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

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?
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  1. Even for light gaming, consider a HD3850 or a 9600GT. A 2600XT is far from a gaming card.
  2. Quote:
    You need a
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817101033
    minmum required for that system


    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=N82E16811112174
  3. Go 650 w
  4. 400w is just fine u could even get away with 350w.
  5. 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?
  6. 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=N82E16811112174


    wonder how many people buy that case and stick intel and nvidia in it? :o
  7. 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 ; ))
  8. ^ umm... you failed psychology 101 then? I think you will need this to actually use the full power of that 2600XT:

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=13613
  9. 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=N82E16817194032
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. As rolli noted, the total wattage is immaterial; you need to look at the +12V amperage available on the PS.
  13. 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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