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Enermax Liberty 500W for e6850 + 8800GT???

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October 23, 2007 9:34:46 PM

My current system has an Enermax Liberty 500W PSU and I am planning on upgrading my equipment to:

current psu: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817194003

E6850 (OC to 3.6)
8800GT (upon release next week)
Crucial Balistix DDR2-800 2x1GB
P35-DS3R

Will this PSU still be suitable or should I upgrade? If so, any recommendations?
October 23, 2007 10:07:52 PM

I am sure this will be fine unless you have like 5+ hard drives.
October 23, 2007 10:16:58 PM

nope, just 2 (1 750GB WD and 1 250GB WD)

my main point I was not sure about was the power for the upcoming 8800GT. Thanks.
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October 23, 2007 10:57:41 PM

well your getting 32a on the combined 12v rails. Unless the 8800gt uses 300w of 12v power ( Very, very very unlikely) then you should be fine. The e8650 uses about 60w stock (load) so even if u manage to have it pulling 120watts oced you will sill be fine as long as the 8800gt pulls under about 250watts.
October 23, 2007 10:58:49 PM

thnx for the links. Seems like my enermax Liberty made tier 2. I like the one you put on there as well but do not like the non-modular design. I figure if my current one is still rated as a tier 2 then no need to change it out just yet.... if it aint broke, dont fix it i guess.

Thanks.
October 24, 2007 4:38:22 AM

8800GT = 110w
GeForce 8800 GT SLI not only support structure, with the next generation NVIDIA chipset will be able to implement 3 - way SLI, leaflets card power demand, the official to carry Intel Core2 Extreme QX6700 processor platform as an example, the minimum required 400 W power supply, or at least 12 to Part V electricity output 26A.

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fww...

Under load = 148w

http://topic.expreview.com/2007-10-23/1193114539d6255_5...

E6850 under load = 63.63w (stock) o'cd = ?
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/22/budget_overclock...

You'll be fine with 32a. I putting a 8800GT in mine with a 26a (PCP+C) psu. I have a propriety set-up (no ocing of cpu, 5000+ 65w). The 8800GTS also calls for a 400w, 26amp psu.
October 24, 2007 10:26:18 PM

You can mabey dual sli the 8800gt's but most likely not triple so you should be fine.

2x 150= 300 for your gpu leaving 85ish watts for your cpu. I wouldn't want to use more than 80 of those watts. So depeneding on how far you oc you can defiantly use a single 8800gt, maybey sli.
October 24, 2007 10:35:39 PM

kpo, that's the Silencer 470 right? and that's in the Dimension you have? Did your system have a back plate over the PSU slot? My 4700 doesn't have a cover and I think it's a standard ATX unit, just trying to figure out my options since I might do some upgrading.
October 25, 2007 7:20:51 AM

lostandwandering said:
kpo, that's the Silencer 470 right? and that's in the Dimension you have? Did your system have a back plate over the PSU slot? My 4700 doesn't have a cover and I think it's a standard ATX unit, just trying to figure out my options since I might do some upgrading.

Mine doesn't but some do. I still have 2 years on my warranty so I didn't want to use anything too radical. If you want it cheaper the Egg has them now too:

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

It's a Tier 2 psu if you know what I mean.

October 25, 2007 2:21:11 PM

kpo6969 said:
Mine doesn't but some do. I still have 2 years on my warranty so I didn't want to use anything too radical. If you want it cheaper the Egg has them now too:

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

It's a Tier 2 psu if you know what I mean.


Yup, I use the Tiered list quite a bit, it's a good resource. Thanks for the link to newegg. I think the Corsair's were also supposed to be able to fit in my system.
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