Recommended Psu Watt/12v amp for 8800 gt

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
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  1. 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
  2. A quality 400-450W PSU will do the trick... it might even be able to handle an extra card!

    Check out these components, for example: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/System-Builder-Marathon,1962.html
  3. whats even weirder. PNY's 8800 GT not OCed.. says minimum 12 with 26amp

    http://www2.pny.com/8800-GT-512MB-PCIe-20-font-colordc0431NEWfont-P2562C269.aspx

    Antec Highest end PSU doesnt even give 26a lol.
  4. corsair 450w
  5. 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-colordc0431NEWfont-P2562C269.aspx

    Antec Highest end PSU doesnt even give 26a lol.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016
    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.
  6. Bam!
    http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-450w-power-supply/q/loc/101/205466485.html

    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.jpg
    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
  7. +1 for the Corsair VX450
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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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