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post #11 of 17
lol 380w is probably more than 2x as much as you need.
post #12 of 17
You should consider a different motherboard. I don't know how well that one overclocks, but I've heard the BIOS setting on Intel motherboards tends to limit the potential overclock settings that can be adjusted.

This Biostar board is 25 bucks less, and you can get an extra PCIe 16x slot for the potential to upgrade in the future.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138319

You could also probably get a stronger GPU with that extra 25.

Edit: That Biostar board runs on 16x / 4x.
Edited by jivenjune - 8/16/11 at 4:23pm
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post #13 of 17
Yes,
that GPU can only draw max 59w
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65 for CPU, 59 for GPU, 50 for mobo, 20 for drive, 40 for ram, 30 for HDD, that totals to 264 watts, and thats being generous.
    
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MORE THAN ENOUGH! Your system will probably pull around 170w max.
    
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Thread Starter 
Thanksfor all the replies! And I don't think I can overclock the i3 much can I?
Edited by rockycrsb - 8/16/11 at 9:59pm
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post #16 of 17
You won't be able to overclock the i3 much because it's a non K model so has a locked multi. As everyone has already said the EA380D is totally fine for your build, you have plenty of power. I run a E5400 (45nm dual core), integrated graphics, a bunch of HDs on a EA380D and never see it draw more than 100W from the wall. So you have plenty of headroom for your graphics card.
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post #17 of 17
Yes, the Antec 380W is more than enough. A good 200-250W unit would be enough here really.
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