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Will my 700w Thermaltake Toughpower be enough?

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December 19, 2006 4:31:11 AM

I have a 700w Thermaltake Toughpower PSU, and I want to know if it will be enough to efectivly run my new computer. The computer will consist of an Asus Striker mobo, Core 2 Ex X6800, 2GB of Ram, GeForce 8800 GTX, 2 HDDs, 2 CD drives, a sound card and sime fans and lights.
December 19, 2006 5:37:30 AM

should run beautifully.
December 19, 2006 1:15:12 PM

Ok Thanks very much. Someone had told me that I would need a larger one and I was a little worried that I would be out $300. I should be able to overclock with it also, Right?
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December 19, 2006 1:25:25 PM

Yes. I have near the same as you (8800gts, e6600), with a 550watt psu. You will be fine. Do a watt calculator if you want to.


If you go here link you can do a calculation on how much power you need. Mine was 410 watts, though you need to make sure you have enough amps on the 12v rails (28+)
December 19, 2006 1:31:14 PM

Antec has 36amps on their 550watt psu.
December 19, 2006 1:48:56 PM

I would not overclock with that PSU, it only has one rail, and has a to high emf spectrum rating.
December 19, 2006 1:50:30 PM

It has 3 12amp rails, an emf spectrum is good.
December 20, 2006 10:50:40 PM

I'm running the TT 700w ToughPower in a TT Armour case, TT Bigwater 735 liquid cooling system, Asus M2N DLx, Athlon 4800+ socket M2, (one) XFX GF7950GT heatpipe cooled video card, (two) 80GB Seagate (RAID stripe), (one) 250GB Seagate (storage), (two) Lite_on burners, and SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Pltm.

I've been building computers for 10 yrs. I recently built this computer for myself as my primary machine. The TT 700w ToughPower is the most stable, rock solid PSU I've ever installing in any system before. This is my first experience with TT equipment and I have been pleased with their quality and competitive pricing.

Good luck,

Oh by the way, that PSU has (four), count 1, 2, 3, 4, 12v rails. It's all in the spec's, man!
December 21, 2006 11:33:49 AM

Hey, Thanks much guru. :D 
Oh, and I got the Same case as you too.
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