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Mincewind
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380w PSU

Postby Mincewind » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:37 pm UTC

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec-NS ... -120mm-fan

I've been looking at this case, seems to be pretty good value. However the 380W PSU raises some concern. Would this PSU be able to support an ATI 5770, an Athlon II 250 and 4gb 800mhz memory? Earthwatts is a good brand, but I worry that might be a bit too much strain.

GeorgeH
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Re: 380w PSU

Postby GeorgeH » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:53 pm UTC

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Check for yourself using the Antec Power Supply Calculator. Just don't use the results of that calculator to justify a low-end 300W PSU; one reason ATI and NVIDIA hugely overstate the power supply requirements of their GPUs is because of cheap power supplies.


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