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PSU Power Query

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August 10, 2008 1:25:22 PM

Hi, I will be getting a GTX260 card along with these parts, C2D E8400, 2 GB Ram, 2x Sata Drives, 2x DVDRW Drives and an Asus P5kc Motherboard.

My current system has a Spire Rocketeer 500W PSU with 2x 12v rails at 20A each and 32A combined.

I would like to keep this PSU with the new system, will it handle it? Or will I need to get a new PSU?

Thanks

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August 10, 2008 1:28:55 PM

That particular calculator doesn't take in consideration the amperage, which is the most important thing in a PSU >.<
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August 10, 2008 1:29:29 PM

give me your specs and i'll do it I have the pro or buy the pro its not that much
August 10, 2008 1:37:11 PM

Core2Duo E8400 Stock
2 GB Stick DDR2
2x Sata HDD
2x DVDRW Drives
3x 120 Fans
1x GTX260

CPU Utilization and System load at 100% preferably

Thanks

August 10, 2008 1:48:34 PM

This is with Sound Blaster w/ Front Bay + 2 USB devices(device draws power from the system) I.E. backlit keyboard, external HDD, light up mouse:





and it's 25W and 0.7A(12v) per each PCI-e x1 card.
August 10, 2008 1:56:43 PM

As I will use the onboard sound, the PSU is a tad bit better then the requirements shown by PSU calculator so I will try it see how it goes.

Thanks for the quick reply bpogdowz.
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August 10, 2008 2:07:57 PM

it should work just fine.
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August 10, 2008 2:55:30 PM

1. Your PSU has enough amps but it's cr@p. It is a no name brand.

2. For your system get a Corsair 550VX/Corsair 650TX or PC Power & Cooling 610.
August 10, 2008 3:18:11 PM

Shadow703793 said:
1. Your PSU has enough amps but it's cr@p. It is a no name brand.

2. For your system get a Corsair 550VX/Corsair 650TX or PC Power & Cooling 610.


I know its kind of a cheap PSU, but it served well until now. I'm already happy that it can handle the new system. Maybe I'll get a new PSU in the near future.

Thanks
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