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Poll: What's enough power for E8400, 2600XT, 4 GIG?

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How much power required for E8400, 4 GIG, 2600XT

Total: 35 votes (6 blank votes)

  • Less than 350watts
  • 25 %
  • 400
  • 14 %
  • 450 watts
  • 32 %
  • 500 watts
  • 7 %
  • 550 watts
  • 7 %
  • 600 watts
  • 11 %
  • 650 watts
  • 4 %
  • 750 watts
  • 0 %
  • More than 750 watts
  • 4 %
July 16, 2008 2:17:36 PM

Hi just wondering what people think is the correct amount of power required for E8400, 4 GIG and Radeon 2600XT with light gaming, possible overclocking?
July 16, 2008 2:41:50 PM

Even for light gaming, consider a HD3850 or a 9600GT. A 2600XT is far from a gaming card.
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July 16, 2008 3:20:40 PM

400w is just fine u could even get away with 350w.
July 16, 2008 3:35:09 PM

Don't think so badge, but maybe you and fugben should have that conversation together in person - it sounds to me like you'd enjoy adding those suggestions you have... together... which might be your compensation. Projection of self I think is what you have in common, amongst other things right?
July 16, 2008 3:49:30 PM

badge said:
And this perfect case to house it in. A really long one to house that huge 2600xt plus a few Newegg reviewers concerned about length and stuff.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


wonder how many people buy that case and stick intel and nvidia in it? :o 
July 17, 2008 3:11:24 AM

Grimmy said:
wonder how many people buy that case and stick intel and nvidia in it? :o 


It reminds me of a red leather couch you might see in a porno film- interesting choice from badge really given he was referring, via his own references, to another man's length - which is an odd thing to have on your mind in the first place when talking about computers.

They say the subconcious always finds a way to reveal itself...
Badge's photo/ representation of himself looks very 'closety' to me, i.e. dark/hidden/safe, which seems to tie into the porno conotation/ fixation on length references somehow...

The outside is an army/sas style image you might associate with aggression/ danger. This reminds me of a small dog that yaps to make itself seem aggressive/ dangerous (b/c it feels insecure about it's own size) as larger dogs rarely take notice of the smaller ones in the first place.

I love a bit of psychology so early in the day, keep reaching for that rainbow badge and fugben ; ))


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July 20, 2008 2:39:47 PM

Good question!
I have an old 680 watt unit somewhere that would not be enough because of the +12 volt being 15 amp. Then there are units like this that would do it because of the strong +12 volt rail.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 31, 2008 10:02:02 AM

Sorry to bump this but I used to run a power hungry Pentium D with a 2600xt on only a 300WATT PSU.

I now have a E2220 so I'm sure my PSU is thanking me :sarcastic: 

Seriously though you don't need an ultra powerful PSU for that card.
August 2, 2008 7:07:41 PM

i run a e8400 on a gigabyte board, 2 gigs of ram and a gtx 260, 2 harddrives 2 roms 4 led case fans fan controller, temp gague with front case LED's pci sound and pci wireless on a 650w antec neopower *blue led one* and its just fine. i have less ram than your setup but my video and extras easts up a lot more power than your extra 2 gigs of ram. as a few others have said 400 should be fine. but it never hurts to go higher for future PC upgrades or editions.
Hope that helps ya
August 2, 2008 7:13:26 PM

As rolli noted, the total wattage is immaterial; you need to look at the +12V amperage available on the PS.
August 6, 2008 4:57:35 AM

simon u been smokin da crack? that's a pretty whacked psychoanalysis based on something the PERSON WASN'T EVEN IMPLYING
wtf?
I've probably been way off like that before but it looks pretty whacked in tom's hardware forums
and I wasn't right in the head when I used to say stuff like that...
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