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I need to know if my powersupply is strong enough to run my rig

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February 8, 2010 1:35:28 PM

Hi i have a Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W Power Supply . my rig will be a core i7 920 with 4 gigs of ram and ide dvd burner, two sata hardrives,1 ide hardrive and a HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard. thanks for the help
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February 8, 2010 1:37:43 PM

Indeed, it will support everything you listed just fine. If you plan to upgrade the video card anytime soon, it would require a more powerful PSU with PCI-E connectors.
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February 8, 2010 1:51:10 PM

^5 +1 what delluser1 said.

The good news is the 4600 series cards are not power hogs like some of the other cards. The ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 series graphics cards consume less than 75 watts under full load. They don't even need an external PCI-e power supply connection. Replacing the Thermaltake power supply with a high quality unit won't be that expensive.

The Corsair CX400 would be an appropriate choice for your system. It is currently on sale at newegg.com for a final price of $39.99 after mail-in rebate and shipping is free:

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


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February 8, 2010 1:51:55 PM

the powersupply does have pcie connectors
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February 8, 2010 1:59:39 PM

bs983 said:
the powersupply does have pcie connectors


I was just saying that you will need a more powerful power supply with PCI-E connectors in order to run let's say, a 5770. Your power Supply does have a PCI-E connector, but it certainly will not push a 5770. The PSU you have is ok for what you have, but it is still suspect none-the-less...
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