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Recommended Psu Watt/12v amp for 8800 gt

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a b ) Power supply
July 8, 2008 2:43:51 AM

I have a evga 8800 super clocked gt waiting too be pluged in but my psu is only 300 watts. my evga is a Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amp Amps.) Im almost 100% that i should not buy a minimum psu so i wont be using 100% of its power the whole time. what should be enough Watts/amp on 12v for my cpu? thnks
July 8, 2008 5:50:41 AM

im in the same boat as you and currently trying to look it up. im thinking a 450 watt range PSU and then just gotta try to find the +12v ratings on them
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July 8, 2008 6:19:11 AM

atekido82 said:
whats even weirder. PNY's 8800 GT not OCed.. says minimum 12 with 26amp

http://www2.pny.com/8800-GT-512MB-PCIe-20-font-colordc0...

Antec Highest end PSU doesnt even give 26a lol.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec PSU with 3 12v rails 2@22A 1@25A so I'm thinking that combined they'll cover your 26A. Use code EMCAHABCJ during checkout and the total will be $49.99 w/ free shipping

The 26A they're talking about is for the whole system not just one rail.
July 8, 2008 6:28:42 AM

Bam!
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-450w-power-supply/q/...

Easily the best for the money. Why? Glad you asked:
1- 5-year warranty
2- 33amps on the +12v rail
3- 450watts
4- 80% + efficiency = less heat
http://www.corsairmemory.com/products/vx.aspx
5- long braided cables
http://prohardver.hu/dl/rev/2007-09/1730/vx450_cables_b...
6- much more attractive finish than the Antec Earthwatts
http://www.techzine.nl/uploaded/28625_002ef53c.jpg
7- I've had one for over a year and it's been rock solid
July 8, 2008 7:07:50 AM

+1 for the Corsair VX450
July 8, 2008 8:46:39 AM

Any Corsair series model will do the trick (or a decent 450Watt+ PSU). The 8800GT is a G92 core after all and a relatively low power model.

BTW I have a Corsair HX620Watt for a rebuild and its ****** beautiful... I prefer modular PSUs myself for the neatness though!! :sol: 

Bob
July 8, 2008 10:34:20 AM

get extreme power plus 460w coolermaster, really has gud value for money. but corsair 450vx is better no doubt, but its a lil extra cash. i m running a q6600 @2.9ghz and a xfx 8800gt 512 mb for nearly a month.
July 8, 2008 2:47:45 PM

bhuvanesh123 said:
get extreme power plus 460w coolermaster, really has gud value for money. but corsair 450vx is better no doubt, but its a lil extra cash. i m running a q6600 @2.9ghz and a xfx 8800gt 512 mb for nearly a month.


A whole month... must be good then!! :lol: 

Ah but not really:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108088
it's on Tier 5... Reviews also indicate it is in reality 420 Watts max. (according to the rail wattage label on the side of the PSU)!! :non: 

Bob
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