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August 16, 2007 12:10:26 AM

I'm just buying the parts for my new setup and dont know what power supply to get.

The setup is as follows:
Core2Duo E6750 2.66Ghz 1333Mhz FSB
Asus P5NT-WS 680i Chipset Mobo
CorsairTwinX XMS2 EPP DDR2 PC2-6400 (800) CAS 4-4-4-12
E-VGA 8800GTS 320Mb
SATA150 200Gb Seagate
SATA 300 500Gb Seagate
IDE 250Gb Maxtor
Old Ricoh IDE DVD writer

I'll also be running 3 120mm case fans + of course the exahust fan on the GFX card. No lights or anything

Eventually I guess I will upgrade to a second 8800GTS to add a bit of life to it, but for now it will just be the one.

I'm going to run it on a generic 500W power supply for a start, but would this cope? Im not planning on overclocking yet, but may do once Ive got some better cooling later on. Im on a VERY tight budget now, (I spent as much as I possibly could on the setup and then some).

Any suggestions welcome, but the cheaper the better. I know I'd be better off getting a branded one, but I dont want to pay much more than about £60 (120 USD)

Thanks

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August 16, 2007 4:50:15 AM

Why are you getting a fully capable SLI board when you arent using SLI?
I would drop back and get a P5K series Asus which will give you a newer chipset in the P35.
I wouldnt recommend running off the generic PSU but it "should" be enough. I would look at a PSU with 2 if not 3 12v rails Antec NEOHe or a Trio... even Thermaltake toughpower
August 16, 2007 5:48:31 AM

I wouldn't spend that kind of money on a system and "run it on a generic 500W power supply" Look into Corsair's 520HX or 620HX.
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August 16, 2007 6:00:00 AM

chookman said:
Why are you getting a fully capable SLI board when you arent using SLI?
I would drop back and get a P5K series Asus which will give you a newer chipset in the P35.
I wouldnt recommend running off the generic PSU but it "should" be enough. I would look at a PSU with 2 if not 3 12v rails Antec NEOHe or a Trio... even Thermaltake toughpower


:bounce:  12vdc amperage is more imporntant than how many 12v rails it has, a crap PSU can have 3 12v rails.

August 16, 2007 6:03:16 AM

joetempleman said:
I'm going to run it on a generic 500W power supply for a start, but would this cope?


You are asking for trouble bigtime! I suggest getting a PSU that can handle the new standard, PCI-Express 2.0 8pin power connector. Heres a link to better explain. http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/faqs/pcie2.0_faq/
August 16, 2007 10:46:14 AM

I've an 850w silverstone from Scan, was a bit more expensive but they will have a model in your price range. Konplett and overclockers are good to buy from as well. The corsair mentioned above is highly thought off on the forums.
August 16, 2007 3:20:41 PM

chookman said:
Why are you getting a fully capable SLI board when you arent using SLI?
I would drop back and get a P5K series Asus which will give you a newer chipset in the P35.
I wouldnt recommend running off the generic PSU but it "should" be enough. I would look at a PSU with 2 if not 3 12v rails Antec NEOHe or a Trio... even Thermaltake toughpower


If you'd read my orginal post, I'll upgrade when the price of them come down somewhat.


As for the rest, thanks for your help. I think I will go for the Hiper 580W Type M one.

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/109552

My friend has just set up his computer with the E6700, 2 8800GTS 320Mb, 3 hard disks in a raid array + 2 extra, 2 DVD writers 6 120mm fans, 3 blue LED sets and 2 cathode tubes! He's overclocked the 8800's and his proccessor a little and it runs as smooth as a babys bum!

Im not going to be running half that so it should be OK.

Joe
August 16, 2007 9:42:38 PM

Quote:
If you'd read my orginal post, I'll upgrade when the price of them come down somewhat.


Sorry joe seems i missed that bit in your original post. I am a little blind hehe

Good choice on getting a decent PSU, you will be happy with the outlay, and will put your mind a ease a little also
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