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Power Supply Problem with new build

Last response: in Systems
December 7, 2008 12:33:53 AM

hey i made a new build using hp but the highest power suppl they give is 460 w

# Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q9300 (2.5GHz)
# 4GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (4x1024)
# 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT, 2 DVI, HDMI adapter
# 750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
# LAN port on system board (10/100/1000Base-T), no wireless LAN
# LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
# 16x max. DVD-ROM

so is the power supply very low cause my build is coming this wed and i am worried that the power supply is less to run nvida 9800 gt and 2 optical drives

should i swap the power supply once it comes??

please help
a b ) Power supply
December 7, 2008 1:01:15 AM

Get a quality PSU from Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Antec or OCZ. A quality 450W+ (ie 450VX) is enough to power a single 9800GT.
December 7, 2008 1:06:43 AM

welll will it run with a 460 w power suplly or should i immediately swap it with a a higher psu is there any tutorials to install cooling???
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December 7, 2008 1:09:04 AM

tomahawk you should have at least 650 watt for your rig to be on safe side. Inadequate PSU in the most overlooked potential problem maker in new system builds. I have used both a 750 PSU ($130) and a 860 PSU ($240) both from PC Power & Cooling. I run the about the same options as you do except in the 750PSU rig, I have a 4870VGA and in the 860 Watt a 4870x2. No power problems whatsoever. Eliminate a number of potential problems and dig deeper to have adequate power.
a b ) Power supply
December 7, 2008 4:38:08 PM

@OP: The #of watts is irrelevant. What matters is the +12 amps and the build quality. Like I said before you can run a 9800GT on a Corsair 450VX. Please post EXACT PSU model.
December 7, 2008 8:36:44 PM

This is the specs of the power supply
460 w psu

AC Input

* 100 - 127 V/ 200 - 240 V
* 47 - 63 Hz
* 10A 115V, 5A 230V

DC Output

* +3.3V 15A, +5V 13A, +12V1 18A, +12V2 18A, -12V 0.8A, +5VSB 2.0A
a b ) Power supply
December 7, 2008 9:15:47 PM

It has the enough amps but what is the brand? I recommend yo get a quality PSU from the manufactures I recommended above. My personal favourite is Corsair or PP&C.