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Is this PSU even close to cutting it?

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July 31, 2006 9:48:05 PM

Cheers,
Trying to get the setup done for a new pc, and my sorry ass don't know jack about the correct PSU to choose, so I figure I should ask some real gurus about it :oops: 
This is the setup so far:
3D: PNY Geforce 7900 GTX
CPU: E6600
Mobo: NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
RAM: TWIN2X2048-6400, CORSAIR DDR2 KIT 2X1GB 800MHZ HEAT SPRE
HD: Atleast 2 7200rpm SATA HD in RAID0, and perhaps another 2 for storage
DVD burner yada, yada, yada...

One of my options would be this PSU:
http://www.compucase-hec.co.uk/mainpages/product_detail...

Is the watts enough? Is the 12V amp enough? Anything I'm missing?

I'm far off in europe, and so far every PSU that has been recommended in the forum has not been available here, so I would appreciate if you could look at that PSU, and just tell me if it is sheit or not, and what's wrong with it, if anything :) 

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July 31, 2006 10:34:53 PM

Quote:
Cheers,
Trying to get the setup done for a new pc, and my sorry ass don't know jack about the correct PSU to choose, so I figure I should ask some real gurus about it :oops: 
This is the setup so far:
3D: PNY Geforce 7900 GTX
CPU: E6600
Mobo: NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
RAM: TWIN2X2048-6400, CORSAIR DDR2 KIT 2X1GB 800MHZ HEAT SPRE
HD: Atleast 2 7200rpm SATA HD in RAID0, and perhaps another 2 for storage
DVD burner yada, yada, yada...

One of my options would be this PSU:
http://www.compucase-hec.co.uk/mainpages/product_detail...

Is the watts enough? Is the 12V amp enough? Anything I'm missing?

I'm far off in europe, and so far every PSU that has been recommended in the forum has not been available here, so I would appreciate if you could look at that PSU, and just tell me if it is sheit or not, and what's wrong with it, if anything :) 


You might do better with a PSU that has 2 x 12v. The one you have listed only has one. And 18A at that. That's a bit weak.
July 31, 2006 10:35:13 PM

Here is a review of the PSU that you indicated:

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=403

Yeah, it should do fine. It has 17/18 amps across it's dual 12v rails - which is more than enough for the recommended amperage.

If you are in Europe then isn't Seasonic available to you? It is one of the better made PSUs available, on par with Mushkin, Siverstone, Antec, FSP and Enermax
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August 1, 2006 2:25:31 AM

It's SLI ready so it should provide plenty of current to the single GTX and the rest of the system.
August 1, 2006 4:49:51 AM

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It's SLI ready so it should provide plenty of current to the single GTX and the rest of the system.


Kevin what u majoring? my bro goes to UIUC
August 1, 2006 4:54:24 AM

Mech. Engineering
August 1, 2006 5:32:00 AM

Ah, bro doing Elec.
August 1, 2006 6:02:09 AM

Thanks for input, I also found this little motha:
SilverStone Zeus ST56ZF 560W
Got pritty good reviews, here's the specs (it's inside a review, but I link to the specpage):
http://www.overclockersonline.com/index.php?page=articl...
It only has one rail, but a wopping 38 amps, and as I understand it, two rails still connect to the same power unit, so it's basically the same as using one rail with lots of amps.
It's the same cost as the first one I linked you, but it seems like this one could be more OC friendly.
August 1, 2006 6:51:43 PM

thats very good.

38amps on 1 rail. danm.
August 2, 2006 9:37:01 AM

Hehe :twisted:
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