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Please Recommend me a PSU for a Q9450, 8 Gigs, 4870x2

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August 15, 2008 11:31:26 PM

Hi,

I just put together the following system...





Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9450 - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

2 OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Creative 70SB046A00000 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series - Retail

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray DVD ROM SATA Model DH-4O1S-08 - Retail

NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM

Thermaltake Armor case (2 200mm fans, 2 90mm fans)

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM



What is the minimum Wattage PSU I should get for this sytem? Any Recommendations? I don't want to totally overkill it but I'd rather buy something with a bit of room to grow instead of just barely covering it.

August 16, 2008 1:35:52 AM

750W seems to be the new standard for high end gaming machines so I'd say that. I've heard great things about PC Power & Cooling's Silencer Quad and it's not overly expensive.

Also, why not overkill? :p 
a b ) Power supply
August 16, 2008 1:50:47 AM

A good 750w would be fine, keeping it to about 60% at load.
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August 16, 2008 8:03:21 PM

yea, i would agree that between 600 and 750W, i would be comfortable with a 620W PSU, or a 700W if you intend to upgrade or over clock jsut o give you some head room. i think a 550W would really be pushing it, not leaving you room to upgrade.

as for brand try to get one with a single 12V rail, i usually go for Corsair or cooler master. and i heaqr good things about PC power and cooling.
August 16, 2008 8:56:25 PM

u wouldn't imagine wat i pulled off with a 500w. look at my spec lol.
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August 17, 2008 9:25:05 AM

^wowza!
August 18, 2008 5:43:45 PM

HX620!
August 18, 2008 5:54:56 PM

U can find some great deals on PSUs now.

Get a 750 for good measure. Overkill is also nice just in case.

Great brands are Corsair (HX 1000 is god!!!), Thermaltake, Zalman (new but great reviews), Gigabytes are good too and Xigmatek (new but same CWT build as Thermaltake and the HX 1000)
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