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Silentium T1

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Kaisho, 12 Apr 2006.

  1. Kaisho

    Associate

    Joined: 16 Nov 2004

    Posts: 7

    Location: Poole, Dorset

    Hi folks,

    I've recently aquired a free Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ and am looking at upgrading my current PC to incorporate this CPU. However I am unsure if my current PSU would be capable of running the additional hardware that I would like to buy (unfortunatly i can't really afford to buy a new case and psu, but would like to know in advance if my hardware choices are likely to be ok or not)

    Silentium T1 with Seasonic 450 Watt max. / 350 Watt continuous PSU
    Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+
    Abit AN8-32X nForce 4 SLi
    Gainward Golden Sample 7900GT 512mb
    Creative Audigy 2 ZS
    2GB Ram
    2 x 200gb SATA Hdd's
    NEC ND4570 Dual Layer DVD RW

    Is the PSU going to be able to handle this kit?

    Any help or advice is very much appreciated.
     
  2. Yewen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    You will run it, on the line.

    If you got the 4400 free, and can afford a 7900, then why are you skimping on the PSU :confused:
     
  3. Kaisho

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    Joined: 16 Nov 2004

    Posts: 7

    Location: Poole, Dorset

    Thanks for the reply

    Unfortunatly the PSU in the Silentium cases are not standard ATX PSU's so I would have to buy a new case and PSU. I do plan on upgrading both in the near future as I want to go SLi and i'm certain that the seasonic psu won't handle that. I was just curious if i could get away with running on my existing psu for the time being. :)
     
  4. Yewen

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    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

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    Location: Leeds

    You could get away with it, but I do not think there is enough juice left in the PSU to run much more off it once the upgrade is done.

    It would have to be the next upgrade you do, regardless really as that is what I would personally consider the safe limit for that PSU.
     
  5. BigDom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,852

    Location: Birmingham

    Mmm let's see....

    GX-033-GW Gainward BLISS Geforce 7900 GT "Golden Sample" 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-033-GW)
    £249.95 £249.95
    Subtotal £249.95
    Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.00
    VAT £45.15
    Total £303.10

    Ok £303 to spend...

    GX-048-PC PowerColor ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-048-PC)
    £194.95 £194.95
    CA-048-AN Antec SLK3800BUK Black Quiet Midi Tower Case - 400W SmartPower PSU (CA-048-AN)
    £51.95 £51.95
    Subtotal £246.90
    Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.95
    VAT £44.78
    Total £300.63

    What do you know.. similar performance, cheaper AND definatly enough PSU grunt.
     
  6. Yewen

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    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    Yup. money spent in a much better way.

    SLI is onyl ever worth it if you buy both cards at the same time, otherwise by the time you get round to it, one card is faster.