PSU Question

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Jun 6, 2010

PSU Question by Mages4ever at 3:19 PM (832 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. Mages4ever
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    Member Mages4ever GBAtemp Fan

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    Right, so I'm a techy, so if you can't follow, I'll explain :/

    Currently I have a 400w True PSU (In other words, 400w of pure power).
    My current rig is..
    A Zotac GeForce 260 Core 216
    Intel Core 2 Duo Quad 6600
    4 GB DDR2 Ram
    500 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 HDD

    I think that's all the important stuff?
    Well, I have a Super Multi Burner and 9 USB Ports?

    So I was wondering, am I able to add another HDD inside, or will I eff it up.
    I'm thinking of buying a WD Caviar Green Hard drive as it's very eco-friendly and doesn't use up too much power.

    I'm just scared :/
     
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    I'm pretty sure you will be fine..
    I'll let others confirm though
     
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    Member Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    Adding another drive should be fine. They don't require much power from the psu. You should check the amps on the 12v rail just to be sure though.
     
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    Oh right.
    It's 36amps on the 12v rail.

    I'm just kinda worried about frying my PSU :/
     
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    Go ahead. I ran 3 HDs, a DVD burner, an overclocked older AMD CPU and a overclocked 9800GT on an terrible old 380w no name brand for quite a while.
     
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    SATA drives tend to be 6-12W on the PSU, depending on how eco-friendly it is. Assume 10W, and add that to the rest of the system, then you'll know if it's safe or not. A PSU can over-draw, but that tends to lead to instability (understandably).
     

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