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June 20, 2006 10:34:11 PM

Hello. I was wondering something. I am getting ready to build a system for myself. (Pricing right now everything except for the CPU and Mobo, waiting to see if conroe will be all it is hyped up to be) But a question I have is this..the graphics card I am currently looking at (link if you want it = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... ) Now the specifications say that it needs a minimum of 20 amp on the 12v to run correctly. The only PSU that I could find really was this ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... ) I would of prefered to gone with a better brand (Mushkin makes good RAM right?) and basically I was wondering if this would be overkill. I apologize if this post doesnt make much sense but if anyone could help I appreciate it a lot.

Someone told me to that Direct X 10 was coming out, should that have much of an impact on waiting for a graphics card? Without waiting forever of course lol. Thanks again guys.

Edit: I need at least dual 12v rail for SLI correct? (the linked psu is quad 12v rail)

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June 21, 2006 5:00:09 AM

That psu should be fine for your system but if you want to be sure go to

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

and put in all your components to see how much power you need.

Also, there aren't a number of rails required for sli/cf, more rails just makes it more stable. The total amps for that psu on the 12v rail is 44 so you should be fine.

And just because someone makes good ram doesn't mean they make other components just as well. Enermax, Antec, Thermaltake, Seasonic, Fortron, Silverstone and OCZ all make decent psu's. Any of those makers will have psu's with over 20amps on the 12v rail. If there are dual or quad rails do NOT add up the individual rails to get the total amps. Take the total power from the rails and divide by 12 to get the combined amps on the 12v rails.
June 21, 2006 11:39:22 AM

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If there are dual or quad rails do NOT add up the individual rails to get the total amps. Take the total power from the rails and divide by 12 to get the combined amps on the 12v rails.


Ok thank you a lot that clears up stuff in my mind. Thanks 4 the reply :D 
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