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P5E-VM HDMI power requirement

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:36 am
by garhent
I'm building a system out with the P5E-VM motherboard. I've read a few reviews on a similar mATX board (P5K-VM one reviewer at Newegg listed it the board requiring a PSU supplying 3.3V@28A,5V@30A,12V@18A.) from Asus with rather high power boot up requirements. I went to the Asus site and the power requirements from them list it out at least at 380W.

I'm just checking here if anyone who is using the P5E-VM board could list out what their current PSU is running at and what they are using for drives and cards.

I'm going with:
-4 GB ram
-1 Hard Drive
-1 DVD Drive
-8600 GTS video card
-Bluegears b-Enspire sound card
-Win TV-HVR-1800 tuner card

I want to run it with the Season 430 Watt PSU. Checking to see what other builders have gotten to run stable.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:46 pm
by thegrommit
I use a Antec Neo 550HE inherited from a previous system to power this:

CPU: E8400
Video: 8800GTS/320
Memory: 2x2GB PC6400
Optical: 1 SATA
Sound: Audigy4

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:19 pm
by mcoleg
i've run similar system:

e8400 overclocked to 4.0Ghz with about 1.23v

3870 vid card

4 gigs of ram

with your setup you'll never exceed 200w even if you try. boot-up draw is not excessive with it - less than load.

practically, you are looking at about 120-160w from the wall which is only aprox. 100-130w actual draw. i am estimating, of course.

you should be good - the seasonic 430 is more than plenty. it's an overkill, actually.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:34 pm
by Jay_S
I have the P5E-VM HDMI as well. I reported the results of some power testing in my gallery thread.

I'll summarize here.

CPU: Intel E2160
CPU Cooler: Fanless Scythe Nina Mini
Case fans: 2 Yate Loon D12SL-12 both hardwired @ 5V
RAM: 2 GB PC6400
PSU: Stock Antec NSK2400 380W
Hard Drive: Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATA
Optical: Samsung SATA DVD-RW
Linksys 802.11g PCI card
WinTV HVR-950 USB ATSC tuner

The highest power draw I measured was when overclocked to FSB333 (3.0 GHz CPU - peak power consumption with prime 95 loading both cores was 116W. I had some instability and backed down a bit, but I think it was related to the NB - the NB heatsink was volcano hot. Anyway, at 116W the PSU fan didn't ramp up at all.