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    450W ASUS ATLAS PSU, enough?

    Hello there, Just wanted to ask if an ASUS 450W PSU would be enough for my current setup plus an 8800GT or HD3870? What would the newer 9 series cards want?
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    Re: 450W ASUS ATLAS PSU, enough?

    I would think so, iv got a Corasir 520watt powering an 8800GTS 512mb, 3 big HDDs, 1 DVD lightscribe drive, Q6600, 2gb(800mhz) of ram and 5 * 120mm fans and iv never had any real problems.

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    Re: 450W ASUS ATLAS PSU, enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunain View Post
    Hello there, Just wanted to ask if an ASUS 450W PSU would be enough for my current setup plus an 8800GT or HD3870? What would the newer 9 series cards want?
    Depends what the specs are like really.

    The wattage rating has little, if anything to do with its power delivery.

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    Re: 450W ASUS ATLAS PSU, enough?

    Well I was conerened that my cheap xilence power 480 watt PSU I got from Aria 2 years ago wasn't going to be man enough for my 8800 GT. It's working fine, 3 HDD's one optical and my 8800 GT running flawlessly

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    Re: 450W ASUS ATLAS PSU, enough?

    my specs are going to be the following:

    e6300 overclocked to 3.0Ghz - 3.2Ghz
    2GB RAM overclocked to 856Mhz
    4 x 90mm Fans
    1 SATA, 1 IDE drives.
    1 optical Drive
    8800GT 512 or HD3870 512

    Do you think the ASUS 450W would be enough? barely enough? room to spare? Help appreciated alot, because im hung up between 2 choices, either the 450W or the 550W.
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