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x1900XT With A 430 Watt PSU?

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I have a Thermaltake 430 Watt TR2 W0070RUC:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=370565

i was wonder if it was safe to run a x1900xt on that power supply. My processor is an AMD 3200+ Venice(not overclocking). I have 2 HDD's and 2 CD-Burners.

With this case:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=371206

any help would be great. thanks.
post #2 of 24
Id definetely get a more robust PSU. Those X1900s are very power hungry.
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Dude, I have that psu. There's no way in hell that thing can pull the weight of an x1900xt. Get a sunbeam nuuo, can't go wrong with it really
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post #5 of 24
I liked that PSU when I had it but definitely, for an X1900XT I would say get a decent (brand) 500W PSU minium. And I don't mean a $19.99 500W PSU.
post #6 of 24
That psu runs my x850xt good. I don't know if the 1xxxs are more power hungry.
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post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xeoc
That psu runs my x850xt good. I don't know if the 1xxxs are more power hungry.
Actually very much so more power hungry.


Get a sunbeam Nuuo best bang for buck, or the OCZ gamerstream 600 watt.
    
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post #8 of 24
What could it hurt if he tried it? It might run...

Look what I can run with my 430w psu.
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post #9 of 24
I am running a x1900xtx with a fortron sparkle 400w PSU. I think you will be fine.
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post #10 of 24
But I dare say that Seasonic and FSP have more current on the 12V rail than the measly 18A the Thermaltake delivers. The Seasonic 430W has dual rails of 15A and 14A, with a total max load of 29A, while that 400W fortron has at least a max load of 25A on the 12V rails (there are several 400W FSP's, and I picked the lightest one)

An X1900XT can use up to over 10A when it gets angry (and more when OC). A decent CPU will take another 6A, and then a couple of amperes for motherboard/RAM. When your hard disk gets a hick up, there you go...

However, trying won't hurt
    
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