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 Help! R280 Power Consumption - Forum Power Consumption - How much does it really cost? - Forum Total Power consumption for my upgraded rig - Forum i5 3570K vs AMD Athlon ll x3 450 power consumption - Forum AMD R9 280x 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 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 SolvedCan a faulty CPU effect power consumption? Forum SolvedFX 8320 and 8350 - Power Consumption Forum SolvedWhat would be the average power consumption of this machine? Forum SolvedPower Supply Consumption Safety Forum SolvedCPU TDP does not explain actual power consumption? Forum SolvedSwapped a graphics card, getting screen flickers, power consumption? Forum SolvedSLI power consumption Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !