Antec Neo HE 550watt is it enough??

By OpTiMuSpRiMe · 6 replies
Apr 3, 2006
  1. hey guys i was just wondering if you thought this would be enought power to run my system without a hitch.. system specs are as follow.. the reason i am needing this is cause i have a 380watt true power antec that just wasn't enough for what i have as far as components go.

    P4 3.2Extreme Edition
    P4P800-e Deluxe mobo
    2gig ram (now) two went bad on me :-(
    2 sata drives
    dvd burner
    3x120mm case fans
    Heatsink is the Aero cool ht101 with 2x90mm fans on it.. proc is stable at 67 degrees farenheit full load 110

    anyway you guys think it will be enough power for what i have???
  2. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Posts: 200

    I think it will be.
  3. OpTiMuSpRiMe

    OpTiMuSpRiMe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    crap i forgot to add my video card in there.. it is the Radeon X850XT PE 256mb..
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    What you planning on running?

    I think that psu might be a bit of overkill.

    Take a look at this PSU Wattage calculator. add a further 30% to whatever it says, as a safety margin.

    That Antec 380watt psu you have, is a fine psu.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. OpTiMuSpRiMe

    OpTiMuSpRiMe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    howard see that is the problem though.. i have been running the 380watt for the last two day and all of the sudden when the system is under full load my top and bottom 120mm fans shutdown completely.. and the voltage meter on my system is not what it should be on the 12v rail sometimes drops to 10 so that tells me right there that there is a power issue.. now keep in mind that i can keep playing all my games maxed out with no problems but the fans stay off..overkill is better than no kill if you ask me..( CsSource) talking..anyway guys thanks for the input greatly appreciated..
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I see what you mean mate.

    In that case, it`s probably better to be safe than sorry.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Yeah, that thing should be able to power the shuttle. good choice.
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