Do I have the power!?!?

This is what my new/first build will be, and I am wondering if a 450 watt SP psu will be suffcient for this build. My specs are listed below.

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply

Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket Am2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #: VX922

LG Combo Drive Black IDE Model GCC-4522BK - OEM

Antec 75003 120mm Ball Case Cooling Fan
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  1. yes.
  2. That that was a simple answer.
  3. yes i agree.
  4. yes penguin is right even if you had a video card that requires power
    that power supply will work fine.
  5. Your fine but if you do a seerious videocard upgrade (we are talking x1800 or x1900 here) you will probably need a bigger power supply.

    But as a refrence i am running a 7800gt an AMD 3700 with 2 gigs of ram on an Asus A8N-e with a 480 watt antec.
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    Your fine but if you do a seerious videocard upgrade (we are talking x1800 or x1900 here) you will probably need a bigger power supply.

    But as a refrence i am running a 7800gt an AMD 3700 with 2 gigs of ram on an Asus A8N-e with a 480 watt antec.


    No, not really that 450w is pretty much fine for any single gpu system... the only reason to upgrade the psu would be if he went SLI or CF or had like 6 raptors in raid0 and 10 fans and 4 cold cathodes and a water cooling rig which ran off the 12v line.
  7. I'm running the rig in my sig on a NeoHE 430W...

    I'm also running a 3200+, DVD/RW, 1 SATA HDD and HiS X800GTO in an Antec Sonata II with the SP II 450W. Running a 15% OC on both CPU/GPU 24/7 - runs smooth as butter.
  8. Cool thanks for all the help guys.
  9. Plenty of power for that system. The 3800 X2 will use around 65W stock, and if you have a 1800XT it would be around 100W. So as long as you have a good 12V rail, or two, you would be just fine. I ran a 7800GTX SLI 165 OCed system on 480W Neo Power... never had any issues.
  10. It will be good, most times systems don't got over 300 or 350 watts. One thing you may have just had a stupid on is you've got an am2 mobo and ddr2 memory but you said a socket 939 processor, you'll want to get the am2 version of the 3800+.
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    I'm running the rig in my sig on a NeoHE 430W...

    I'm also running a 3200+, DVD/RW, 1 SATA HDD and HiS X800GTO in an Antec Sonata II with the SP II 450W. Running a 15% OC on both CPU/GPU 24/7 - runs smooth as butter.


    the NeoHE 430w delivers more 12v power than the 450w smartpower.
  12. More 12V or not, the SPII 450W is capable of running the rig he is planning.
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    It will be good, most times systems don't got over 300 or 350 watts. One thing you may have just had a stupid on is you've got an am2 mobo and ddr2 memory but you said a socket 939 processor, you'll want to get the am2 version of the 3800+.


    LOL good catch. I ment the Am2 X2 3800+. Thanks for pointing out my stupid mistakes.
  14. You should be good to go.
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    More 12V or not, the SPII 450W is capable of running the rig he is planning.


    yes. but you were making a point by saying your lower wattage 430w PSU could run a better system. I was pointing out your 430w trumps the 450w
  16. Then I should have been more clear. I was giving two examples of relatively low-power PSUs that are easily powering high-end systems. At least low-power compared to the 600W+ PSUs that are currently on the street.
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    Then I should have been more clear. I was giving two examples of relatively low-power PSUs that are easily powering high-end systems. At least low-power compared to the 600W+ PSUs that are currently on the street.


    true. So, nice n' hot in in the middle east?

    Actually, its not bad. I kno I came from the Middle East. Its a dry heat. better than the stupud humid heat in Illinois
  18. It's baking over here - day and night. I come from hot/humid weather - right on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico - and this heat slaps me in the face! And the worst part is that the hottest month is right around the corner.... :mad:
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    It's baking over here - day and night. I come from hot/humid weather - right on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico - and this heat slaps me in the face! And the worst part is that the hottest month is right around the corner.... :mad:


    oh. I'd rather have Middle East heat than Humid heat. hate humidity.
  20. I'm right on the coast of the gulf - it's not as humid as Mississippi, but it's not as dry as Arizona.
  21. still not as bad. I visited karachi for a bit. wasnt bad
  22. I don't know what the big fuss is over huge power supplies these days, you guys got nothing on my 385W system, it runs like a charm. Just look at the specs below..
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