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Is this PSU powerful Enough?

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May 27, 2007 2:59:53 AM

Hi,
I've been having trouble with my system and i believe it has to do with my psu.
I am considering ordering this PSU and would like your opinion as to weather or not it is powerful enough.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My System:
Geforce 8800 GTS 320mb
Anthon 64x2 3800+
One LightScribe Dr
2gb Ram
200 GB SATA 7200 rpm Hard Drive

If this is not powerful enough or is a little to much let me know. I am all about saving money. Thanks for your time!

Also, does anyone know how big this PSU is? I dont have a lot of room in my case and it can't be any bigger than my current one(link below).
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

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May 27, 2007 3:40:36 AM

I am tempted to say anything is better than that wintech-OEM'd Rosewill unit (since a $40 hipro 400w unit has better specs) but in this case the Xion's 600w rating is bloated with the +5v rating of 54A which is ludicrous for a modern PC.

Not to mention, they changed the label to "omit" certain specs that is needed to determine the limits of the unit - check out this Driverheaven.net review if you click on the link for the label pic you see the specs:
5v/3.3v/12v max combined=538w
12v1+v2=360w
So 360w/30A for +12v combined on a 600w? For $100? And you have to wait for a rebate?

My advice, get a decent 500w unit that can handle the specs like this Xclio goodpower 500w which holds the minimum SLI cert for PSUs so if it can handle 7800gt SLI @ 115w it should handle a 8800gts @ 105w no problem and it's a similar price to the xion w/o the rebate.
May 27, 2007 4:55:33 AM

Is that worth the money? I'm on a tight budget and i've already overstepped where i would like to be. Also, anyone know how big these psu(s) are? Like i said, my small case is an issue.
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