Do you think I need a more powerful PSU?

ksherman

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What i have now

ABIT NF7-S V2
XP-M 2500+ @ 2.4GHz @ 1.90V
1GB Memory
2x 120GB WD ATA100 drives
GeForce3 TI200
CD-RW/DVD
DVD-RW

What I want to add/change

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D
AMD64 3000+ 939 90nm
GeForce 6600GT PCI-X
Zalman 700ALCU GPU Cooler
Zalman 7700ALCU CPU Cooler

I plan to OC the processor and the video card. I currently have an Antec Truepower 380. Is this enough juice for the upgrade? I dont want to get a new PSU unless I need to. Plus, I barely have the money for the upgrade, and probably cant throw a PSU into the mix... Thanks all!


ksherman
 

YOyoYOhowsDAjello

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Is it the updated truepower with 24a on the 12v line?

You'll probably be good either way.

EDIT: you question and answers are a bit confusing... question is if you PSU is enough, and yes = get rid of it etc.
 

charlietee

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If your were just running the box straight up a 380 TruePower in my opinion would work just fine.

But if you are planning on overclocking your system I think you will find that the 380 could hinder your overclock.

In my humble opinion of course.
 

Zucarita9000

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You'll be fine. That's more power than you need anyways. With a strong 12v rail, you can power pretty much anything.
 

cyberknight

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the ones have 18A on the +12V, like mine. But still, it's enough power. Unless if you're htinking of putting in a 6800U and overclocking, then that may hinder you a bit.