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Solved RX 480 8GB with 400W PSU

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  1. Dkapiate

    Dkapiate Thread Starter

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    System :
    Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.7GHz (3.3GHz Turbo)
    8GB of DDR3 (Single-Channel)
    AMD Radeon RX 480 XFX 8GB Black Edition
    Acer Mini-ITX motherboard


    PSU specs :
    400W
    +3.3V = 28A
    +5V = 30V
    +12V1 = 18A
    +12V2 = 18A

    Will this be enough power for my system?
     
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    What make and model power supply is it ?
     
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    It is a Sparkle Power Int'l LTD
    Model no. ATX-400PN

    This one = https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103013

    I also have a 350W SeaSonic SS-350ET

    Specs :
    +3.3V = 20A
    +5V = 20A
    +12V1 = 17A
    +12V2 = 17A

    This is the 350W = https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ...nRi1kkuQYrABWYFb-UxoCF6IQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I know the 400W doesnt have an 80+ rating, but all of its specs seem to be better than the 350W, so I opt for the 400W here.
     
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    The 400W PSU could be enough but I would consider getting a higher rated one if you will be using the system for high intensity gaming etc.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    IMO you will never be happy nor will you get good performance using an acer motherboard. Acer products are low end ie cheap and attempting to install a gaming type video card in one is analogous to installing a performance cam in an econobox car. It will work however it will never work well. I assume you are installing this card to run games. There is a LOT more to a gaming system than simply installing a video card. A well designed gaming system has a performance motherboard with heavy duty VRs, extra chipset cooling, steel slots for the video card, a case with good airflow, a pw supply that is up to the task of running a gaming system.

    IMO you need a better pw supply. See this quote from the support page for that video card;
    As you can see, you need a minimum of 500W.
     
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