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what Power supply should i get for a PC like this?

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September 1, 2006 12:43:06 AM

ok so i have:

-Pentium D 805 overclocked to 3.6Ghz with a Zalman Cooler
-2 x 11GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533
-160GB Samsung HD SATA
-260GB Samsun HD SATA
-2 x MSI NVIDEA 7300GT's
-ECS C19-A Motherboard
-DVD burner
-TV tuner
-and like 5 fans

i had a XION XON-500F8X2-201 ATX Ver2.2 500Watts Power Supplier....but it died .... it was workin perfectly one night, the next morning...it wouldnt turn on...it just died..i have no idea why....wut do u guys think

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September 1, 2006 12:58:04 AM

Well I only have a 500 watt for the mobo, hard drive and cd drives, and a 300 watt for all the fans.

By the way I have a lot of fans. :wink:
September 1, 2006 1:31:57 AM

You can run it with 350Watts psu, it's about similar to my regular pc setup. But you need to get a better psu like 600Watts for upgrades and for when you need to build another rig that could require more power.
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September 1, 2006 2:26:56 AM

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wut do u guys think


It will be overkill, but not by a whole lot to buy the 550 watt mushkin. It's a bargain at $80, has rail fusion, 28A of +12V on two rails and nice modular cables. I wouldn't try to run two 1900XT's in XFire with it but it should be bomber for your rig.
September 1, 2006 3:27:26 AM

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wut do u guys think


It will be overkill, but not by a whole lot to buy the 550 watt mushkin. It's a bargain at $80, has rail fusion, 28A of +12V on two rails and nice modular cables. I wouldn't try to run two 1900XT's in XFire with it but it should be bomber for your rig.

X = x, T/† = cross. :wink:

www.xfire.com ex fire, not cross fire :wink:
September 1, 2006 3:41:10 AM

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You can run it with 350Watts psu


Not with a P-D overclocked to 3.6GHz.
September 1, 2006 3:44:03 AM

do u guys think a 460W will be enought...the 3+ and 5+ have over 30A
and the sum of the 2...12+ are over 30A....is that good
September 1, 2006 4:02:20 AM

Here is a link to a sight that has a very good power supply calculator. Use this to find out how much you are using then get a power supply that has at least 50 to 100 watts more than what you need just to give you room for power on and full tilt gaming.

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
September 1, 2006 4:17:09 AM

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X = x, T/† = cross. :wink:

www.xfire.com ex fire, not cross fire :wink:


XFire

XFire

XFire

XFire

XFire!!!




And my EX-wife agrees!
September 1, 2006 8:47:12 AM

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X = x, T/† = cross. :wink:

www.xfire.com ex fire, not cross fire :wink:


XFire

XFire

XFire

XFire

XFire!!!




And my EX-wife agrees!

With you or me? o_0

Also, it sais I only need a 318 watt, I suppose the 500 is enough, don't need the 300 for the fans :p 
September 1, 2006 3:40:31 PM

Ewwwww, you should never skimp on a good PSU. I would recommend the GameXStream, but you already made your choice.
September 1, 2006 8:04:38 PM

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Ewwwww, you should never skimp on a good PSU. I would recommend the GameXStream, but you already made your choice.


Total agreement on the scrimpage. Also agreed that the GameX is a great PS. I've got the 700 watter on my video editing box and it runs a wadd of HDs and other peripherals plus OC'ed CPU and GPU with no probs. Then again, it should...
September 1, 2006 8:47:02 PM

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ok so i went to that website and it came out to around 470W...but thats at 100% everything....last night i went and bought a 460W.....is that ok...i wont be using my system at 100% all day..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...


sure it wont be at 100% all day but it will reach 100% from time to time and thats cuttin it real close with that PSU
September 1, 2006 9:02:39 PM

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ok so i went to that website and it came out to around 470W...but thats at 100% everything....last night i went and bought a 460W.....is that ok...i wont be using my system at 100% all day..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...


That's right, it won't be at 100% all day, but it will be at times like when you first start the PC. At that time everything is drawing maximum, powering up before going into idle and waiting for your command. It wants 470 wt, it gets 460 wt, it doesn't start. Then you cuss the machine and write in asking what's wrong with your computer.

Always, always, get more than you need. That gives room for expansion, room for resistance in wires, tolerance room for when a psu doesn'[t quite give as much as its rated, and room for whatever else might come up.
September 1, 2006 9:09:57 PM

He could always use the PSU calculator and find out what devices he could run on the other power supply, if he has another one.
September 1, 2006 9:23:50 PM

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He could always use the PSU calculator and find out what devices he could run on the other power supply, if he has another one.


that would work if.....his other one didnt die(which was kinda the whole dealio for this thread)
September 1, 2006 9:25:50 PM

He said he went to the website, I assume the PSU Calculator, and was told that he needed 470 wts. If that is the case, that he needs 470 wts, then a 460 wt psu just isn't going to make it.

Then again, maybe I misunderstood what he meant when he said that he went to the site and it came out 470 wt.
September 2, 2006 4:16:23 AM

what kind of Amps(A) should i look for when buying a PS..i think i might return the 460W i bought..

EX: for +3v, +5V, etc

thx
September 2, 2006 6:03:27 AM

+3.3V and +5V don't matter as much, it's the +12V that is important. If you get a good quality PS (hard to tell just from looking at the specs) with good +12V amperage, it'll have enough +3.3V and +5V power. If you tell us your budget, we can make suggestions of good quality PSs. There's already been a good suggestion of the 550w mushkin.
September 2, 2006 6:32:34 PM

In my opinion, you need at least 500 wts, and 550 wts is not out of line in case you add any hardware. The suggested Mushkin is good, along with Antec, Enermax, or Seasonic, among others. Probably look for 18-20 amps minimum on the 12 volt line, considering there's two 12 volt lines. Bad thing is that in the future, a lot more wattage may be required for running Vista with all the bells and whistles.
September 3, 2006 3:49:10 AM

Does anyone make an external power supply, or a case for one yet?

I'm thinking of having tap plastics make me one.
September 3, 2006 4:03:58 AM
September 3, 2006 4:57:53 AM



I don't see any 800 watt'ers.

Am I the only one with 800watts?
September 3, 2006 5:21:50 AM

nice links


alot of nice choices there.
September 3, 2006 6:19:17 AM

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Here is a link to a sight that has a very good power supply calculator. Use this to find out how much you are using then get a power supply that has at least 50 to 100 watts more than what you need just to give you room for power on and full tilt gaming.

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


I like that site now I know I need a new power supply only about 100 watts below what it recommends no wonder my pc runs slow :cry: 
September 3, 2006 3:39:33 PM

alright so i was looking thru newegg..and i found this rosewill one :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

it pretty much have to be SLI ready..for my two 7300GTs...and dual +12...and enough power to support an overclock of the 805 to 3.6 and 6 fans and 2 SATA HD, etc...

o yea and my budget would be less than $65...excluding shipping..thx
September 3, 2006 9:47:03 PM

I wouldn't get that Rosewill psu because its' efficiency is about 70% which isn't that good. The higher a psu's efficiency the more energy efficient it is, thus using less power, thus lowering your electric bill. Choose another psu from the list I posted, like the Enermax Noisetaker 2 600W or Thermalktake Toughpower series.
September 4, 2006 12:09:04 AM

any other good ones below $70
September 4, 2006 1:23:33 AM

Yes there is a high efficiency psu under $70. Here is a Rosewill 550W. It's efficiency is greater than 80% which is awesome. This is the best I could find for under $70. This psu is good enough for dual core processors and SLI or CF configurations:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
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