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Will Antec TPII 380 power a new Athlon II x4 630 Setup?

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Last response: in Systems
February 10, 2010 1:40:38 AM

I have an Antec TPII 380 power supply and want to know if I could use it on a new build. Below are the specs for the PSU. the PSU is about 2 years old and used daily for the most part.

Output +3.3V@28A, +5V@35A, +12V1@16A, +12V2@16A,
-12V@1A, +5VSB@2A

I've been looking at building a simple computer based on the Athlon II x4 630 and 790gx motherboard. The only other parts would be one DVD drive, one SATA HD, and maybe two usb items here and there.

Since I wouldn't be buying a graphics card right away I was hoping to reuse my current PSU. The calculators online make it sound like this is possible, but I'm all about 2nd and 3rd opinions.

So is this even possible, or should I not even think about it to start with?

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February 10, 2010 2:41:47 AM

Shouldn't be a problem at all. The Athlon II and 790GX are very low wattage parts, and that is a good 380W PSU (shoot, I've had 550W PSU with similar 12V amperages). So for now, I don't see it being a problem at all. Now if you go add a 5870 down the road, that might be an issue, but if just using the onboard that will be fine.