Coolmaster 460 decent enough for 5850?

Snappshoota

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Well like the title states.

I currently have a Cool Master Elite 460W PSU, would it be enough to run a 5850 for a few weeks (2 at the most) till i get my next pay day?

I know they state you need a 500W, but from most reviews ive seen, its only about 250-300W under load.

Anyone have actual experience?
 

WBurchnall

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Are you overclocking your cpu? Do you have a lot of hard drives? Do oyu use a third party soundcard or onboard sound card with your motherboard? If not, it would probably be alright for 2 weeks or so. Running a PSU at > 80-90% of load is when you start to get longevity issues that'll considerably shorten the lifespan of a psu. However, even at 90% load, 24/7 it should last at least 2 weeks imo.
 

Snappshoota

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no Overclock, just 2 Hard drives, and onboard sound..And the PSU is only 3 months old.
 
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