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    Hi, Right now I have 2 hard drives, dvd and video card with the 430W power supply. if I add a hard drive can something get damaged?

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    We would need a more detailed specification (cpu, graphics card type, etc) to give a definitive answer.

    However, since the main current draw of a hdd is during the few seconds of spin-up it is unlikely that your PSU would be unable to cope, unless it is already very close to its limits in which case you will almost certainly already be experiencing problems.
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    What vid card and CPU? They are the most power hungry components.

    However, if it's a decent PSU then 430W should be fine regardless.

    edit: damn you lynx, this is getting ridiculous

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    my video card is an gforce fx 5900 xt and atholon xp 2700 for the cpu.
    the psu cost me like 50 - 60 dlls it's a linkworld or something like that.

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    Neither of those are big power consumers, so your psu should have no problems coping with the extra 10w or so consumed by an additional hard drive.

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    Thanks to both of you

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    So what's the update? Have you had your power failure yet?
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