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Old 02-20-2008, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Amps needed?

I'm trying to find out if my current psu would have enogh amps to handle my new setup. I'll probably get a new psu sometime but would like to know if my current one would work for now. Basically I'm going to upgrade to a

abit ip35v
intel e2180
2gb ocz ddr2 pc6400
Also will have 3 - 4 hard drives
4 - 80mm fans, hsf, 1 - 120mm fan
1 dvdrw
For now I will continue to run my current x1800xt but I will probably upgrade to a 3850 or 9600gt at some time. I believe the 3870 recommends 22amps and I think I heard that the 9600gt would need less than a 8800gt which I heard was 26amps.

My psu has 28amps and PSU Watts and 12V Calculator says that a system similar to mine would need 26.7.

So does 27amps sound about right or would I need more?

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Amps needed?

You should be fine. My media rig is pretty similar to that but i have 5 hard drives and i only have a 500w ultra psu with i -think- either 24 or 26 amps.
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