rated at 30a toatal +12v x 2 draw and 20 per +12v line
February 20, 2006 1:36:35 AM

You will most likely need a new PSU, 400w may not be enough... what brand did you go with?? evga, bfg, etc. Check there websites becuase I'm almost positive the 7800 gt I had required at least a 450w PSU.
February 20, 2006 2:30:58 AM

bdg, leadtek, msi, and evga said 400w even bfg oc'd ver said 400w wit total power of 26a or more..
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February 20, 2006 6:26:32 AM

I stand corrected, but I knew you were somewhere on the border line. Get a second opinion but I would at least go with a 450.
February 20, 2006 10:26:54 AM

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Hello, I plan on using a 7800gt on my computer but I am not sure if it works perfectly fine or not; meaning if it will be stable or not. My current setup is:

amd 3200+
a8nvm - csm
1gb corsair value select mem
audigy 1 sound card
80 gb segate 7200rpm sata hd
cd - rw
dvd + cdrw combo
1 x vantec stealth fan 120mm
1 x cooler master 120mm led fan
400w enermax psu rated at 30a toatal +12v and 20 per +12v line


Your psu will work fine a 400w enermax will be like 500w of anyother big maker of power supply's. :wink:
February 20, 2006 10:37:27 AM

Enermax always have had good amps on the 12v rails. So it should be able to handle the 7800GT just fine. The rest of your system spec is pretty light weight in terms of power, its not like you have half a dozen hard disks, and a 'D' series intel processor to suck up the power :) 
February 20, 2006 10:25:08 PM

funny.. evga recommended a 450 w psu while the nvidia site said it would work with a 350w psu.. errr lol
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