Question RX 470 with 400W Power man PSU

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So I have a build I'm throwing together for a friend with a lightly overcooked fx 6300 and an rx 470, and I can either use a Power man IP-S400DQ3-2 or pull an Antec EA-500 off my ddr2 testbench. While I know the Antec would have no issues, I'd like to get a second opinion on the Powerman since its just sitting here. It has 2 12v rails with limits of 18 and 16 amps between them, and if they bothered to get it 80 plus white labelled it should be able to handle it, but I'd hate to be the guy who didn't check and wind up with blue smoke.

I have been testing it for a couple hours and haven't seen any issues like when I was overclocking a q6600 on a 350w psu that ended up hoping out. Usually I'd make the decision myself on these matters with the experience I have, and if it was a modern single rail unit it would be fine. Haven't managed to get a definitive answer yet, most people point to PSU calculators that provide mixed results.

Thanks all for your opinions.
 
Output on the +12 volt rails is only 300 watts, if it's working correctly. It's old and wasn't very good from the start and really has no place in a gaming system. AMD recommends a minimum 450 watt PSU for the RX 470 in a typical system. If it was me, I'd toss it in the recycle or trash bin where it belongs. Use the Antec or if you need a new, inexpensive PSU, the Corsair CX450 would do the job.
Power Man IP-S400DQ3-2
AMD Radeon RX 470
 
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That's what I was worried about. It has handled the system admirably while testing, but to the antec I go. TPU recommends a 350W unit but no sense pushing it, I don't use the ddr2 testbench often so it should be fine with that psu. Thanks again m8.
 

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