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July 27, 2007 5:06:26 AM

Please take a look at this power supply along with its specs and tell me if you think it would be a good/decent purchase. I've hit my budget limit and this PSU is for a great price. OKIA has been getting great reviews, but I want to be sure I will not run into any particular problems to power my system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I' m building a PC which contains:

-DFI nForce 590 SLI
-Athlon X2 5600+ (Plan to OC to 3Ghz)
-Gigabyte 8800 GTS 640 (Plan to OC to 600Mhz)
-2GB G-Skill DDR2-800 (Plan to OC to 2.0V)
-Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB SATA-3GB

Thanks.
July 27, 2007 2:51:12 PM

I think you will want more amps on the 12v rail for that 8800GTS. I think 'they' recommend 26amps and that PSU only has 24. Thats some expensive products to be trusting to a very low quality PSU.
July 27, 2007 3:22:26 PM

occdavid said:
I think you will want more amps on the 12v rail for that 8800GTS. I think 'they' recommend 26amps and that PSU only has 24. Thats some expensive products to be trusting to a very low quality PSU.


An 8800 GTS requires a minimum of 400W PSU with minimum of 26A on the +12V rail.

What part of minimum don't you understand?
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July 27, 2007 4:15:34 PM

The part where numerous people in the reviews are saying they are powering their 8800 GTS's with it.
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July 27, 2007 4:27:23 PM

I wouldn't touch that one. I wouldn't trust a 600W psu that can only deliver 24a on 12vrails. The 26a recommendation is for a normal PC. I see that you want to overclock both your CPU and the 8800GTS, that will take even more power. I also see that it does not have a pci-e connector that the 8800GTS wants. You might try a FSP 450watt like this for $$58. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 27, 2007 4:46:09 PM

Thanks for the help. Also, if there is more than one 12v rail, does that mean you add them all up in order to get the power rating?

Such as:12V1@18A, +12V2@18A
July 27, 2007 6:54:00 PM

Actually decided to go with the EVGA 590 SLI, but I have a converter anyway.

If there is more than one 12v rail, does that mean you add them all up in order to get the power rating?

Such as:12V1@18A, +12V2@18A
a c 144 ) Power supply
July 27, 2007 8:40:33 PM

No, read psu 101. For some reason, the link I posted has been altered. You can find it as the first google hit searching for "psu selection 101" .
July 28, 2007 4:50:02 PM

I'd like to, but that link doesn't work.
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