Solved RX 480 8GB with 400W PSU

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Dkapiate

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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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What make and model power supply is it ?
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.
 

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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;
Requirements
External Power - 8-pins : 1

Minimum Power Supply Requirement : 500 watt

XFX Recommended Power Supply : XFX 550W PSU
As you can see, you need a minimum of 500W.
 
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