Power Supply for E8400?

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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-wolfdale_11.html#sect0

    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.
  5. Here are a couple that can handle basicaly anything you can throw at them and will last you for future builds.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    I got this one at Fry's for $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171023
    open box and I can run 2x8800gts 512 with it on my wifes rig.
  6. Ahh, cool... Thank you for helping me out, really appreciate it.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
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