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hey, ive been wondering for a while if my psu is enough to power my system, its only 400w peak and i have a 7900gt, opty 165, 3x120mm fans, a 92mm tt cpu hs fan, and a sound card, no cd-roms or anything like that. is 400 watts enough? if not, can someone tell me where in the world i can get microatx psu that is more than 400w? ive looked everywhere i can NOT find one
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Never heard of the brand....I bet its crap. If it was a name brand PSU (I.E. FSP, Seasonic, Antec, Silverstone, Ernemax) 400watts would be plenty.

How many amps does/do the 12volt rail(s) push?
    
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Can't you just run a PSU outside the case?
    
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ha yea it actually is an offbrand, its "topower"? but to tell you the truth, i dont know how many amps it pushes because i couldnt find any specs for it ANYWHERE
and i really dont want to have an external psu because that would be a bit hard, my friend showed me ones that fit into the 3.5" slots, but you have to wire those yourself and idk how to do that :/
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post #5 of 7
Topower, if I remeber correctly, made the Powerstream series for OCZ and is currently makes the PSU's for BFG... I still wouldn't trust it though

Doesn't the PSU have a sticker thing on the side or any info on their site?

By outside of the case I meant on top or beside it, that way you won't be limited by the case
    
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scratch that, heres the specs

DC Output |+3.3V +5V +12V||-12V-5V+5VSB|
Max Output Current|18A24A 18A||0.3A0.3A2A|
Combined Wattage|Total 335W| |Total 15W|

eh, cant get em to line up, you can probably line em up yourself though
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If it only has 18a available on the 12v rail then it most def. isn't enough
    
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