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Antec 430 watt enough?

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August 7, 2009 4:27:48 PM

Is this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HEZG08/ref=ox_ya_o...
enough for this?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+
2046MB RAM
1 HDD
1 cd-rom drive
ATI Radeon 4850


Yeah, not very detailed, but I really don't know much about computers. And I don't know what motherboard I have, it's just the one that came with my dell e521.

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a b ) Power supply
August 7, 2009 4:50:54 PM

Easily.
a c 164 ) Power supply
August 7, 2009 4:53:17 PM

you have a DELL proprietary BTX motherboard and that PSU is perfect for your current set up
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August 7, 2009 4:54:58 PM

Yeah, well not according to this guy:

"I would get the 500w if you have the 4850, you need 40A to run your system with that card.
The 430w only have 34A.

The 430, will but alot of stress on that PS, which will cause hardware failure, that will lead to more costly problems.

I hope you understand, I have been doing this for over 20years."

Is he correct?
a c 164 ) Power supply
August 7, 2009 4:57:04 PM

he is clueless, you can run the 4850 on 25a PSU

most 40a on 12v PSU are in the 600w+ neighborhood.
a b ) Power supply
August 7, 2009 5:00:10 PM

l1nkown said:
Yeah, well not according to this guy:

"Well I highly reccomend you cancel your order. I would get the 500w if you have the 4850, you need 40A to run your system with that card.
The 430w only have 34A.

If you have gotten the 4770, then you can use the 430w.

The 430 with your system, will but alot of stress on that PS, which will cause hardware failure, that will lead to more costly problems.

I hope you understand, I have been doing this for over 20years."

Is he correct?

No. The 4850 only uses ~10A. The rest of your system is probably another 10A.

And the EA430 is only 30A 12V, while the 500W is 34A not 40.
August 8, 2009 9:28:43 AM

from my experience a e6400 oc'd to 3.2, 2 gigs of ram a 4850(subtle oc aswell) and 2 hd's, pulld bout 290-310 tops. So he should b fine
August 8, 2009 2:42:20 PM

It will run fine.
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