Too much of a load?

By Havok ยท 4 replies
Sep 10, 2009
  1. Hey everyone,

    I would like to find out how much power would be sufficient for my computer. I have the following.

    NZXT Lexa Blackline Case
    One Internal 500GB SATA HDD
    ASUS P5Q PRO Motherboard
    HD Radeon 4870 PCI-Express 2.0x16 Video card
    HP External DVD lightscribe player
    3 120MM case fans, 2 80(?) fans
    Intel Dual Core Processor
    Logitech 2.1 speaker system

    The power supply I have at the moment is a Xilence 600W Gaming Edition Power supply.

    Any insight on this prob. will be appreciated as always =]

  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    unfortunately we often dont realize we need a larger ps until we have issues. its better to go big then skimp and risk damaging your components. 600 watts should be enough for that setup. Ive seen worse.
  3. Havok

    Havok TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Agreed on that =]

    I was wondering if 600 Watt was going to cut it when I got my new Graphics card, but it's been working flawlessly so far!:D I thank you for reading through my post and helping with my problem, I appreciate it a lot :grinthumb

    Thanks for the reply again!
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    the HD 4870 uses 12.6A, and you have two 20A 12v rails, the rest of your system is not at all over intense..your good :)
  5. Havok

    Havok TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Very cool,

    I was a little curious as to the exactly how much power consumption the new 4870 models eat up- that's not a bad power consumption- at could be worse :D Thanks for the reply, I'm glad it'll work out tip-top as they say:)

    Thanks again for your reply,
    ~Havok :D
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