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Enough PSU Power

Postby flash_659 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:03 am

I was wondering if an Antec Earthwatts 380w PSU would be enough and sufficient for this computer?

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Re: Enough PSU Power

Postby yeshuas » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:18 am

Not really enough, you need at least a 450 w in my opinion
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Re: Enough PSU Power

Postby flash_659 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:23 am

Thankyou for your quick response.

Would a Thermaltake Matrix Case with its 430w PSU be enough?
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Re: Enough PSU Power

Postby augie » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:36 am

flash_659 wrote:Thankyou for your quick response.

Would a Thermaltake Matrix Case with its 430w PSU be enough?


Oh yeah, for sure. The 380 is OK but for long term stability the 430W is much better though I'd still go for a higher Earthwatts instead of what comes with the case unless you specifically know the PSU specs like 80Plus certified etc..

As you can see in my sig that I'm asking quite a bit from my Antec 500 but I will push that up to a 650W soon as I always like a good margin, I wasn't thinking about expandability when I bought the 500, just the price. Now I'll have another spare power supply. sigh
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Re: Enough PSU Power

Postby flash_659 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:41 am

Ok, thank-you very much, I think I'm going to go with the RS-101, just under the matrix, I think the RS will be better for me because the USB ports are on the front not the side of the case. The RS also has the 430W PSU by the way.

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Re: Enough PSU Power

Postby augie » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:48 am

Oops, I edited my post. You may want6 to look at it again. Sorry. :embarrassed:
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Re: Enough PSU Power

Postby flash_659 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:08 am

http://www.thermaltake.com.au/Products/ ... 0WOEM.aspx

This the PSU that it comes with. Take a look.

Also I take it the RS-101 case and this PSU will be compatible with my motherboard, sata dvd burner, sata harddrive and 9400gt.

Thankyou for your help so far.
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Re: Enough PSU Power

Postby yeshuas » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:17 am

either 430w should work fine
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Re: Enough PSU Power

Postby flash_659 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:18 am

Ok, great, thankyou everyone for your help.
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Re: Enough PSU Power

Postby augie » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:22 am

flash_659 wrote:http://www.thermaltake.com.au/Products/PowerSupply/W0084/430WOEM.aspx

This the PSU that it comes with. Take a look.

Also I take it the RS-101 case and this PSU will be compatible with my motherboard, sata dvd burner, sata harddrive and 9400gt.

Thankyou for your help so far.


Yup, excellent PSU and case! You are good to go! ^*^

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