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Quad core and power requirements

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October 16, 2007 2:47:43 AM

I have a Intel Q6600 2.4gig and motherboard on order and also have a 8800 GTX that will be apart of the system when it is finshed. I need to know if a 600 watt quad rail 18A per rail will be able to power all this. I have the 8 pin EPS on the power supply and the board also has that connector. I am not running SLI and only have 2 ATA hard drives in the case. Please advise
October 16, 2007 3:19:07 AM

It should. Depends of course if the PSU ACTUALLY is 600W. If it's a good brand, then you will be fine.
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October 16, 2007 3:42:45 AM

Yes, a 600w PSU will be able to handle it. But not all 600w PSU are built the same way. Do you have a particular one in mind?

I generally recommend Seasonic S12, Corsair HX and PC Power & Cooling PSUs.
October 16, 2007 4:02:41 AM

I already have a NSpire 600 watt. I got it a the Local compute store. Was in a crunch and needed to replace the one I had before it took out everything and thats the only one that could handle my 8800GTX. Seems to be pretty nice. It dosent shutoff internal power until it cool down more. Thats just in the Power Supply. Not the complete system. You know what I mean!! And like I said before, its a quad rail design. Thanks to everyone that has replaied so far.
October 16, 2007 4:05:05 AM

jaguarskx said:
Yes, a 600w PSU will be able to handle it. But not all 600w PSU are built the same way. Do you have a particular one in mind?

I generally recommend Seasonic S12, Corsair HX and PC Power & Cooling PSUs.


Very good PSUs; very high quality
October 16, 2007 4:10:25 AM

Ouch... How much did you pay for it and can you still return it?

-mcg
October 16, 2007 4:11:53 AM

Had it for about 3 months. and everything is running good.
October 16, 2007 4:27:01 AM

I was told an antec 550w would handle it as well (that true?)
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