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scaryogre
07-18-04, 11:46 PM
Hi,

Just got my BFG 6800GT and am going to order parts for my new rig ASAP. I am thinking about choosing the Antec Sonata case and PSU. It has a 380W PSU (which apparently is rated much higher in actual use).

Anyone have this combo? If so, is the PSU sufficient for the 6800GT?
Rest of my system will include:

Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard
AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX-53
1GB Corsair XMS DDR PC-3200
1 - Seagate 160GB 7200.7 SATA
Audigy 2 ZS
NEC 8x 2510A
Lite-On DVD-ROM/CD-RW

Also...maybe:
2 - WD 74GB Raptors in RAID0

Thanks...

aAv7
07-19-04, 12:36 AM
I dunno man, with all that in there, especially the fx-53, I say just spend a few more bucks and get a 450 or 500 watt psu.

Killall
07-19-04, 06:30 AM
I got the case, it works fine, i dont even have to use 2 different power cables.. im using the power cord splitter that came with the card.. No problems so far..

Ghosthunter
07-19-04, 06:48 AM
I have it running stable and looking great

scaryogre
07-19-04, 08:39 AM
Thanks guys. I thought that the FX-53 wouldn't make a difference as it has the same power requirements as the Athlon 64 754pin CPUs doesn't it? Mainly I was worried about the Raptors and/or 6800GT.

Appreciate the feedback!

ssj4goku887
07-19-04, 08:46 AM
yeah a 6800GT and the whole 9 yards cd rom dvd drive audigy 2 zs sound some ights and like 8 fans will take about 370 375 under full load so you just made it :\ you may want to change it to the antec tru 480 or something though because your borderline and if you overclock your most likely going to be unstable.

Ghosthunter
07-19-04, 08:59 AM
yeah a 6800GT and the whole 9 yards cd rom dvd drive audigy 2 zs sound some ights and like 8 fans will take about 370 375 under full load so you just made it :\ you may want to change it to the antec tru 480 or something though because your borderline and if you overclock your most likely going to be unstable.


yeah as you can see from my singature i dont have many devices in my system...so i have no issues but you might run into some

ssj4goku887
07-19-04, 09:09 AM
each hard drive will take about 25 to 30 watts of power. just to let ya know.