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those calculators guess
When did I say it was exactly right?

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THIS might help.

Under 100% load that system would use approx. 330W-360W
Notice how I said "APPROX" and that it "MIGHT" help.
    
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You'll be fine.

I could even run my 380 with my quad and 3870
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try http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171028 460w should allow you to even get and 8800GT but that will probably be the limit after that upgrade. My friends runs a OCed E2180 and 8800GT on that
That's not 80 Plus efficient. That's why I wanted to upgrade the 500w on my Quad. I don't use it for anything; it sits there for crunching only. I won't be upgrading it either since I use my sig rig for everything else.

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That's a Acbel Polytech (E131875) PSU. I believe it is a mediocre unit. I would probably still go with the EarthWatts/Seasonic.

BTW, just because a PSU runs a system, it doesn't mean that it is good.



OCed Q6600 = 200w
Motherboard = 50w
Hard Drive = 5w
RAM = 10w
In that case, it's more than enough. Too bad the price for the Earthwatts went up.. It was $35 free shipping. I should have bought it before.

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I wouldnt switch to the 380 watt, it really doesn't leave a lot of room for upgrades.
I need the efficiency. It'll be +10-15% over my current 70%. I won't be upgrading it anytime soon.

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You'll be fine.

I could even run my 380 with my quad and 3870
Thanks.

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First, +rep to you all that helped.

I was thinking of getting a Corsair 520w for my C2D sig rig and moving the Earthwatts 500w to my Quad. But the Corsair costs like $80 >_> Out of my budget. I'll wait for the 380w Earthwatt to go on sale again for $35 and buy one.
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In that case, it's more than enough. Too bad the price for the Earthwatts went up.. It was $35 free shipping. I should have bought it before.
It was $19 320w, $25 430w, and $35 500w AR shipped at one point.
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It was $19 320w, $25 430w, and $35 500w AR shipped at one point.
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I run a 24/7 folding machine with a micro board with an overclocked Q6600 and 1 drive off a 350w psu.
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