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Old 10-22-2007, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power Supply OK for this system?

E6600 (Not OC'd)
2GB Ram
8500GT (Not used for any gaming)
500GB SeaGate
2 Case Fans
Antec 500 Earthwatts
Here's a link to the PSU specs
Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 ATX12V v2.0 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Retail

The PSU has 2 12v rails so I hope it's good enough since I have it on hand. Will save me a few bucks.

The Above system is just a "Basic" system that will be used for internet, watching videos, and some video encoding. Everything is already on hand, minus the 8500gt which will be purchased tomorrow at a local retailer.

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Old 10-22-2007, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's more than enough, on that system. Don't worry about it. Also has enough power, for future upgrades.



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Default Re: Power Supply OK for this system?

yea. its enough. People do not realize how little power they actually need for their systems these days. But, its is better to be safe then sorry. With the rig in my sig i only run a 550 watt antec psu. Works flawlessely and i have my CPU OCed to 3.0ghz.

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