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Can my Enermax 485W handle it?

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April 26, 2008 4:05:20 AM

I just ordered new hardware to upgrade my PC. Here it is:

Case Coolermaster CAC-T05 (my old case)
Asus P5N-D 750i Mobo
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 4GB 4X1GB DDR2-800
1x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2
1 or 2x Maxtor 80GB SATA

I intend to Overclock this system and it will be used for playing games like Call of Duty 4, Formula 1 F1 Challenge, MS Flight Sim 10 etc.

Will my Enermax take the load? Since I got a new 500GB HDD I can get rid of the 2 Maxtor drives if needed.

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April 26, 2008 4:23:51 AM

what model enermax psu? what is your 12v rail breakdown? i have the enermax liberty 400watt and it handles my pc below with 2 seagate hdd's.
April 26, 2008 5:04:46 AM

You should be fine. Even though that is a low wattage PSU, Enermax makes excellent quality PSU's. It all about amperage my friend, Not so much wattage. I would much rather have that quallity Enermax PSU than some cheap 600 watt Rosewill or somthing.

I recently built a computer that had a amd 6400+ black edition, a ati 3870, 4 gb of memory, ext alll on a 450 watt corsair psu no problems at all.
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April 26, 2008 5:31:28 AM

Yep, as long as you have enough watts on the 12 volt rail, then it's good to go. You can try one of the online PSU calculators to see what you need. Enermax is good, so no problems there.

You can probably do fine keeping the older hard drives too. I have 4 in my case with the 3870x2, and my wife (who has a 550 watt Antec Neo) has 3. It's really the GPU, plus maybe overclocking that tests the mettle of a PSU.

April 26, 2008 6:13:33 AM

Here are the complete specs:

Enermax Noisetaker ATX 12V Ver. 2.0
Model EG495AX-VE (W) (24P)

+3.3 VOLT +5 VOLT +12 VOLT 1 +12 VOLT 2 -12 VOLT +5 Vsb +12 volt Total Total Power
32 Amp 32 Amp 18 Amp 18 Amp 0.8 Amp 2.5 Amp 32 Amp 485 Watt

Is this enough?

Thanks for help
April 26, 2008 12:04:43 PM

it's dual 18A rails with a total of 32A. It will be ok but is definately right at the bottom end of your requirement. You may want to go to a 550w if you plan to do some serious overclocking, but a mild overclock or at stock speeds it should be ok.
April 26, 2008 2:00:41 PM

Thanks, I will upgrade my PSU sometime down the road. I aready went about $250 over budget so for now I will do only mild OC and that is good anyways because I have no experience doin it.

April 26, 2008 2:15:55 PM

the 8800gt requires 26a so you'll be fine. you shouldn't even worry about upgrading it until you're ready to upgrade the rest fo pc yet again..