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Old 12-15-2005, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, currently I have a 420W: +3.3v has 28A, +5v has 40A, +12V has 18A, which runs my current rig:

3800+ X2 AMD Athlon 64 Processor

6800GT Video Card PCI-E

2 Gigs of ram (4 512 sticks)

1 160 GB Seagate HDD SATA

1 DVDRW Drive

1 CDRW/DVD Drive


Is this power supply good enough to handle this rig? or hsould i upgrade, thinking about this one if i do, if this one isnt good enough, what Amp rating on the 3.3 5 and 12 rail is good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008

Also, anyone know a program or system diagnostics in windows, that shows how much Amps or watts everything is drawing and if it needs a better PSU?

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that should be fine, what brand is it?
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you sure the PSU would be fine for it? anyway to tell if it isnt?
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first of all you dont have to much in your system to require a larger psu. Now if you have 3 or 4 hard drives, 2 video cards, xfi sound sound card, tons of fans, etc, then i would go higher but you are fine unless, its a no name power supply then it might be under rated. It may be powerful enough but under heavy load, it could fail
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For 60 Bucks this is the best one to get.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103935

However since your going for the Cool look this one will do.
More expensive though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194003

A better budget would be around 90$, But if you really want a cool looking one, that will allow for upgrades youll want this one. Which is very expensive.
http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...m_power_supply
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antec true power 550 watt the best!!! or you could buy mine in my sig
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dont mind how much i spend, i need one at least 60 dollars and not 100, other then that, i want it to last through upgrades, and have enough cables for everything.

Oh yes and a 24 pin MoBo connector
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