Power supply for GA-EP45-UD3P and Q6600?

What kind of power supply do I need for GA-EP45-UD3P and Intel Q6600?

Is Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 good enough?
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  1. It all depends on the video card(s).

    http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html calculates PSU requirements that seem to exceed actual requirements by a wide margin. I verified a system that requires no more than a 400W PSU, but that site calculates 598W.
  2. Should I have a 8 pin CPU power?
    The m/m manual says that the 8 pin CPU power is an option for Extreme CPU.
  3. 4-pin or 8-pin will do, unless you plan on overclocking it a lot (your PSU probably isn't powerful enough to handle an Extreme CPU).
  4. bilbat, that calculator seems to me to be a little vague on the specs.

    chanoh, I reccomend this PSU Wattage calculator from Antec which has all of the latest components to select from thus giving you a MUCH more accurate calculation of the wattage you need.

    http://www.antec.outervision.com/
  5. The Antec calculator recommends a 333W PSU for my system and a 368W PSU if I overclock the Q6600 from 2.4Ghz to 3.6Ghz.
  6. I personally use an ABS Tagan BZ 1100W power supply with my UD3P and Q6600. It's about $300 but the quality and value is incredible and it's future proof for at least a few years. It might be overkill for you but I run a crossfire setup of two HD 4850 X2's. This PS is probably one of the best products I've purchased.
  7. Depends on what else you are powering, but in a good starting point is an Antec or Corsair around 500W. I am a loyal Antec user, but Im about to upgrade to a Corsair with higher rating due to new system and lots of drives.
  8. chanoh:
    i have a quick question what is a good heatsink/fan for this set up? yes i do plan on o/cing the q6600.
    im going to go with a 650w antec psu.
  9. I have a 430W PSU powering a B3 Q6600, ATi 4670, 2x 1TB HDD, P43 Gigabyte board with 4x 1GB sticks of ram and a plethora of PCIe and USB TV cards. It acts as my HTPC and the PSU fan does not break a sweat even when using the CPU for encoding. Oh, this is water cooled as well with a pump running from the PSU and 4x 120mm fans on ultra slow speed to keep the noise down.
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