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Xophile
04-25-07, 06:54 AM
Hi!

I need to know if my 400W FSP Group PSP has enough power for:

8800GTS
E6600 (maybe overclocking some)
2GB RAM
DVD-burner
2 S-ATA drives

The specifications are here:
http://www.fsp-group.com.tw/english/1_product/2_detail.asp?mainid=1&fid=52&proid=136

Thank you kindly!

Regards

Matt

Dr.Nick
04-25-07, 08:06 AM
Use this calculator (http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine) to check it out. Personally I think you would be cutting it way too close. Look for at least 500w

Xophile
04-25-07, 08:17 AM
If I use your link I end up at 395W, darn it...

Tr1cK
04-25-07, 08:19 AM
Word of advice....don't go all cheapy on the psu. It IS the backbone of the whole system.

Xophile
04-25-07, 08:35 AM
Well, I already have the PSU in question and using it with my current AMD64 system. Since the C2D pricedrops I just thought about upgrading a little... :)

Xion X2
04-25-07, 09:55 AM
FSPs are good PSUs. Just get one with a little more wattage and one that's not dual 12v rails.

Xophile
04-25-07, 09:56 AM
So you all say that my current 400W FSP PSU won't work with a 8800GTS and a E6600?

Tr1cK
04-25-07, 10:05 AM
I figured you already had it. And no, I don't believe it's strong enough.

Xion X2
04-25-07, 10:12 AM
So you all say that my current 400W FSP PSU won't work with a 8800GTS and a E6600?

Short-term, probably yes. But over time it'll burn out by you pushing it to the maximum wattage like that. PSUs aren't made to run at their maximum rated wattage on a consistent basis.

SlieTheSecond
04-25-07, 11:05 AM
Best thing you can do is get a better psu.