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PSU help, Antec TruePower 2 430 ok for e4300 overclock?

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April 27, 2007 10:23:50 PM

I am building the following system and need some input on a good PSU.

e4300 CPU (will try and overclock to 3.0GHz)
Gigabyte DS3 Motherboard
2GB DDR2 RAM (PC2 5300)
1 Sata DVD Burner
1 EIDE 160GB Hard drive, 7200 RPM

I bought an Antec TruePower II 430W PSU but am unsure if I should use it.

April 28, 2007 3:54:59 AM

Yeah, that psu has more then enough power for your build. Lots of oc'ing and upgrading room as well.
April 28, 2007 2:05:23 PM

i would do it, but i wouldn't push it any further or stick any bigger graphics cards in. i think it has only one 12v rail with only 18a, also, an e4300 @1.45vcore @3ghz uses 175w supposedly.
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April 28, 2007 2:53:21 PM

The 430w True Power II actually has 31a on the +12v rail.
April 28, 2007 3:53:11 PM

The 430w True Power II actually has 31a on the +12v rail.

Have we finally got rid of the idiots suggesting 750w PSUs for 7600GT/7900GS/X1950 Pro builds ?

Yay !
April 28, 2007 9:49:12 PM

Do you think it would be better if I went with the corsair 520w if I am considering moving to quad core in the future?
April 29, 2007 3:27:38 AM

It's overkill if the ONLY future upgrade to this pc is going to be a quad core. But I doubt that's going to be the case. With the Corsair you have more upgrading room, and it beats the TruePower in terms of quality. If you can afford it I say go for it.
a b K Overclocking
April 29, 2007 4:03:21 AM

I just ordered the corsair, mainly in case I upgrade to a power hungry dx10 card later. Hopefully, power requirements will drop soon and stop rising.