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February 18, 2008 10:33:19 PM

Hey - Quick question
Here's my system
6400X2
2gb 533mhz
8500GT
2 Ide HDs
1 Sata HD
1 DVD RW
Raidmax 500watt psu

What power supply would you all recomend for a single 8800GTS(G92)???
I don't plan on overclocking anything and other upgrades might be 800mhz ram or another drive and no sli

Thanks
February 18, 2008 10:54:09 PM

Your current PSU should be fine.
Not one I would recommend to buy, but you have it already......

Something as simple as the Corsair 450w would be a quality PSU that can easily handle the 8800GTS.
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February 18, 2008 11:22:32 PM

dbman19 make joke.... ha ha.

jonnyguru.com is your friend.
February 19, 2008 12:04:41 AM

I recently went through the same process. I previously used an Ultra PSU that I got free after rebate a while back, but finally listened to all of those comments about the importance of the PSU and that a substantial investment in other parts was riding on it.

The first step is to use a calculator like the one at http://www.extreme.outervision.com/ (there is a free Lite version or it costs just $1.99 for the pro version that gives you the amperage needed as well). I ended up getting the Corsair 520HX from buy.com for $89 after a $10 rebate. It got top marks from silentpc: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article699-page1.html and has a very high efficiency rating. I can atest to the fact that it is extremely quiet and has modular cabling, which was a big plus. The only negative thing I can say about it (and this is being extremely picky), is that the cables with sata connectors only have two connectors on each, meaning that for my three hard drives I had to run two cables to that part of my case. From the manual, it appears that the 620w model has a cable with three connectors on it, which would have been more convenient.

Good Luck.
February 19, 2008 12:18:26 AM

Although every part WILL work (otherwise you wouldn't be able to sell anything), I wouldn't trust the cheap Rosewill's too much. You get what you pay for with PSU's.
a b ) Power supply
a b K Overclocking
February 19, 2008 7:22:35 AM

dbman19 said:
thanks alot
What do you think of this one as well??

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

Or is it overkill???


That's a crap brand name. Actually, it's Newegg's own in-house "brand name".

Get the Corsair 450VX. It may "only" be a 450w PSU, but it can provide up to 396w (33 amps) on the 12v rails. That's just 24w (2 amps) less than that crap 600w Rosewill PSU. Plus the 450VX is made by a PSU manufacturer with one of the best track record for quality PSUs, Seasonic.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003
February 19, 2008 10:30:38 AM

Thanks alot
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