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PSU Enermax Liberty 400W PSU Vs E8500 + GTX 480! PhysX Challenge!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blogins, 8 Apr 2012.

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Enermax Liberty 400W PSU Vs E8500 + GTX 480

  1. YES, it will work flawlessly!

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  2. NO, it will never work!

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  1. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Having just won a bargaintastic GTX 480 with EK block on ebay I'm curious if my little Enermax Liberty 400W PSU can hold its own against the onslaught of an E8500 and GTX 480 combined on a 680i motherboard. Not the most power efficient combination but this is an Enermax PSU. Should it fail I do have an Enermax Galaxy 850W PSU on standby! Although for this test I may need to turn off the Delta fans! :D

    Care to place your bets?
     
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  2. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    You'll probably be ok. Enermax is a very good make, so it should be okay.
     
  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    this is like the old tv show you bet. but minus the peado. lol i'll go for yes!
     
  4. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Ooph, I bet it'll fail on Furmark.
     
  5. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    oooooh how cheap was cheap for the 480?
     
  6. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    I'll have to throw my money in with the 480, that thing is a power hungry monster, and with those fans on there's no way it will succeed. But turning off the fans wouldn't be fun, now would it? :thumb:

    Why not just install the 850w in the first place?
     
  7. Blogins

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    Where's the fun in that?

    The GTX 480 with EK water block cost a cool £149 which I think is pretty damned good! :D
     
  8. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    lol make a video :D
     
  9. law99

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    **** the bed that is good.
     
  10. j4mi3

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    I reckon you should.be ok.

    With a worse brand then probs not
     
  11. Blogins

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    I know, couldn't believe my luck. Must be a quiet Sunday on ebay! :thumb:

    Also being delivered in a GTX 680 box which is kinda nice since that'll probably be my next air cooled PC upgrade!

    Anyway, back on topic. Here's some power draw results for my 680i and E8500 from the mains.

    This is with a low power passive GPU installed and sound card along with a D5 pump on full whack.
     
  12. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    Well what are you waiting for? Go melt that Enermax!
     
  13. Blogins

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    Well, the GTX 480 needs to be delivered and I need to install a second 240 RAD in my loop!

    Also I'm fixing the second 240 RAD with some heavy duty silicone water proofing since the thread is damaged. :D
     
  14. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Queue A-Team-esque modding montage....:dremel:
     
  15. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    Take the card up to a 100% and leave it there for a while, might be ok......but probably not.

    What would be funny is if the Psu went bang and took all your kit with it.
     
  16. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    Shhhh, don't scare him, wait until it happens then laugh at him!
     
  17. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    You do realize that running it underpowered will not only damage the PSU but also the other components right? You may as well give it a good voltage spike at the same time, it will do just as much damage.

    With the 400, it will boot and it will probably run, but under a a good hard test, you will be dangerously close to under-powering everything (causing damage) and burning up the psu.
     
  18. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    You do also realize that something like that is only likely if your buying a crappy PSU from Maplin or something like that, Enermax PSU's are to my mind the best engineered PSU's you can buy, its more than likely that if that PSU can't handle the load it will just simply switch the system off rather than taking any components with it.

    Although its considerably newer, take the Maxrevo 1350 review from TTL as an example.

     
  19. Blogins

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    Well, it is only my fun experimental PC! So I'll still be Battlefield 3 capable! :D

    Also I've never had an Enermax PSU go boom, but my previous AX850 did go pop at 500W load!
     
  20. rollo

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    Anandtech pushed a 1250 watt to 1700 watts so I'd say you have a decent shot at this working gl
     

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