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power requirement check please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by joe pineapples, 16 Mar 2012.

  1. joe pineapples

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Sep 2003

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    Location: Doncaster

    Intel E7400
    2x 2gig DDR2
    1x sata 7200 HDD
    2x 120mm fan
    GT 285 (Palit 2x 80mm fans cooler) - the new addition to the system

    power supply is a Corsair CX 400 (V1 I think)

    My worry is with the GT285, which seems to recommend >42a, and the PSU is only rated @30a (12v rail). Will this definitely be a no go?.
     
  2. 95thrifles

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    It would certainly be at its limit if it could run it, but I wouldnt be overly happy trying

    If youre after a new good value PSU whicih could run it then this OCZ on This Week Only is good value and up to the job
     
  3. joe pineapples

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    Joined: 13 Sep 2003

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    Location: Doncaster

    Thanks. The GT285 is actually one a mate is selling and probably over-powered for my other friends needs, so if he needed a new PSU, it will be cheaper to buy a different gfx card - something like a GT440 or 520...its the dedicated HDMI out that's the main purpose really.