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430W PSU enough for 6850 and Phenom II 840?

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I am building a gaming rig for a friend and I needed a cheap PSU (under $50) which is reliable so I decided on the Antec Earthwatts 430W. Would this be enough to power a Phenom II 840 (stock) and a 6850 (stock), and maybe a couple case fans?
post #2 of 10
Yes. Easily. http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/1045231-phaedrus-quickndirty-psu-calculator.html
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Originally Posted by a pet rock;14463521 
Yes. Easily.

I like your pet rock. biggrin.gif
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400w would even be fine, all depending on the accuracy of the output.
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post #4 of 10
It'll do great and without a sweat.
post #5 of 10
Yes more then likely.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;14463512 
I am building a gaming rig for a friend and I needed a cheap PSU

While that PSU should do just fine, this statement always manages to make me shudder.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Joephis19;14463573 
While that PSU should do just fine, this statement always manages to make me shudder.

Cheap does not always equal bad, I remember when you could get Corsair CX400's for $15.
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post #8 of 10
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Okay, what about a 380W Antec Earthwatts? Would that still be okay?
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;14463688 
Okay, what about a 380W Antec Earthwatts? Would that still be okay?

That'd be fine, too.
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;14463688 
Okay, what about a 380W Antec Earthwatts? Would that still be okay?

You need 306w at the wall for a stock rig. You need about 250 watts to run that rig at stock. For ocing the 380w will work fine.
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