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Ok like i said this is a very low end system for WoW and LOTRO only. Here is the specs. Remember low end lol

AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz (Unlocked Dual Core)
Samsung F3 500
4GB Value Ram
ASUS M4A78LT-M LE (Micro ATX)
4890 1GB

Now I need to know what the Max power supply would be needed. There is not a single bit of OCing done on the PC. For a younger kid so nothing extreme is needed.

He has a Antec earthwatts 380 but im almost positive it might not cut it.
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post #2 of 14
That 380 should cut it.
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Should it come to you to wanting to look at PSUs, these should do for a budget for that system.

Antec HCG-400 ($60)
Antec HCG-520 ($79)
Antec NEO ECO 520C ($60)
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500D ($70)
SeaSonic S12II 520 ($75)
ENERMAX NAXN ENP500AWT ($75)
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 ($70)
SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ($60)
SILVERSTONE ST60F-ES 600W ($70)
post #4 of 14
The 380w will be fine, especially at stock. The only thing "very low end" there is the CPU, though.
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The 380w will be fine, especially at stock. The only thing "very low end" there is the CPU, though.
Unlocked it's an Athlon II X2.
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post #6 of 14
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lol its still a very low end system no matter how you look at it in my eyes. its only for WoW & LOTRO so nothing special. Thanks I will use the 380
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
lol its still a very low end system no matter how you look at it in my eyes. its only for WoW & LOTRO so nothing special. Thanks I will use the 380
Is he one of those ponces that only plays LOTRO when the WoW servers are down, and spends all his time in LOTRO complaining about how LOTRO isn't WoW?
post #8 of 14
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he has not played any of them yet. im getting him into both games tomorrow so we will see how this ends up. I may just scratch the entire WoW portion of this & just slap him into LOTRO instead.

I know how the WoW community is & he is pretty young 14 so I dont feel like corrupting his mind at this point with the WoW community. He is really smart for his age & actually makes good choices so we will see how he acts
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 4/5/11 at 7:29pm
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post #9 of 14
a 4890? You need at least 450w, if I remember the required specs correctly
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a 4890? You need at least 450w, if I remember the required specs correctly
What the box and/or nVidia/AMD say isn't the be all, end all. The GPUs themselves don't need anywhere near what the box states. That's more of a recommendation and for the entire system. With a low power CPU and otherwise minimal system (single hard drive, etc., etc.), although more would be nice padding, a quality 380W PSU should do.
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