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post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by evermooingcow View Post
I run my main desktop with a Q9550 and GTX260 on a 430W Seasonic S12II. I can be compiling and have a 3D game running in the background for hours and the I won't feel any heat on the PSU chassis or from the exhaust.

Apparently my graphics card recommends a minimum of 500W PSU and a 36A rating on 12V. PSU doesn't meet either of those specifications on top of needing to power a quad.

This might actually be a problem..
I powered my system with one 4870 (which is comparable to the GTX260, power-wise) on an Antec Earthwatts EA430, which is the same thing as yours, just an earlier revision.


No problems at all, whatsoever.
post #22 of 24
Yeah, my i5 760, one 460, and 2 HDDs ran for a couple months with no problems at all on an Antec EA 430 Green. Wasn't going to upgrade, but then I wanted to SLI.

People really underestimate low wattage PSUs, or they overestimate how power hungry their rig really is. Or justify it as "headroom" for "unforseen upgrades."
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Core i5 760 ASUS 55i Sabertooth EVGA 960 4GB 8gb 1600mhz Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120gb Intel 320 (OS) 500gb Samsung 850 Evo Win 7 64 Viewsonic VX2250-Wm 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic G 550w Gold Lancool PC-K9B Logitech G5 X-Fi Titanium/AT-H700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4690k Asus Z97 Sabertooth mk2 EVGA 970 8gb Kingston 1833mhz 
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128GB Samsung 830 500GB Samsung 840 Evo allota fans but quiet! Win 7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
I powered my system with one 4870 (which is comparable to the GTX260, power-wise) on an Antec Earthwatts EA430, which is the same thing as yours, just an earlier revision.


No problems at all, whatsoever.
I was pretty sure it would be fine based on my observations but good to get reassurance from the expert. Thanks.
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Baddabump, starting to see these things cropping up again. And after only a couple of weeks too!
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