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Building new PC current PSu has no PCIE cord so need a new one

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December 14, 2007 5:10:34 PM

Need a new PSU and am really confused at the new stuff since I havnt built a pc in 6 years.




Current stuff I have:
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Going to order a nvidia 8800 GT (evega 650-700mhz one) whenever they get back in stock.



I also plan to use an SLI set-up in the future. I also will be using an old 400gb IDE HD for storage. Looking at something pretty efficient and at a decent price (150 or below preferably but will consider up to 180).

Thank you guys hope this is all the information you need.

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December 14, 2007 5:29:15 PM

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Here you go PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad
I vouch for the greatness of this PSU as I own one. :D 
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December 14, 2007 5:42:42 PM

Silencer 750 = 60A on the +12v. Yeah! :D 

*On a side note - has anyone noticed that newegg seems to have changed the way they list specs on the PSU. (At least on the Silencer 750 page) It seems like they made the Amps / Rail more clear and listed the +12v as "(Powerful Single Rail)".
December 14, 2007 5:57:43 PM

evongugg said:
You need a power supply with 25-27 amps on the 12v rails. Please look at the label of the PSU or the specs.
Apparently you missed this comment.
Redbaron67 said:
I also plan to use an SLI set-up in the future.

December 14, 2007 6:12:19 PM

Boy that silencer seams to be popular on these boards.


My last concern I guess is how long are the cords, since the antec case im using has the PSU on the bottom of the case.
December 14, 2007 6:22:20 PM

Aha! Glad you asked. I use an Antec 900 and don't have any trouble. The only cord that worries me a little is the 4 pin CPU power. It's not pulled tight or anything, but you don't have too much room to play around with.

I was looking at your board and your CPU power slot seems a little closer to the bottom of the board than mine, so it should be a better fit. Basically the 4pin connector will have to go over your GPU, under the back side of it, or around the back of it to reach the CPU power slot. (I ran mine under over the side of my GPU) That's the only down-side to the Antec PSU location. :/  It was designed for cooling though, since the heat will rise and get sucked out by "THE EXTRACTOR" :p 
December 14, 2007 6:38:40 PM

Awsome, thank you guys a lot for you help, now to just order the parts (freaking video card needs to come in stock already !)



Cant wait to hook up this case that 200mm fan is looking good.
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December 14, 2007 6:40:52 PM

Redbaron67 said:
Boy that silencer seams to be popular on these boards.


My last concern I guess is how long are the cords, since the antec case im using has the PSU on the bottom of the case.


I got that PSU and the cables are long enough even for a Silverstone TJ09. :love: 
December 14, 2007 8:59:51 PM

So Rg I take it you had no trouble fitting this psu into the case was worried a bit because been reading how heavy and big it is.
December 17, 2007 2:04:33 PM

Zorg said:
Apparently you missed this comment.


Yes, you are right. I should have said 31-33 amps on the 12v rails.
Sorry.
December 17, 2007 3:20:22 PM

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So Rg I take it you had no trouble fitting this psu into the case was worried a bit because been reading how heavy and big it is.
No trouble at all fitting it into the case. It's heavy (mostly because there are plenty of connections), but the PSU is still standard ATX size.

Your Antec is probably going to weigh close to 50lbs once you get it fully loaded. :D 
December 19, 2007 3:30:15 PM

Yeah just got the motherboard loaded in with the PSU last night, havnt hooked up the mess of wires yet, need to find the small ones for the power/lights/usb stuff, didnt see any on the powersupply though.



Not sure of the technical name of em but there the small single connections, that are a pain to connect.
December 19, 2007 3:36:41 PM

Ah, the PWR SW, RESET SW, HD LED, etc.? Those are all part of the case connections. Mine was all coiled up and tied to the top of my case.

If you ever get an ASUS board, you'll never want to hook up those small connections with a different motherboard ever again. :p  They give you a "Q" connector that lets you attach all the small plugs to a larger plug that attaches to the motherboard - makes it a lot easier if you ever need to unplug them while the mobo is still in the case. :) 

Q connector goodness.
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December 19, 2007 4:19:33 PM

Your 8800GT/S will come with a pci-e power adapter, so you might not need a new psu for that reason. If the currrent psu can deliver 26a on the 12v rails, you should be ok.

Look at the EVGA 8800GTS-512(G92). It is a bit faster, has a much better cooling system, and comes withcrysis included for $359.99. In stock at newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 21, 2007 12:38:21 PM

Your link is to a cpu cooler :p 


I ordered the card already (wanted to test the system for doa stuff before The 30 day period ran out :p )


Got the EVGA 512 8800 gt 650 core speed one.
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