will a 330w psu be enough for a x800 xt?

hugobomber

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i have a 330w power supply. Its a good quality one though, so i think it should be enough. I will not overclock the card, however, i am running

Abit Nf7-s
xp 2600+ to 2.5ghz
1 dvd-rw and 160gb sata drive
4 fans, 1 of them being a Tornado for cpu

i am only running 2 drives so that should be ok right?
 

RaNDoMMAI

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i think it will be fine, i have seen 6800 and prescotts together in little shuttle machines with 200W PSUs

If you are really worried, you can get a good 400W sparkle or forton over at newegg for ~40-50 bucks

~RaNDoM
 

sharkeeper

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i think it will be fine, i have seen 6800 and prescotts together in little shuttle machines with 200W PSUs

Leave the unused slot covers off and it doubles as a toaster too! :p

Cheers!
 

caz67

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I believe you can never have enough juice. I would get an Antec 480W PSU.
 

RaNDoMMAI

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Originally posted by: sharkeeper
i think it will be fine, i have seen 6800 and prescotts together in little shuttle machines with 200W PSUs

Leave the unused slot covers off and it doubles as a toaster too! :p

Cheers!


yeah, personally i think it is crazy to stick that much heat in a small box, but people over at sudhian do some pretty neat mods to there case. I got a friend here in tampa that drilled two 120mm holes are each side of the case and has the fans outside of the case and do a pull push thing, works pretty well but i think it loses the neat small box clean look.

i'll stick to my mid tower

~RaNDoM
 

mjuarez

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Should be fine. If it's a quality 330W, and it has no significant voltage variations, it will keep the X800 XT chugging happyily along.