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Will a Corsair 400 watt PSU be enough?

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July 23, 2009 5:53:28 PM

Hi I was just wondering if you guys think the Corsair 400 watt power supply would be enough to handle this build...

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X3 720

Western digital 320gb HD, a second might go in

2gb of ram maybe 4 in the future

and 1 dvd player and a dvd burner

I was just wondering if I could get away with this or if i should bump up... the graphics will be handled by the onboard graphics and if we put in a new graphics card it won't anything that powerfull.

Thanks for any help.

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July 23, 2009 6:01:21 PM

Should work just fine, however do you plan on getting a video card later? if so look for a 500W or better.
July 23, 2009 6:10:22 PM

if i do get a new video card it would probably only be a 256 which i have lying around... i think its only ddr2 though
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July 23, 2009 8:26:42 PM

I'm using similar CPU but with a Gigabyte mobo here,4G rams, paired it with an OCéd 8800GS and powered by 425w PSU, just running fine..
July 23, 2009 8:35:44 PM

Alright, thanks for your responces... i should be fine then, was just nervice since the motherboard book said it would take 600 watts but that must be if all the expansion slots are filled.
July 23, 2009 8:46:41 PM

most if it is a load of crap,since there are so many crap psu's wich r overrated

aslong if you have a quallity psu your good with 400 watt. My second ''gaming'' rig
is powerd by the same psu and has a 2160 Oc to 3.4 ghz and a 4670 in crossfire
( got em cheap on e bay lol) and 4 gigs of ram and a wd 500 gig disk , been running for close to a year now