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GTS 450 PSU & MB Compatibility.

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October 5, 2011 10:36:45 PM

Hello! Thanks in advance for reading :) 

I've created this post to ensure that i can run
EVGA GTS 450 (http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-145... 400 Series Family&sw=)
with my current build.

My system is:
MSI 880GM-E41
4GB RAM @1333

and i will be getting a new PSU either:

-Antec VP450 CP

-Cooler Master EPP 500w (have read some bad reviews here at tom's hard)

-Antec BP500U EC:

I'd like to know if it's posible to run the GTS 450 with one of these PSUs without problems and if it will fit my MB.

I've used the search tool but I still have doubts and I want to be sure it's possible.
I use a 1366*768 Monitor and play games like Just Cause2, Crysis, Etc.
Also I'm not considering OC at all, and these are the only options I have atm (all PSU's cost the exact same).
Thanks a lot!
J.

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October 5, 2011 11:12:37 PM

The GTS450 package lists the power supply requirement:
http://www.evga.com/support/knowledgebase/
For the 450, it states a minimum of 400W
I would definitely go with Antec or Corsair. Cooler Master PSUs are not as good. The 500U EC should do the trick.
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October 5, 2011 11:31:24 PM

Michael, thanks for your fast reply.
Antec 450VP Fulfill those requirements on EVGA's page, so i assume it would be safe when gaming and 'high' loads.
My MotherBoard shouldn't be a problem right? It's a go then, Gts 450 and Antec 450vp ? :) 
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October 6, 2011 12:06:33 AM

The Antec PSU is a standard size. Just check the dimensions of your case to make sure it fits. Otherwise, you're good to go.

Good luck!
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October 6, 2011 12:09:09 AM

Woah thanks again! But I ment if the Gts 450 will 'fit' my motherboard well, it's a mATX I think.
(Already checked PSU size and it fits perfectly)
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October 6, 2011 12:09:36 AM

the antec 500w is the better of the three PSU, its 80+ efficient and the antec 450 tends to make a lot of noise (although fine for its price). really the spec you want to look at is the 12v rail on the PSU since that powers both your CPU and GPU (along with HDD). any PSU with 22a+ on its 12v rail will power your set up just fine. even the antec earth watt 380w with 28a on its 12v rail will actually offer better power then the three units you listed above.
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October 6, 2011 2:13:48 AM

Thanks a lot, both of you!
I'll be buying gts450 and Antec 450 very soon (little budget issue).
greetings from Uruguay.

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October 11, 2011 12:33:34 AM

Best answer selected by smrnf92.
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