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Power supply question

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#1 lcrx


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

Heres my PC




Heres the psu im about to insert in it, any risk to fry or overvolt, is it too strong ??






what was in it before was a 400W , model made in china, didnt find anything on the web model # PX-480RPF




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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:30 AM

no, not at all, the PC will only draw the power it needs, the rest of the power from that PSU wont be used, and in essence wasted (until you get more hardware) so it won't fry anything. That PSU you chose, is kind of a weak 750 watt-I would expect a 750 watt PSU of that manner to pull at least 60-75 amps on the +12v rail, but 45 is acceptable, If you haven't ordered the PSU yet, I would recomend doing some shopping around for a better one, if you already have it, then go ahead and throw it in, unless your planning on crossfiring or SLing two top of the line cards, that PSU should do fine, should even run two low to mid range video cards just fine.



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