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Old August 14, 2009, 08:51 AM
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I think it'll work fine.

Just when you get a higher end video card, you should really upgrade then.

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MARK 11: 32.530

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Old August 14, 2009, 09:51 AM
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The i7 rig in my sig going at 100% load (folding 4 instances of folding on my cpu, followed by the two GTX 285s folding as well, so thats pretty much a pc with full load) is consistently pulling just less than 400w (have seen it spike a little ~430w).

Thats with 7 fans, my cable modem, router, and monitor connected too. On top of a tuner, and two raptors installed...
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Old August 14, 2009, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Nuggits View Post
Hey Guys I'm new to the forums, but, I have a question.

I currently have a Corsair 450 watt PSU. (With a single 33 amp 12 volt rail)
I need to know if it will be enough to power this system.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 (no OC)
8GB DDR3 RAM (1600MHz)
1 BFG 9600GT
Say, 4 or 5 SATA HDDs

It would be a fairly simple system to power, but, I'm just wondering on how much I would push that power supply.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
That system shouldn't use over 150W.
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