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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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X3 720
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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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 OC├ęd 8800GS and powered by 425w PSU, just running fine..
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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.
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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
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