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Do I Need a New PSU?

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Last response: in Components
June 21, 2006 7:34:28 PM

I am looking at upgrading my MOBO, Processor, and Ram from an Athlon 1600+ to a Athlon 64 3500+ with a ECS RX480-A Mobo and need to know if I need a new PSU?

I have an Enermax 350 psu (EG365P-VE) with rail settings:
+3.3V@32A, +5V@32A, +12V@26A, -5V@1A, -12V@1A, +5VSB@2.2A

Can I use my existing PSU with the MOBO/Processor combo, Plus 2 200gb maxtor 7200 hd, ATI 8500aiw, CDrw & DVDrw?


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June 22, 2006 2:35:42 AM

I think you should be fine with the current psu that you have now.

I second that.
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June 22, 2006 3:08:57 PM


hes wrong. ur system will power up fine with taht PSU
June 22, 2006 4:03:16 PM

As an alternative, if you are worried about power, C & H Import-Exports is selling a 300 Millowatt Steam Powerstation for a cheap price of $9 million (OR $10 million total for delivery/relocation). That would ensure for upgrades should you decide to build a supercomputer in the future (I am sure it could also power any ATI card as they are known powerhogs).