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    Question Big enough PSU?

    Hi All,

    I currently have a Tagan 480-U1 (480W) PSU which I bought a while back when I first put together my Socket A system. Now I am just about to jump to Socket 939 and I would like to know if this PSU is big/reliable enough to be used in the following system:

    Asrock 939dual-SATA
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    3 SATA hard disks
    1 DVD-RW
    1 X-Fi soundcard
    1 LAN card
    and a Radeon 9800Pro AGP (it will do for now!)

    Now I am wondering whether in the future it would be possible to power a ATI X1800 with this PSU or am I likely to need a new one?

    Has anyone any ideas that they would like to share?

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    Im pretty sure your Tagan will be fine (does it have a pci-e connector?) tbh

    Unless you go sli/crossfire then 480W should be okay

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    I'd be suprised if that system used more than 200-250W

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    Yea perfectly fine
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    Yea that should be fine - though does it have a 24pin power cable? or is it 20 pin?

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    thats will easily be enough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkieBen
    Im pretty sure your Tagan will be fine (does it have a pci-e connector?) tbh
    Unless you go sli/crossfire then 480W should be okay
    Unfortunately it doesn't have a pci-e connector, only a separate cable with a standard molex on that was designed to connect to power-hungry AGP cards - is there such a thing as a molex-to-pci-e adaptor, and more importantly where could I find one?

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87
    Yea that should be fine - though does it have a 24pin power cable? or is it 20 pin?
    Yes it does have a 24-pin one, with a 20-pin "adaptor" that I am using for my Abit NF7 at the moment.


    Thanks to everyone! You have put my mind at rest, better get saving for that x1800

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    Last edited by SourceQuench; 02-06-2006 at 03:39 PM.

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    lol whwre bout in bstoke u live???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SourceQuench
    is there such a thing as a molex-to-pci-e adaptor, and more importantly where could I find one?
    Most PC shops (particuarly the online places) will sell these - probably about £2 or £3 - Scan, cclonline, casetech etc etc

    Also quite a few graphics cards eg. 7900GT come with the adaptors already in the box.
    Last edited by davidstone28; 02-06-2006 at 04:57 PM.

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    Ah that's good to know about the PCI-E adaptors!

    Thanks a lot eveyone, much appreciated

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    Its also worth remembering that good PSUs like yours will give their sustained rating, and not their peak. A “500 watt” q-tec will last a matter of seconds if 500 is drawn from it.
    Your PSU will laugh at it
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    It should be fine.
    Linky for the adaptor...http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=159192

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