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Thread: Antect Sonata III and MSI NX8800GTS HD OC 320MB




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    Default Antect Sonata III and MSI NX8800GTS HD OC 320MB

    I just purchased these two products ... but now I am beginning to get concerned (they have not arrived yet, I'm just continuing my research, albeit one order too late).

    Case: Antec Sonata III
    Newegg.com - Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases

    Video Card: MSI NX8800GTS HD OC 320MB
    Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

    As you can tell from the graphic, the PS contains the following 12 V rail ratings:

    1. +12V1@17A
    2. +12V2@17A

    I'm concerned that even though the power estimates for the system are about 50W below the 500W capacity of the PS that the 12V rails are not up to supplying the video card.

    I'm trying to find out the amp rating of the video card but cannot find it anywhere.

    Can anyone guess as to whether or not this PS is adequate for this video card?

    Thanks,

    CTBlankenship
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    Default Re: Antect Sonata III and MSI NX8800GTS HD OC 320MB

    I believe I found that the card draws 26 amps ... wow ... that's A LOT.

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    Default Re: Antect Sonata III and MSI NX8800GTS HD OC 320MB

    Yes, the newer higher end video cards tend to be rather hungry.
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