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Will a Antec Phantom 350W power this spec?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kaiju, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. Kaiju

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,638

    Location: Expat in HK

    3700+ Venice
    DFi Lanparty S939
    ATI X800XT
    Spinpoint 80GB
    WD 320GB
    Maxtor 250GB
    1GB Twinmos CH-5
    NEC DVD-R
    Samsung CDRW
    M-Audio 2496
    8-Port USB 2.0 Hub (8/8)
    4[Port USB 1.1 Hub (4/4)

    I've seen quite a few people on this forum witjh S939 and the aforemetioned PSU to be running happily. Despite that and the fact that Antec have always been reliable with railings, i'm still a bit dubious.
     
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    Antec do make good PSUs but just roughly looking over the specification you want to run there it looks to me as if you are going to be pushing things a little. I don't know of any good PSU calculators at the moment and that said they aren't necessarily all that reliable anyway. The 12v rail is probably the most important here, how many amps does it supply?
     
  3. Amps

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2003

    Posts: 2,652

    Location: Scotland

    DFI strongly recomend using a psu of at least 400watts for thos mobos.

    on mine there are 4 power connectors for the motherboard alone. This is for a reason they use alot of power.
     
  4. Kaiju

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

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    Location: Expat in HK

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    Will probably have to get another PSU then. The phantom stiill costs £100+ so i could probably make some money on getting a Tagan 430W or Seasonic S12 430W. I like the idea of modular more, even if Tagan have had a crop of reliability complaints. Seasonic is quieter, but i'm sure the Tagan is still quiet too.