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    New Build - PSU Issue

    Ok, I decided to build a new system, and bought almost all new components (I couldn’t afford an all new system without dropping some down). Anyway, one of the components I decided to transfer over was the PSU, as I had only had it 1 year. I thought this would be ok, but after some research I am now not so sure.

    The system I am building will be -

    Motherboard – MSI K9A Platinum
    CPU – Athlon X2 6000+
    Memory – 2GB (4x512MB) OCZ Platinum 800mhz
    GPU – Sapphire X1950XT 256mb PCIe
    Hard Drives – 1x WD 80GB Sata2, 1x WD 160GB Sata2
    DVD Drive – Pioneer 112D
    Heat sink – Zalman CNPS9500
    Case Fans – 4x 120mm Antec Tricool
    Case – Antec P182

    And the PSU I expect to power all this – Enermax EG565AX-VE (W) (24P)
    The table on the side of the PSU looks like this

    DC........./+3.3V/+5V/+12V1/+12V2/-12V/+5VSb/+12V Total/Total Power/

    The main thing that bothers me is that it only has 18a on each 12v rail, now, I know nothing about power supplies but on the Sapphire website (relating to the x1950xt) the recommended specs say 30a (assumes fully loaded system) but on the forum they recommend 20a on each 12v rail (they suggested that to someone else, not me).

    So, do you think mine will be good enough?

    p.s. I used this site and it suggested 507W on 100% system load.

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    Yours should be fine.

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    • IntaCepta's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte 965P DS3 rev3.3 (F12 Bios)
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2D e6420 (lapped) & Scythe Ninja RevB (bolt mod)
      • Memory:
      • 2GB (2x1GB) Geil PC6400 Ultra 5-5-5-18 @ 2.1volts
      • Storage:
      • 320GB Samsung SpinPoint SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte 256MB 7600GS (Passive)
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 520HX
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-60 (2x Sharkoon 80mm FIntake, 2x Sharkoon 80mm RExhaust)
      • Monitor(s):
      • 17" @ native resolution
      • Internet:
      • BeThere 24mbps ADSL running at around 7-8mbps
    yep, can't see your card to cause problems. the psu will be fine.
    Manufacture websites probably suggest those rail amps to cover their backs.

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