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8800GTS SLI - what PSU?

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March 23, 2008 10:25:00 AM

Heello!
This is my first thread ever in a non swedish forum, but anyway.
I hope that you guys could help me out with telling me how powerfull my PSU must be to run this system:

Asus STRIKER II FORMULA nForce 780i
Intel Core 2 QUAD Q9450 2.66GHz 12MB
Asus Extreme GeForce 8800GTS 512MB
Asus Extreme GeForce 8800GTS 512MB= SLI
Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Dolby Digital Live
OCZ Platinum XTC 2x2048MB
Samsung HD753LJ 750GB 7200rpm 32MB SATA2
6 of : Noctua NF-S12-1200 Sound-optimised + a ThermalRight ultra-120 extreme

I thought of using a 620W quality PSU: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817139002

Do you guys 620W will be enough for this system, light clocking included?
thx for good answers!
/multi

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March 23, 2008 6:56:42 PM

You could get away with a 600w power supply only if you bought the PC P&C silencer 610w, but if you are paying that much then you might as well spend about $20 more for the 750w, and feel safe.
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March 23, 2008 10:01:09 PM

The 620HX can handle even two 8800GTX cards, let alone two 8800 GTS. Still. I agree with the others about the Silencer 750W. It would give you more room for future upgrades.
March 23, 2008 10:34:34 PM

The Corsair TX750W is 60$ here in Sweden so I think that maybe that is another good choice.
Or is the Pc P&C a better PSU?
TX750W- quality + noiselevel?
/thx
March 23, 2008 11:48:19 PM

TX750W = nonexpensive
PC P&C Silencer 750W = Quality

Thats about it.
March 24, 2008 7:09:04 AM

PC P&C is usually regarded as the best pick for quality. Here in the US, prices are similar between the PC P&C and Corsair power supplies, making the former the better choice. However if the situation is different in Sweden and the TX750W is significantly cheaper, it isn't a bad choice at all.
March 24, 2008 11:01:00 AM

I've changed my mind.
Yea prices here are a lot worse. iPhone etc i can buy from the US, but a PC. naah that's a bit 2 far.

Since my comp. will cost me a looot more than 60$ and it will be my babe for the next years, why should I save 60 bucks instead of raw quality.

I'll go with the PC P&C!
How is that PSU if we talk; quality, performace and noiselevel?
/thx guys!
March 27, 2008 4:57:53 PM

Ordered it now! :) 

This will be my rigg:

1 OCZ PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad SLI 750W ATX2.0 24pin 4/8pin 12V
1 Asus STRIKER II FORMULA nForce 780i SLI 4DDR2-DIMM 2PCI 5PCIe SATA Raid Audio DUAL GB-LAN Firewire Socket775 ATX
1 Intel Core 2 QUAD Q9450 2.66GHz 12MB FSB1333 Boxed (with cpu-cooler!) Socket 775
1 Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Socket 775 / AMD
1 OCZ Platinum XTC 2x2048MB (tot. 4096MB) DDR2 PC2-8000 1000MHz 5-5-5-18
1 Asus Extreme GeForce 8800GTS 512MB DDR3 TV-out HDTV DUAL DVI SLI-ready RETAIL PCI Express
1 Asus Extreme GeForce 8800GTS 512MB DDR3 TV-out HDTV DUAL DVI SLI-ready RETAIL PCI Express
1 Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Dolby Digital Live / DTS Interactive / DTS NEO:p C / X-Fi RETAIL PCI
1 Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit DVD Svensk OEM
1 Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard, svenskt
1 Asus DRW-2014L1T DVD±RW Dual-Layer 20X BLACK (+Vit Utbytbar Front) Retail SATA
1 Cooler Master Stacker 830 SE BLACK without PSU/utan nätagg.
1 Samsung HD753LJ 750GB 7200rpm 32MB SATA2
5 Noctua NF-S12-1200 Sound-optimised 17dB(A) 81m3/h 1200RPM beige/brown 3/4pin
1 Noctua NF-P12 Sound-optimised 12-19dB(A) 63-92m3/h 900-1300RPM beige/brown 3/4pin
1 Noctua NF-R8 Sound-optimised 7-17dB(A) 800-1800RPM 53m3/h beige/brown 3/4pin
1 Thermalright HR-05-SLI/IFX Northbrigde Heatsink
1 Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus Fan Controller Svart

What do you guys think?
!