Can i run 4 Hdd with a 700 wats PSU

OCZ GameXStream 700 Watt SLI Ready Power Supply (this is what i have)


currently i am running : XFX Radeon 4890

one WD Caviar Blue 640 GB SATA Hard Drives

Samsung Dvd/cd player

AMD || X4 945


I need to know if i can power up my other Hdd (2 SATA and 2 IDE) with the above PSU ?

Thanks in advance
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  1. Try something like this:
    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    But from my experience, I have 2 HDDs 2 burners, 2 4870s and a q6600 chip on a 750 watt psu, it runs fine.
  2. Thank you very much for this great info
  3. Hey, love that PSU calculator!

    I'm running a Gigabyte 785 board w/AMD Phenom X4 B50 (X2 550 Black unlocked), 1 SATA, CD/RW and as many as 6 IDE hard drives w/PCI IDE/RAID adaptor, external USB drive. Using 585W PSU.

    The calculator shows I need 325 Watts.
  4. better go get some more GPUs to use that extra power, mongox ;)
  5. LOL - I'm using the built-in 4200 and even cut down the system RAM it's using. Not much of a power-user here.

    Mainly Excel and some graphic design - Office 2003 and very old program called Micrographx and a few others.

    I was running a AOpen board, simple vid card and up to 6 IDEs on it - all with a 350W and no problems. But I did worry a bit about it!

    Only games I run are Age of Empires II - didn't seem to tax my old system with either 64 or 128 vid cards.
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