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Antec EarthWatts EA-430D for my Setup?

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Was curious if anyone could say whether this PSU(EA-430D) would be able to support this setup below.
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I would prefer not to pay for more power if I'm not even going to utilize it. If I might cut it close
then I'll pay the $20 difference to get the 500w version.


Reason I ask is that I added all the components up @ outervision and came
to Minimum PSU Wattage: 295 W / Recommended PSU Wattage: 345 W.

I don't plan on upgrading later on even if the new FM(2?) cpu's come out as I only rarely play WoW(only game).
So this would be just my main computer, with the occasional game.

CPU: AMD Phenom ll X4 925 AM3 95W Quad Core 2.8GHZ (going to OC to 3ghz)
Motherboard: ASUS M4A87TD AM3
GPU: Sapphire 1GB DDR5 HD 6850 PCI Express 2.1 x16 (uses 1x 6 pin plug)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) CL9 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (1.5v)

Hard-Drives: 1x 250gb(IDE-7200rpm) , 1x 320gb(SATA-7200rpm) , I plan on adding a 500gb-1tb drive
when prices come down, so I want to factor this in.

Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DG (PCI)
CD Drive: ASUS External CD/DVD Drive (uses USB though)
USB Devices: Keyboard/Mouse/Mic/Webcam/ & Occasional use of usb flash drives
FANS: 4x 120mm LED / 1x 120mm
ETC: NZXT 2m LED Lights (not sure how much power)

As well as TWO 22" LED monitors (know they use their own power adapter, but wasn't aware how much strain multiple monitors add to a GPU)


Thanks for any feedback. If someone has another suggestion of PSU, then I'm all ears.
post #2 of 6
The EA 430D is plenty for that, even the EA 380D would do nicely... as for other suggestions, what is your budget and where are you buying from?
post #3 of 6
No problem. I've had quite a few Earthwatt PSU's and they are pretty high quality. Good bang for your buck. I've ran a Pentium D 3GHz and an HD 6770 on an Antec EA380 (pretty similar in wattage requirements) and it never pulled more than around 215W while playing Skyrim on high graphics. You are good to go and don't be afraid to overclock
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I don't really have an exact budget. Right now I'm just getting a projection of parts that I want. The PC will be around $600 and around $1k+ total when I factor in mouse/keyword/monitors(mount)/cables/modem/headphones/ETC. If it comes down to it, I'll just purchase little by little.

For some reason the 380D is more expensive than the 430D on amazon, both through Antec. Not complaining though biggrin.gif

The above is just the ideal pc I wanted. I plan on purchasing through newegg(3/4 of parts)/amazon(depends)/xoxide(random etc)/googleproduct search(froogle).

Did you have another psu in mind?


EDIT: comment was towards Sin.

EDIT: Thanks to the both of you for replies smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kdvwest View Post

I don't really have an exact budget. Right now I'm just getting a projection of parts that I want. The PC will be around $600 and around $1k+ total when I factor in mouse/keyword/monitors(mount)/cables/modem/headphones/ETC. If it comes down to it, I'll just purchase little by little.
For some reason the 380D is more expensive than the 430D on amazon, both through Antec. Not complaining though biggrin.gif
The above is just the ideal pc I wanted. I plan on purchasing through newegg(3/4 of parts)/amazon(depends)/xoxide(random etc)/googleproduct search(froogle).
Did you have another psu in mind?
EDIT: comment was towards Sin.
EDIT: Thanks to the both of you for replies smile.gif

oh I gotcha. Honestly, that PSU is perfect. It has a little upgrade room for you and those things are pretty cheap money wise.
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Originally Posted by kdvwest View Post

Did you have another psu in mind?

Not really, still this would be slightly better and even cheaper... though I'm not arguing against the 430D, it's a solid PSU and a good choice for your intended build.
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