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post #1 of 17
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It's an Antec EarthWatts Green 380W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033) and my components are

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz 65W Dual Core
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4670 IceQ 1GB DDR3
Mobo: Intel BOXDZ68DB LGA 1155 Z68
DVD: Asus DRW-24B1ST SATA 24X
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4 GB)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

AMD's website recommends 400W.

Oh yeah and case has 1 120mm fan.
Edited by rockycrsb - 8/16/11 at 3:02pm
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post #2 of 17
I think it will, but wait more opinions.
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post #3 of 17
Yes, that system with fans running and all at full load will pull *maybe* 300 watts

Put it this way, 65 for CPU, 100 for GPU, 50 for mobo, 20 for drive, 40 for ram, 30 for HDD, that totals to 295 watts, and thats being generous.
    
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Hi please get a a higher wattage PSU with at least 2 12v Rails with a combined amperage that is equal to or above the recommended for the graphics card "In short your other components need power aswell so consider a little more money as the PSU is the rock behind any good system
Regards smile.gif
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post #5 of 17
youll be fine with that psu


See this sticky is your still worried

AMD's psu guide assumes that you will be purchasing a terribad psu with outright lies on the label.
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 8/16/11 at 4:08pm
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sc0ttyJ;14606264 
Hi please get a a higher wattage PSU with at least 2 12v Rails with a combined amperage that is equal to or above the recommended for the graphics card "In short your other components need power aswell so consider a little more money as the PSU is the rock behind any good system
Regards smile.gif

He doesn't need that much juice..

He'll be fine with what he's got. thumb.gif
 
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sc0ttyJ;14606264 
Hi please get a a higher wattage PSU with at least 2 12v Rails with a combined amperage that is equal to or above the recommended for the graphics card "In short your other components need power aswell so consider a little more money as the PSU is the rock behind any good system
Regards smile.gif

why do you suggest multiple rails?

Another sticky... about multi rails vs single
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 8/16/11 at 4:13pm
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens;14606931 
why do you suggest multiple rails?

Your fine, can even add more fans and harddrives without a problem, your not going to be at 100% CPU/GPU for days on end so no worries on the amperage.
    
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post #9 of 17
Yes, the gpu and cpu don't draw much power.
    
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post #10 of 17
380w will be plenty for that build.
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