how many watts do i need to run this computer: Athlon 64 3200+ 939 Socket Geforce 7800GT 256 Mb pci express x16 Cosair 1 Gb (2 x 512 mb sticks) PC 3200 80 Gb Sata HardDrive ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
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A good 350 watt PSU would do, but I would prefer atleast a 430watt. Fortron makes a good PSU.
so how does a 450 watt do just incase i wanna upgrade like upgrade the cpu to a athlon 3700+ and get 2 x Geforce 7800GT instead of 1
It runs quiet and cool, and has plenty of spare wattage, and is built to last. I was running an Antec TruePower 430watt before that for 2.5 years, and now I am upgrading mobo and CPU, so the 430 will live again in spare build.
I'd go for 420-480 watt. Check out new Liberty line from Enermax.
Enermax rocks. I've got a 485W PSU on this configuration:
nVidia says you need a 500W PSU for that. Pffft. My 485W is rock solid... although it did flip a breaker the other night. But i also had 2x 1500W electric heaters on the same circuit. LOL. Won't do that again.
You should go for a 400 watt power supply from PC power and cooling. Sure they are more expensive than others but the efficiency and quality of their products is top notch. Their 400 watter equals a 500 watt generic.
you would have t actually TRY ot build a machine that used more then this....like 15HDD's with your 27800GTX's and FX60(dual core FX line comming soon) and all PCI slots filled and all USB ports powering something.
550W is SUPER BEAST!
could that first 450 watt power supply run this Athlon 3700+ Seagate SataHardrive 80 GB CorSair 2 Gb of ram (4 x 512mb) 2 x Geforce 7800GT SLI ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard Dvd Rom Drive Cd Rom Drive Floppy Drive
This brand of PSU sucks. I know because I worked with them before. had 10 units and 40 percent failed in less than six months. I gotta give it to them though, they replaced said units. The experience is downright awful though.