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Old 11-04-2007, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Could my power supply handle two more of these hard drives?

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Also, could it handle an 8800 on top of that?
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it might...Depends on the amps I think.
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i would say its time to upgrade the PSU if you want to add all that
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Here's more details on my power supply

Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN ATX12V 450W Power Supply 110/240V NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail

+3.3V@30A, +5V@28A, +12V1@18A, +12V2@18A, -12V@0.5A, +5VSB@2A
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I bet it could.

Will *easily* handle the additional hard drives. You could likely handle the 8800GT as well (replacing your 7900GS), but I'm not as sure on that one.

Hmm, on second thought, the 8800GT might be cutting it too close. I can't say for sure, but you'd be right on the edge. The 8800GT doesn't require too much more power than the 7900GS, so it could run, but it would be too close for comfort, if you ask me.
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You can try it but it would make me nervous. Keep a close eye on your 12v rails to see how much they buckle under load.
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Yup, it's got dual 12v

(+12V1@18A, +12V2@18A)

It should be able to handle that graphics card and Hard drive..
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yes, it will be able to handle the hard drives fine.
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Yup, it's got dual 12v

(+12V1@18A, +12V2@18A)

It should be able to handle that graphics card and Hard drive..
What brings you to that conclusion? Dual rail doesn't mean much

Perhaps you missed the part where he wanted to run an 8800 as well>?
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It will be able to run an 8800. Just.
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