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Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D good enough?

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May 26, 2010 11:23:05 PM

Hey, I'm thinking of building a HTPC/casual use machine and I was curious if you the Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D would be a good enough power supply. The reason I was planning on getting this is there was a great combo on Newegg with an Antec case, and my budget is as close to $500 as I can get, but if you guys have a better suggestion, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - probably add a second one later
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor
Antec TWO HUNDRED S Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
ASUS DVD Burner
Antec Mult-Station Basic Internal IR receiver
Possibly a Blu-Ray drive later on.

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May 26, 2010 11:24:51 PM

Yes, it has much more power than enough. That Delta electronics PSU can handle your system without any problem.
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May 26, 2010 11:27:22 PM

you will be fine, more then enough power for your system.

I assume you are using the Integrated graphics since i did not see a video card listed.
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May 26, 2010 11:31:05 PM

You could even install an ATI 5770 graphic card.
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May 26, 2010 11:45:34 PM

ct1615 said:
you will be fine, more then enough power for your system.

I assume you are using the Integrated graphics since i did not see a video card listed.

That was the plan. I can't really afford a video card right now, and I currently don't plan on using this for heavy gaming.

Henry Chinaski said:
You could even install an ATI 5770 graphic card.

Awesome to know. Thanks!
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May 27, 2010 12:26:35 AM

The highest draw device you have is the 95W CPU. If everything else was being used I doubt you'd cross 150W. Thats max usage btw. Browsing web, typing docs I doubt you'd cross 100W. A 430W PSU will be way more then enough.
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May 27, 2010 12:31:05 AM

xboxcrazy33 said:
That was the plan. I can't really afford a video card right now, and I currently don't plan on using this for heavy gaming.




cool, just making sure :D 
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June 6, 2010 2:53:38 AM

Best answer selected by xboxcrazy33.
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