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My build has no disc drive.
Asrock extreme3 870 atx board
Gtx460 1gb vid card
4 gb ddr3 ram
Anthlon ii x4 640

One psu has a nice combo deal corsair 500w builder series (sorry no link on my phone go look it up
And a rosewill 600w dual 12v rails that corsair is a single.

According to a calculater I'm only useing about 480 watts but will I be able to use a 500w under load?
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post #2 of 13
lol look at what im running on 520w
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Your video card uses like half the power tho and how do you do under full load
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by d3310n View Post
Your video card uses like half the power tho and how do you do under full load
Yes under full load
Furmark and p95 work perfectly fine

Half power
I have a gtx460 AND a 9800GT so unless im missing something I use more than you
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Yes under full load
Furmark and p95 work perfectly fine

Half power
I have a gtx460 AND a 9800GT so unless im missing something I use more than you
Oh my bad I only saw the 9800 btw if I'm correct the 9800 was a remake of the 8800 but was designed to use no cables
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post #6 of 13
Perfectly fine. While the CX500 isn't really a 500W unit given its anemic +12V rail, it's more than enough for your system. And no, your system will never use 480W like the calculator said. Hint: calculators are full of crap
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The CX500 is enough.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by d3310n View Post
Oh my bad I only saw the 9800 btw if I'm correct the 9800 was a remake of the 8800 but was designed to use no cables
Normal 9800GT is 1x 6pin mine is a low power edition and lacks a 6pin connector
Still an extra 75w though
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Sweet thanks guys you just took 20 moneys of my budget
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post #10 of 13
I'm using less than 400w for general use. @ 3.8GHz.

Hope that gives you some insight.
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