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I'm curious about my power output

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  1. Techtu

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    I'll keep this short, I'm only running on a 480w PSU and I know it's quite low for my setup, the thing is I was wondering if by adding 4 extra case fan's will cause any power issue's? the fan's power rating's are are follows...

    Started Voltage 9V
    Rated Voltage 12V
    Power Input 3.6W

    So what you think? should I be alright adding 4 fans at those ratings?
     
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    It shouldn't be a problem, that is almost nothing compared to the rest of your system.
     
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    The power calculator "DD" linked me to rated my system to use 432w, and with my PSU being more than a couple of years old now I think it's safe saying I will be at risk of ageing capacitors, and loss of overall power, so my 480w PSU is probably no more than a 435w rating.


    Would of replied a lot sooner but I had to recharge my batteries for the keyboard :banghead:
     
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    I would suggest keeping an eye out for a Corsair or Enermax 550Wish PSU. They're my two favorite PSU brands.
     
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    I'm looking to upgrade my rig in a couple of months at the most, so I'll be sure to keep an eye out for something along those lines :toast:
     
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    Bookmark that link. It's mighty helpful.

    I use it so damn much, I should probably just buy the Pro version.
     
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    Oh I already have, thanks :D
     

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