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Is an Antec Earthwatts 650W PSU enough to handle this system

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June 20, 2009 1:03:13 AM

My current system is:

Core 2 Duo E8500 @ stock speed (didn't use thermal grease = no overclock... oops xD)
XFX 9800GTX+ OC Superclocked to 800 MHz
2.5 Gigs Crucial Ballistix RAM
1 DVD Rom drive
3 120 MM Fans
And of course a hard drive.... 1.5 TB <.<

If I slap a GTX 295 in this sucker, is my current PSU going to be able to deal with it, no worries? I heard the the power requirements were based on i7 builds. Finally, (if) I put it in, could I consider this rig to be.... kickass :p  ?

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June 20, 2009 1:36:13 AM

Should be, tho nVidia website says 680W min. But max power for 295 is 289W, so 650 should be plenty.

Watch your psu connectors.
June 20, 2009 3:05:17 AM

e8500 uses like 159 watts max so i think it should be good
June 20, 2009 3:36:55 AM

Just make sure the PSU has AT LEAST 1 x 6pin & 1 x 8pin PCI-E power connectors. That's minimum for a single GTX 295.