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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.

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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.
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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 =(
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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.
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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 =)
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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.
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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.
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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 =)
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