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PSU for a 3200+ with 6800 gt/ultra?

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August 5, 2004 7:01:00 PM

Im not sure what kind of powersupply im going to need in order to have a stable system. Ive heard the geforce 6800 cards are real power hogs and im going to have to upgrade my psu.
Heres my system spec:
3200+ athlon xp
6800 gt or ultra.

Im thinking of getting an enermax 470W supply, will this do the trick or will i need more power? Also if anyone can reccomend cheaper/quieter psus that are up to the job then thatd be great


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August 5, 2004 7:35:54 PM

Actually, the 6800 isn't as bad as you think. MaximumPC connected a number of PSUs - PCPowerandCooling 410 and 510, respectively, Sparke Power 400, SFF 250, generic 400 - and found that the last two crapped out. All else were unaffected and ran just fine. See, Nvidia recommends a minimum of 480 Watts of power. After said comparison, MaximumPC believes they meant a generic 480W PSU.
August 6, 2004 2:51:46 PM

Heya Splitter;

I recommend the Antec True Power series, I own two 430w True Power models and both of them are under heavy load and work flawlessly, imo they are very very good power supplies, so i would recommend the 430w or 480w for your rig.
August 7, 2004 2:12:52 AM

I'd go with the Fortron Source or Sparkle Power 400W, which are better power supplies than the Antec 430W (higher output, longer MTBF) and cost less.

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