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    got 2 questions but very similar

    1: Antec Earthwatts Green 380w enough for 9600 GT? (not gso)

    2: Antec Earthwatts Green 380w enough for 8800 GTS 512mb?
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    Need full system specs & are you OC'ing?

    9600 should be ok, 8800 may not.
    Yes. One of the last commincations I had with Dave Hammock before he disappeared from the web was how a major brand single +12V rail PSU wasn't shutting down when shorted. We were literally arc welding with the PSU. Hopefully Dave's absense isn't due to the fact that he got over zealous with the welding.
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    no oc.

    athlon64 3200+
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    Yeah that's fine.

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    System pulls very little, so either should be fine, however do not buy an EA380, almost no room, very under-powered for today's higher performance systems, if buying new, get at lease a Corsair 400W or higher.
    Yes. One of the last commincations I had with Dave Hammock before he disappeared from the web was how a major brand single +12V rail PSU wasn't shutting down when shorted. We were literally arc welding with the PSU. Hopefully Dave's absense isn't due to the fact that he got over zealous with the welding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhammock200 View Post
    System pulls very little, so either should be fine, however do not buy an EA380, almost no room, very under-powered for today's higher performance systems, if buying new, get at lease a Corsair 400W or higher.
    The 12v amperage of the CX400 & EA380D is very close.
    A 2a difference between them. (24w) it's not gonna get you much more besides another HDD.

    But for sub $50 units, that's really probably the best option. Maybe a NeoECO 400 if it's cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    The 12v amperage of the CX400 & EA380D is very close.
    A 2a difference between them. (24w) it's not gonna get you much more besides another HDD.

    But for sub $50 units, that's really probably the best option. Maybe a NeoECO 400 if it's cheaper.
    I have a data base with PSU's, but only track down to +12V@30A & the EA380 just shows as <+12V@30A, thus my recommendation. I agree 2A is pretty meaningless.
    Yes. One of the last commincations I had with Dave Hammock before he disappeared from the web was how a major brand single +12V rail PSU wasn't shutting down when shorted. We were literally arc welding with the PSU. Hopefully Dave's absense isn't due to the fact that he got over zealous with the welding.
    JonnyGURU Posted 4-1-08

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    The EA380D is fine for either one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HooHee View Post
    no oc.

    athlon64 3200+
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    up to 89W TDP for the 3200+, in real world, it should be between 40 and 60W, the 2 graphics cards are between ~80 and 150W, I'd say they really are between 100 and 120W top.

    The rest is negligible, so even the 380W Earthwatts is oversized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    up to 89W TDP for the 3200+, in real world, it should be between 40 and 60W, the 2 graphics cards are between ~80 and 150W, I'd say they really are between 100 and 120W top.

    The rest is negligible, so even the 380W Earthwatts is oversized.
    We try to keep max load to 40% to 60% of rated capacity, providing for more efficient, cooler, quieter operation & maintaining overhead for spikes & transients. This should also help to increase the lifespan of the unit.
    Yes. One of the last commincations I had with Dave Hammock before he disappeared from the web was how a major brand single +12V rail PSU wasn't shutting down when shorted. We were literally arc welding with the PSU. Hopefully Dave's absense isn't due to the fact that he got over zealous with the welding.
    JonnyGURU Posted 4-1-08

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