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May 23, 2012 4:39:58 AM

I recently got the Raidmax blackstorm case. It came with this PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I'm planning on buying this GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-102-...

I have been running an 8800gt on that PSU and outside of the GPU being on it last breath, the power wasn't an issue. I am running a very light load overall:
Core i5 3550(Ivy bridge)
8GB Kingston 1600mhz
Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10k RPM

The PSU is the minimum required watts. Someone says its rated at 28 Amps, but on the label it says 22 amps. I am very confused about amps and how to calculate accurate amps so if anyone could help me determine if this PSU would work I would appreciate it.


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May 23, 2012 4:52:38 AM

I was planning to upgrade and do SLI in the future, but have something reasonable to use in the meantime.
I am running on the on-die intel graphics right now and I want "useable" until i get the full Crossfire PSU + dual cards.

I guess the question is, what would i have to worry about with the above PSU? What's the worst that could happen?
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May 23, 2012 5:59:30 AM

In worst cases it could explode, and cheap power supplies have been known to do just that. Also, let's say there's a power surge. If the power supply blows, it might take the rest of your hardware with you. Unstable voltages.....list goes on and on.
Some dangers to take in note of cheaper power supplies :lol: 
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May 23, 2012 10:47:19 AM

cryosin said:
I recently got the Raidmax blackstorm case. It came with this PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I'm planning on buying this GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-102-...

I have been running an 8800gt on that PSU and outside of the GPU being on it last breath, the power wasn't an issue. I am running a very light load overall:
Core i5 3550(Ivy bridge)
8GB Kingston 1600mhz
Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10k RPM

The PSU is the minimum required watts. Someone says its rated at 28 Amps, but on the label it says 22 amps. I am very confused about amps and how to calculate accurate amps so if anyone could help me determine if this PSU would work I would appreciate it.

Actually , it's not, notice how it says ( Peak )
That means it's not capable of 500 watts of continuous power ( not that it would be if it did say it )
Thier 450 watt psu is the star in this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVEtr14FEA

Not worth the risk
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May 23, 2012 11:25:06 AM

Ok thanks for the responses. I am probably going to get a cheap filler card until i get enough money to do a full on upgrade.

I was thinking a 6670 with GDDR5 would be fine. My PSU will be okay and that card should handle most games on 1920x1080 right?
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