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Hello ! I have a question about power supplies

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December 19, 2007 4:05:59 PM

My friend gave me two (8500GT's SLI) and i want to try them. My question is what kind of power supply would be enough to run them??

This is my rig
CPU: DualCore AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+
Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI premium
Video Card: 7600GT 256 mb, pci-e
HD: SATA 160 GB
HD: ATA 40 GB
December 19, 2007 8:56:33 PM

What have you currently got... They wont need much juice as the are a low end card... youll even find that they arent real good in performance either
December 19, 2007 9:26:15 PM

Pretty much anything 400W and over.
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December 19, 2007 9:28:13 PM

They are only 80W peak, about 6.5A each. A good name 420W PSU should be fine, not a $50 no-name jobby!

Mike.
December 19, 2007 9:56:00 PM

Orgazia said:
My friend gave me two (8500GT's SLI) and i want to try them. My question is what kind of power supply would be enough to run them??

This is my rig
CPU: DualCore AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+
Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI premium
Video Card: 7600GT 256 mb, pci-e
HD: SATA 160 GB
HD: ATA 40 GB


You left out your PSU... Since that's what you enquired about, don't you think that's a bit that has some import to the topic?
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December 19, 2007 10:34:01 PM

Just grab a Corsair 520, it should last you a while...
December 20, 2007 5:05:58 AM

croc said:
You left out your PSU... Since that's what you enquired about, don't you think that's a bit that has some import to the topic?


Ohh.. shoot, forgot about it lol
well, my power supply is some piss of s*** called Optimax 550W (link for that):
http://www.cancomputer.com/index.php?sku=2992

As i understand its a generic PSU.
December 20, 2007 5:37:53 AM

Wow that's an Optimax?... Never heard of them. Based on this info on the website and the $36 cost I say dump it before it blows up your system.
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An affordable 550W Power Supply Unit with two cooling fans.
Try one of these, Newegg links for convienience.

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 12V @ 41A
CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 12V @ 40A
CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 12V @ 33A

December 20, 2007 6:02:07 AM

The PSU is decent but Tiger Direct tends to be more expensive than other companies. I am American so I'm not totally sure of the best deals in Canada but I have seen positive remarks on NCIX and other's so I would shop around a little to find the best price. Ultra is ok but I would go with FSP, PC P&C, Seasonic, Corsair, Thermaltake (Toughpower), OCZ or Antec instead.
December 20, 2007 12:20:59 PM

Thank you very much!!! You saved me here ! Thanks again!
December 22, 2007 5:38:09 AM

Happy to help.

Good luck.
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