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PSU what graphics cards can i run on it??

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May 12, 2007 1:12:40 PM

Hey guys quick question about a power supply i have... it came with the antec fusion and i was just wondering whether it was sufficient to power a graphics card such as an 8600 gts or even one of the new hd 2600 pro's
or the 7900gs or the x1950pro

see its half a media center and soon to be half gamer rig graphics pending
ps im running onboard ati 1250 at the moment and vista premium

the specs on the PSU are as follows

Antec SU-430 430W
AC Input
115V/230V 10A/6A 60/50Hz
DC Voltage +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V1 -5V -12V +5VSB
Max. Output -25A - 25A - 16A - 16A -2A -0.8A -2.0A
130 W 372 W NA NA NA

Thanks in advance Spud

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May 12, 2007 2:11:36 PM

It would help to know the rest of your components, but that PSU will be good enough for either of those cards.
May 12, 2007 2:18:29 PM

Full spec is

c2d e4300 running at stock
2*1 gig ddr2 667Mhz
Case antec fusion and antec 430 psu
hdd 200gig and 500gig spinpoint and maxter s-ata
samsung dvd burner
belkin 54g wifi cars
fusion case also draws usb power for the small display on front and 2 120 mm fans set on lowest settings

onboard audio and graphics
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May 12, 2007 2:42:06 PM

That PSU willl run all of those cards just fine. You're safe.
May 12, 2007 2:45:19 PM

thats great news seen as i seem to have under estimated this little psu and chance it could power a 8800 gts 320 ?? or would that be pushing it a little??
May 12, 2007 2:51:05 PM

It may be able to power an 8800GTS. That would be pushing it though.
May 12, 2007 3:06:39 PM

I calc'd your basic e4300/2xhdd/1xdvd/2xfans/8800 GTS 640MB OC@(576/1350/1700) to have a +12v demand @ 21A or less.

The su-430 is rated for +12v@31A max / 27A (under typical system loads) so it should work without a problem, with plenty of room left for CPU OC, hdd upgrades, etc.

Also, the SU-430 is based off a Seasonic S12 OEM design (refer to SPCR's su-380 review), and apparently Seasonic OEM units are known to be a single-rail power supply so rail cross-loading is not an issue at all. No worries 8)