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post #11 of 17
I had a 430 that would choke with a GTS320/quad core system.
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post #12 of 17
Realistically it would power a stock e2200 and a 9800gt. If you go adding chipset power consumption and a few amps for drives and fans you would start to get near the 18A max on the 12V. That PSU is not designed for high 12V loads and running it close to the max 12V would mean it would be in a crossloading situation which will decrease performance and lifespan.
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post #13 of 17
I've got a 9800GTX+ running on a 460w Coolermaster psu and I can even overclock to around 1.4v on CPU stable.

I also got 4 LED lights, 1 IDE and 1 SATA HDD and 3 case fans in my setup so I would just plug it in if I were you.
post #14 of 17
My 460w psu also functions as a 400w psu

Make sure you've got 2X 6 pin connector if you are getting a 9800GTX, or buy a cable from 2X molex to 6 pin connector.
Edited by TheBlademaster01 - 12/26/08 at 6:39am
post #15 of 17
Yes the eXtreme Power Plus 460 is rated peak and is more like a 400W continuous. But then the Plus 460 has 26A on the 12V which definitely makes a difference in this case.
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post #16 of 17
You CAN do it, but you may experience a *pop, fizzle* within a year - 1 1/2 years.
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post #17 of 17
A 9800gt would definatly work with a 400W psu you could even oc your cpu a bit.
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