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Power Supply for E8400?

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July 1, 2008 10:44:45 PM

I am trying to figure out what PSU to buy or if I need to buy a new one at all.
I plan to get myself a system of:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3,0 GHz - ??? Watt
ATi Radeon HD 4850 - 230 Watt
2 * 2.0 GiB DDR2 PC6400/800Mhz RAM - ~0 Watt
GA-P31-DS3L - ??? Watt

So what shall I get? And don't come with some totally moronic advice of getting a 1k Watt PSU, ridiculus!

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July 1, 2008 10:56:56 PM

A 500 W psu should be good enough. Consair, Antec, Thermaltake, Enermax, I would stick with those brands when choosing a psu. Forgot to mention Pc power and cooling.
July 1, 2008 11:00:02 PM

Sad news
If you'll Cross Fire 2 cards 4870 and be on the safe side you'll need 1000W
With Mobo+E8400+1X4870+2Hdd+4G DDR2+5Fans+2Drives+2 PCI cards and some safety
You'll need Minimum 750W
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July 1, 2008 11:09:28 PM

You should be totally fine. Didn't you read the article today? in the $1000 build they were able to SLI 8800GT's under a 400-watt power supply, which really doesn't surprise me. Anything above 350-watts should be plenty, as long as it's a decent quality brand.
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July 1, 2008 11:13:27 PM

lordmetroid said:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3,0 GHz - ??? Watt
ATi Radeon HD 4850 - 230 Watt

E8400 = less than 33 watts assuming the E8500 does in fact use more power, look here;
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/intel-wolf...

Don't know where you came up with the card wattage, but it's max power draw is 110 watts not 230w.
As was stated, a good quality 350 watt psu will work, but a 500 would leave plenty of overhead.
July 2, 2008 1:32:23 AM

Ahh, cool... Thank you for helping me out, really appreciate it.
July 10, 2008 2:47:55 PM

That's a good question I was about to ask mysefl. I have:
E8400 at 3.4GHz (Zalman fan...I'm unsure how high I can safely go with this cooling so feel free to advise)
XFX GeForce 9600GT
1 x WD Velociraptor 300GB Hard Drive
1 x WD Raptor 150GB Hard Drive
SB Audigy 2 Sound Card
Gigabyte EP35-DS3L motherboard
Zalman CPU Cooler and 4 Case fans
4 GB Corsair PC6400 XMS2 memory
DVD Writer and CD Writer
I'm currently running a Corsair 550W power supply and am afraid I might neede like a 600 or 650W? Am I safe and have a little overhead?
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July 10, 2008 8:33:33 PM

mikeynavy1976 said:
That's a good question I was about to ask mysefl. I have:
E8400 at 3.4GHz (Zalman fan...I'm unsure how high I can safely go with this cooling so feel free to advise)
XFX GeForce 9600GT
1 x WD Velociraptor 300GB Hard Drive
1 x WD Raptor 150GB Hard Drive
SB Audigy 2 Sound Card
Gigabyte EP35-DS3L motherboard
Zalman CPU Cooler and 4 Case fans
4 GB Corsair PC6400 XMS2 memory
DVD Writer and CD Writer
I'm currently running a Corsair 550W power supply and am afraid I might neede like a 600 or 650W? Am I safe and have a little overhead?

I run an E 8400 at 4.0 with my Zalman 9500 ( 33c idle / 52c load )
You don't need another psu.
!