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Is my PSU powerful enough???

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Hey all,
I have a Thermal Master PL400 400W power supply.
Specs:
Mobo- MSI MS-7360 (P35/G33 Neo Series)
CPU- Intel Core2Duo Pentium E6550 (Stock, for now, want it to be 3+Ghz)
GPU- NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 512mb
RAM- Apacer 2GB DDR2 400MHz single Channel 5-5-5-18

Anything else you need to know? (If you ask me to submit more info, check the thread in 24Hrs to see update)

I aslo want to add 2 Heatsinks/Coolers:
CPU- Zalman CNPS8700 LED http://www.austin.net.au/ProductList...E/Default.aspx
GPU- Zalman Fatality FS-V7 http://www.austin.net.au/ProductList...7/Default.aspx

Will my PSU be able to support these addons, can It fully support what I have now? If not, what wattage will i probably need?

Tnx Guys!
 
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post #2 of 6
I dont see it really being a problem, I'm sure it will be fine
post #3 of 6
I doubt the fans will push it over the edge, but I know nothing about that brand of psu. Nothing you have is that demanding powerwise, so I would say your fine on your upgrades. Personally though I would think about an upgrade and get something in the mid500W-600W range.
post #4 of 6
check out the post under power supplies that is asking for a watt calculator
post #5 of 6
Thermal Masters I hear can be various in quality depending on the model, try googling it's name for reviews and see what turns up...

I know one of the easiest places to save money is with a cheap PSU, trust me, the idea isn't new to me... look at my system specs below my post, PSU: Logisys 450Watt. Logisys, ever heard of them? They're my neon company, and although I haven't yet seen any problems after over a year (*knock on wood*), I'm VERY lucky it hasn't blow up every component in my computer.

Just some words to take into consideration before you make your final purchases.

Also, make sure that 400 watt rating is it's Continuous rating, not it's peak rating, just to be on the safe side. There's nothing worse than getting that big box of brand new parts at your front door, only to have it sit there when you try to fire it up for the first time... lol

--EDIT, again... --
BTW, Do you know how many 12+ Volt rails it has? You could get a 2000watt PSU, but if it only had one 12+ rail, it wouldn't do you any good...
Edited by //bullet - 6/16/08 at 1:32am
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post #6 of 6
The only way to tell is look at the label on your psu for the maximum rated watts on your 12v lines and divide it by 12 = amps
I don't want to BS you like some here since I've never been to Australia.
All I can tell you is above and your psu probably came with your case, maybe a Shuttle?
Post back what's on your psu label.
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