Re: can I use a 430 watts PSU for GTX 460?
Originally Posted by john19055
Does'nt a mother board draw any power.
Yes a motherboard is included as system's idle and full load power consumption. My PC idle is 100W and then I removed the idle power consumption of 40W memory, 10W CPU, 15W GPU, 10W hard drive, 10W DVDRW drive and 10W X-Fi sound card. That worked out 5W for the motherboard power.
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