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Can you run a 350 watt build on a 480 watt power supply?

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March 9, 2013 8:58:57 PM

Hi, I will be build my computer sometime soon, however I am not sure on this. If anyone could be of assistance, I would greatly appreciate it! I need to know if I can run a 350 watt build on a 480 watt power supply? Will it make any difference in performance, or is there any risks? I have posted a link to my build list below, please take a look if needed.

Thank you in advance,
Daniel D.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 9, 2013 9:01:26 PM

It is recomended to have a larger power supply then what your build requires so it will run without any trouble!
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March 9, 2013 9:01:57 PM

By the way, where is your build? No link posted below.
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March 9, 2013 9:53:13 PM

What is this build for? If it is for gaming, it is underpowered. I suggest this.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/IDk8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/IDk8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/IDk8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $777.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-09 18:53 EST-0500)
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March 9, 2013 9:59:55 PM

I already have all of my parts except for the video card and monitor. I can't change now.
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March 9, 2013 10:07:04 PM

FCCS1222 said:
I already have all of my parts except for the video card and monitor. I can't change now.


I would spend less on the monitor and get a 7850.
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March 9, 2013 10:09:31 PM

e_X said:
I would spend less on the monitor and get a 7850.


Do you have a link?
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March 9, 2013 10:25:49 PM

I will be using this build for work, home-use, and gaming.
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a b ) Power supply
March 9, 2013 10:39:56 PM

Nobody told him the psu he has only can deliver 16A on the +12 rail ? That's actually less than 200W, the cpu itself is 125W(will also be fed on the +12v rail), the card will be ~100W(7850), even with the 550 ti, you'll probably will reach more than 192W in load with cpu+gpu, that psu is junk, most junk psus will damage the components when overloaded.
I recommend getting a decent psu, an throw away the one that came with the case, never cheap out on the psu.
Actually you just need a 400W psu for the 550 ti, but a decent one.
You can find cheap decent psus like the Corsair CX430, Antec VP-450, Antec Neo Eco 400C, XFX 450 Core Edition, Seasonic 430W, Roswill Green 530W.
Then look for a cheap monitor in neweeg, there's some for less or about 100$.
For a Card either the 650 ti or 7850 if possible.
Same price as your monitor and card, with new psu, gpu and monitor : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/IDSX

This one can deliver the full power : http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Powe...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Powe...
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March 9, 2013 11:10:24 PM

djangoringo said:
Nobody told him the psu he has only can deliver 16A on the +12 rail ? That's actually less than 200W, the cpu itself is 125W(will also be fed on the +12v rail), the card will be ~100W(7850), even with the 550 ti, you'll probably will reach more than 192W in load with cpu+gpu, that psu is junk, most junk psus will damage the components when overloaded.
I recommend getting a decent psu, an throw away the one that came with the case, never cheap out on the psu.
Actually you just need a 400W psu for the 550 ti, but a decent one.
You can find cheap decent psus like the Corsair CX430, Antec VP-450, Antec Neo Eco 400C, XFX 450 Core Edition, Seasonic 430W, Roswill Green 530W.
Then look for a cheap monitor in neweeg, there's some for less or about 100$.
For a Card either the 650 ti or 7850 if possible.
Same price as your monitor and card, with new psu, gpu and monitor : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/IDSX

This one can deliver the full power : http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Powe...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Powe...


Thank you very much, I will take your advice on this!
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