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Power supply for new i7

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January 29, 2009 10:54:29 PM

I am looking to build a new computer soon with intel's new core i7 platform i'm having a way hard time trying to find a perfect power supply that will work for gaming but also be stable if i plan on upgrading. here is what I'm looking at for components:

Intel core i7 920 @ 2.66 GHz
Antec 900 case
Asus p6t Mobo
Kingston HyperX 1866 triple channel (3 x 1 Gb)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 core 216
Samsung Dvd-r drive
500 Gb seagate 7200 rpm drive

I was looking at a couple of PSU here they are:

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January 30, 2009 4:48:34 PM

newegg has combos - lots of lots of psu deals with cases, cpu's and mobos

pick one up on a double sale - the psu is on sale, and the combo sale - better yet a triple sale add rebate - or quad sale add free shipping

the best psu deals are combo with cases from antec, coolermaster, thermaltake and a few others

i use the antec first, then coolermaster - look for the 900 or 1200 with psu - they off sale now but you can get a 1000w pus and and case for $250 with free shipping that cost $500 else where

patients pays off at the egger
January 30, 2009 4:50:49 PM

if you never upgrade a 750w is fine
if might upgrade and want to play it safe to with 850

if you know you add a second card then go 1000w if you got lots of hard drives

you want 40-70% 60% target

your system is 450/.6 = 750w exactly -- that is how you do it!
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January 30, 2009 5:20:17 PM


If its out of those 3...get the Corsair or PC P&C
Tagan is crap imo
January 30, 2009 7:59:25 PM

Thanks guys ill definately look for this combos, I'll probably go with the corsair 850 watt it uses a single rail +12v @ 64A so it should work pretty good if I get two gtx 260s in SLI
January 30, 2009 8:05:05 PM

Yea its a great psu
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January 31, 2009 1:41:57 AM

TX750 would be plenty for 2 GTX260.
January 31, 2009 7:15:21 PM

Yeah it probably would but I plan on OCing a bit