I am building a new system and I have ordered all the components. I currently have an X-navigator case and a power supply. I want to know whether you guys think that this power supply will suffice or whether I should upgrade to another one.
Let me list the new system specs for you:
Case: APEVIA X-Navigator ATXA8NW
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
Video Card: EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
RAM: OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
CD-ROM: I have a DVD-RW and a DVD-ROM but I doubt these will affect the PSU as much as other components.
THIS IS MY CURRENT PSU:
PSU: Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply 115/ 230 V UL, CUL, TUV, FCC, and CB certification http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am wondering if that PSU will be alright for this system. I am not CURRENTLY going to overclock the system BUT if I decide to do so within the next month or 2 months, would I need to get a different power supply anyway? If so, then I may as well get one NOW and install it.
Please let me know what you think. If you have any other PSU suggestions, I would love to hear them. I have looked at the PSU ranking chart/post or whatever but I want actual PEOPLE'S opinions. Thanks for taking the time to read my post!
Well, the one I have right now is NOT a OCZ. I have the thermaltake 500W.
Everybody on the site seems to suggest the corsair one and since its the same price as the OCZ one I was talking about, I don't know which one to get. The extreme power supply calculator game me a needed wattage of like 328W so I think my current 500W one will suffice. But anyhow,
Here is the breakdown of the 3 power supplies in question:
A) Thermaltake 500W: +3.3V@22A,+5V@32A,+12V1@14A,+12V2@15A,
Yes it can, a PSU fault can load out your whole system. A reliable PSU is seriously one of the most vital components of your setup. Just for that setup i would reccomend something around the 580-600W mark, but if your going to OC in the future I would highly reccomend 650-750W
So that OCZ GameXStream is going to suit your needs perfectly, especially with you wanting to step up to the next gen cards I would most definantly purchase it
From what I have read and researched, most people on this site have suggested that I use the Corsair HX, VX or TX models instead of the OCZ GameXStream. The only difference I can see is that the Corsair PSUs use only one +12V rail while the OCZ one has 4 +12V rails.
Apparently, 1 rail > 4 rails so if I'm gonna spend the same money on OCZ or on Corsair, Corsair might be the way to go!
Thanks for the input! If you are highly suggesting that I change from my 500W to a 600+W PSU, I will take that into consideration. But otherwise, I may stick with this Thermaltake Purepower 500W since it has good reviews on newegg, and comes from a trusted company, and has shown no sign of underperformance on my current rig.