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What PSU should i get for this setup

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October 20, 2008 9:50:37 PM

Hi there, i need a suggestion for what PSU will work for this setup :

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775

BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ

VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD

Ive been looking at this Corsair PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , but i am wondering if this PSU will work with the setup, or if anyone has a better recommendation. Thanks in advance.

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November 19, 2008 7:10:50 PM

I built almost the same exact rig you did (q6600, biostar tforce tp45HP, radeon 4670, 4 gb patriot 800mhz DDR2 ram (2x2), seagate 500 gb 7200 rpm HD, samsung dvd burner with lightscribe) and it was rolling along just fine with a generic POS 550 Rhycom psu I had lying around. The corsair PSU you're looking at should cover your needs...HOWEVER:

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

This is the Antec PSU I'm currently using. It's quiet, semi-modular, pulls 650 watts, ships free, and is 50 dollars off right now (140 to 90 dollars - cheaper than the corsair you mentioned). The extra headroom will be nice if you plan on upgrading in the future. I recommend this psu instead of the corsair, especially at this price.
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