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Antec EA380 psu with a gtx 460 ?

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Hi,

Anyone knows if this psu can power a gtx 460 ?

It's a quality 80 plus, 380w power supply and I ran on it the same card I have now (5850 xtreme).

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should be fine. little on the low side for that rig though
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Hi,
Anyone knows if this psu can power a gtx 460 ?
It's a quality 80 plus, 380w power supply and I ran on it the same card I have now (5850 xtreme).
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Under full load the 460 only pulls about 30 more watts then your 5850! so if its just for gaming your probably never going to see it pull that much if your running the 5850 on that psu then the 460 should work great!
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Take into consideration that the Xtreme version of the 5850 is a newer reference card that runs on less power (if I'm not mistaken).
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Take into consideration that the Xtreme version of the 5850 is a newer reference card that runs on less power (if I'm not mistaken).

hmmm i didnt realize that.... i would say no then 380 is pushing it then i probably wouldnt run it on anything less then a 450 watt psu unit then i had a 460 768 mb and ran it on a 500w and never pulled more then 370 on it on full load
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a 400 watt can do it, most systems with a single 460 pull no more then 350 watts avg even with a slight overclock
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you guys are awesome, thanks for the the help.
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you guys are awesome, thanks for the the help.

Keep in mind those graphs showed above are the wattage pulled from the wall. So in reality, 305W pulled from the wall on an 80% efficient system will actually only using 244W. (305 * .8), the rest of the power is just wasted and turned into more heat.
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Yep he'll be fine.
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