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Old 10-05-2008, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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With all you specified, you have enough wattage for cross fire. I wouldn't push past anymore than 5 hard drives though.

Your wattage use is around 349w.
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With all you specified, you have enough wattage for cross fire. I wouldn't push past anymore than 5 hard drives though.

Your wattage use is around 349w.
I wouldnt want to go crossfire with that PSU. It only develops 30A on the 12v rails. But the system above should be fine.
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I wouldnt want to go crossfire with that PSU. It only develops 30A on the 12v rails. But the system above should be fine.
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With all you specified, you have enough wattage for cross fire. I wouldn't push past anymore than 5 hard drives though.

Your wattage use is around 349w.
thats great to hear. Theres so many bad information regarding PSU out there. Some people were saying that i needed above 650 for my build, which i knew was bogus.

i am curious, how did you get that calculation objecterror? i want to be able to calculate wattage need too!
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Default Re: Do i have Enough Wattage?

Just from general knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest hardware, we can give estimates on what the average power draw of a system would be.

The system you linked could run on a 400watt quality psu, but its always better to go a little bit higher for more headroom/future expansion.
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