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Power Supply question, does is my PSU able to handle a newR6

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a b ) Power supply
January 19, 2007 4:00:18 PM

R600? And I will probably add another HD (possibly another Raptor, but more likely another 500GB or 750GB HD) when I get a new video card (when the R600 comes out, mid- to high range R600)

I will post my specs since people can't see my signature when you're not logged in...

Asus P5WDH-Deluxe - Antec P180
Conroe 2.4Ghz OC'd to 2.8
2 X Raptor 150G RAID-0 Primary
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Secondary
SB X-FI W/ Front panel
Radeon X1900GT 256MB
OCZ OCZ52012U-520W Modstream Power Supply

Will my PSU be able to handle a new video upgrade and another HD?

I have already checked the PSU calculator and it says I currently use about 486 Watts, so I think that's a pretty heavy load currently. Although my system seems pretty stable (no of yet).

Or would I have to buy a new PSU? Also, if I do, what would you guys recommend?

a b ) Power supply
January 19, 2007 7:24:06 PM

Alright thanks mpilch.

When I go to upgrade my video card, I think I will look at getting a 600+watt psu with the new PCI-e power connector and 32amps on the 12v rails.

This is sickening that all these new video cards are drawing so much power :p .

I heard that not these new generation video cards (R600, G80) are the most video cards will take for power, and the generation after that they will start using less power (R700? G90?).
I hope this is true.
January 20, 2007 5:41:48 AM

There are unconfirmed rumors that the R600 will require a different connnector than the ones currently available on most PSUs (Anandtech)
January 20, 2007 2:57:28 PM

Are we going to have to buy a new PSU or will there be adapaters to allow us to use existing PSUs?