Power consumption Tags: Homebuilt Power Consumption Systems Last response: March 7, 2010 6:45 AM in Systems Share darlieng March 6, 2010 6:10:40 PM Hello, i have an athlon ii x4 620 on asus m4a785td-m evo with 1 2gb ram + 1 hdd + 1 dvdrw drive + 1 case fan + cpu cooler fan. psu rating is 3.3v=25A + 5v=30A + 12v=20A. is it still enough if i put ati hd5670? thank you in advance. More about : power consumption jack_attack a b B Homebuilt system March 6, 2010 7:25:20 PM What type of PSU is it? A Seasonic 500W PSU is much different than a Broadway 500W. I'd be a little cautious of only having 1 12V rail, as 20A isn't a whole lot. m 0 l darlieng March 7, 2010 2:15:12 AM it's a generic PSU bundled with my casing. i'm thinking of adding discrete gpu for gaming, but not much budget for new psu =( m 0 l Related resources Program that measures power consumption - Forum Crossfire R9 280X power consumption - Forum My PC's power consumption - Forum Confused about the power consumption of GTX 760 - Forum PC Power Consumption - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jack_attack a b B Homebuilt system March 7, 2010 5:28:27 AM Do you have the model name and number? If it's >500W, you might not be able to do that. m 0 l darlieng March 7, 2010 6:00:49 AM it's an e-supercase series, don't know the model, or the name either. it's written there P4-480W, and the rating was like what i mention in the 1st post. thank you for replying =) m 0 l DJRWolf March 7, 2010 6:26:18 AM The power supply is something you should not skimped on. A bad one could fry everything. Plus high quality ones don't degrade as fast and have a more even and steady power flow that help prevent system instability. m 0 l jack_attack a b B Homebuilt system March 7, 2010 6:33:58 AM To be blunt, you're going to need a new PSU. Like DJR said, it could fry some components, and if you're running it anywhere close to load, it's going to go kaput a lot faster. m 0 l darlieng March 7, 2010 6:45:31 AM if only i can replace it with better one. it's a slim case, and i don't know what form factor is it either. the casing is like this one here. looks like i need to replace the psu afterall. thank you again for helping me =) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHelp! R280 Power Consumption Forum SolvedPower Consumption - How much does it really cost? Forum SolvedTotal Power consumption for my upgraded rig Forum Solvedi5 3570K vs AMD Athlon ll x3 450 power consumption Forum SolvedAMD R9 280x Power Consumption. Forum SolvedGraphic Card's True Power Consumption Forum Solved5850 power consumption Forum Solvedcore i5 4570 power consumption Forum SolvedR9 280 vs 280x TDP/Power consumption question Forum Solvedpower consumption help Forum SolvedSLI Gtx 780ti power consumption? Forum SolvedGeforce GTX 780Ti Power consumption. Forum SolvedPSU & Power Consumption Question Forum SolvedDesktop Computers - Lower Power Consumption Today with Latest Technology? Forum SolvedCan a faulty CPU effect power consumption? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !