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Old January 19, 2012, 05:59 PM
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I ran your specs using a GTX 560 Ti through Antec's PSU calculator, assuming a CPU voltage of 1.4V on a B3 stepping at 3.0 GHz (the later G0 stepping draws 14W less at those settings), standard (rather than low-power green) 7200 RPM SATA drives and two 120-mm fans. Given it's an Antec Earthwatts, I set capacitor aging at 15%.

The results: minimum 414 W and recommended 464 W to support the system at 90% load.
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Old January 19, 2012, 10:31 PM
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That's really on the cusp for those PSU's. I've personally had antec's blow along with friends and friends of friends and I never buy them anymore. I'm sure some of them MUST be fine but I just don't trust them with hardware any longer.

Worst blowout was a complete system smoke job due to antec's terrible components.
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Old January 20, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Will need a new power supply for the new build anyway, so will likely get something nice now, and save the current one for when this PC becomes a HTPC.

Looks like I will be able to pick up a MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti from someone local at a good price (just waiting on them getting it back from an RMA).

Also looking at some options to pick up another 2GB of RAM.

That should keep me running until I am ready to do a bigger upgrade later in the year.

Thanks for all the suggestions/comments.
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Old January 20, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Will need a new power supply for the new build anyway, so will likely get something nice now, and save the current one for when this PC becomes a HTPC.

Looks like I will be able to pick up a MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti from someone local at a good price (just waiting on them getting it back from an RMA).

Also looking at some options to pick up another 2GB of RAM.

That should keep me running until I am ready to do a bigger upgrade later in the year.

Thanks for all the suggestions/comments.
Sounds like a good plan. Enjoy. You will likely be CPU limited in many games with a 560Ti, so you will get more FPS once its installed in a new computer.
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