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PSU question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jaz, 3 Feb 2006.

  1. Jaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2003

    Posts: 1,603

    Ive just got the bits for my upgrade, I ordered a Asus A8NSLI Premium and 1 XFX 7800GT.

    now i wasn't really thinking about the PSU, but my system currently has an old tagan 480w one in there. What i need to know before i start taking my old PC apart, do i need to be worried about my PSU?

    it'll be running everything at stock which is:

    AMD 3500+
    Asus A8NSLI Premium
    XFX 7800GT EE (orwhatever the C'd one is, i guess it's not stock then)
    80GB PATA HD
    160GB PATA HD
    250GB SATA HD
    1gb geil value ram
    1 Liteon dvd rom
    1 NEC DVD+-RW
    stock CPU cooler

    and thats it, tbh i'm thinking of removing the 2 PATA HD's and getting another 250~300GB SATA
     
  2. Dutch Guy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    480W is enough for that system, what's almost more important is how much amps the PSU can give on the 12V rail and should be at least >20A and preferable >25A but I think the Tagan is close or over 30A but you could check that to be sure.
     
  3. topher

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,524

    It should be fine mate.

    you could always monitor the voltage's

    topher
     
  4. Jaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2003

    Posts: 1,603

    my only concerns are because it's an older tagan and i don't think it has the PCI E adapter and i can't remember if it comes with a sata adaptor too.
     
  5. Dutch Guy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    You usually get a PCIe convertor when you buy a PCIe videocard and you can also buy convertors for S-ATA power connectors.