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What kind of powersupply is needed for Q6600 + 8500GT?

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November 14, 2007 8:28:12 PM

how many watts

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November 14, 2007 8:29:08 PM

all the other parts. I don't know just in case you have 28 harddrives in raid
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November 14, 2007 9:09:31 PM

You should be good with a 350watt PSU unless you plan future upgrades, overclocking, or have something else unusual going on in your system.
November 14, 2007 9:18:48 PM

nah 350 wont cut it.... Ages ago when i upgraded to a 6600GT i had 350W PSU - got blank screen whenever 3D started - shoved a 500W PSU inside - worked fine....
November 14, 2007 9:26:39 PM

Corsair 520 HX should be fine.
November 14, 2007 10:15:06 PM

350w is actually more than enough.

95w CPU
40w Max for the 8500GT
15w Max for HDD
15w Max for CDROM
30w for Mobo
50w for Case Fans
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Total 245w - And that is with everything maxed.
Normal load will be much lower.

So, you are really not concerned about total wattage.
Just look for a good quality PSU.
Here are two good examples.
The first one is just fine for your setup.
The second one would be better if you ever wanted a top of the line video card.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$75
November 14, 2007 10:37:49 PM

This is from another thread with a question titled "Power for Q6600 and 8800GT?"

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Corsair HX520W 520W Review

40A on the 12V Rail. Effectively a single rail.

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5

1 Q6600 2.4G @100% TDP
2 Sticks DDR2
1 8800gt
1 Sata HDD
2 DVD RW
3 120MM LED Fans
100% system load
No Capacitor Aging

Recommended PSU 356W


1 Q6600 @ 3G & 1.3V @100% TDP
2 Sticks DDR2
1 8800gt
1 Sata HDD
2 DVD RW
3 120MM LED Fans
100% system load
No Capacitor Aging

Recommended PSU 383W
November 14, 2007 10:45:38 PM

it depends on how good the psu is.
ur system will probably never use more than 300W from the psu. a very good 350W unit(like somethin from PC Power & Cooling) will work fine, but psu's effeciency usually drop as temp rises. check this outhttp://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9733
i recommend a good 450W psu, 500W or more if u plan on overclocking or sli or watever. its never a bad idea to get more just to be safe.
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November 14, 2007 11:34:20 PM

go with the Corsair 520 HX as fatcat said before. It is a solid PSU for reasonable $.
November 15, 2007 6:03:19 AM

$124.99 is not a reasonable price >.>;
November 15, 2007 11:37:56 AM

ahtze said:
$124.99 is not a reasonable price >.>;
Often you can find them on sale cheaper. I agree though, at that price get the Silencer® 610 EPS12V Power Supply. It is $119.00 factory direct, has a 49A 12V single rail and doesn't use modular cables.
November 15, 2007 12:48:30 PM

If the Corsair 520 HX is to expensive, you could go for the Corsair 450 VX. It a pretty good PS in that range and should meet you requirements. The only thing is, it's not modular contrary to the 520.(that's one of the reason it's a bit more expensive)
November 16, 2007 2:15:08 PM

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Id recommend the 520w minimum. The more headroom you have the better. The less load on the psu also creates less heat and it will last longer.
I agree.
November 30, 2007 6:11:29 PM

I think the Corsair 520W is probably overkill for that setup, unless there are plans for a video card upgrade in the future. I have gamed on my Corsair 450VX with an e6550 overclocked to 3.5ghz and an 8800gt for several hours without problems. My 8600gts obviously runs fine as well. That 8500gt draws next to nothing. I recommend the 450W.
December 1, 2007 3:08:32 AM

I have a Pentium D 915 @ 3.6ghz with a 8600gts and mine runs on a 430W Antec Earthwatts without any problems.
December 1, 2007 3:48:37 AM

WazzaUK said:
http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/reseller/asmo-na/eng/299986.htm?cid=rss-184791-c1-185006

According to intel Q6700 and Q6600 use 95Watts. But B-step Q6600's uses 105Watts.

You cant go wrong with buying a decent 600-700W+ PSU...

Dude it's an 8500GT, you can run it on treadmill power. And TDP is worst case scenario power usage, or rather, not-ever-going-to-happen power usage. According to JKFlipFlop they calculate the max power output by powering-on every single transistor on the die, which just isn't going to happen under any normal conditions. You can try, but your efforts will reward you with an epic fail.
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