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Old 01-05-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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Power supply will barely cut it, especially if you're going to put it together with a Radeon HD 5450. You can save some big bucks by switching to an AMD platform. Sometimes more than $150, and performance won't suffer all that much.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:03 PM   #3
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Why will it barely cut it?
What problems will I see with a smaller power supply. Just not functioning at all?

Thanks for the help.
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overloading a power supply can cause issues, instability, excessive heat, even component failure (or system failure). I wouldn't go with any less than 450 watts on that kind of system, especially if you load it up like that.
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