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Psu for 9600gt?? {OCZ StealthXtreme 500w}

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March 26, 2009 9:39:58 AM

Okay so ive almost got every part i need for my system, all thats left is the psu... Anyway straight to the point... im going to be running an asus 9600gt - ive been reading alot of threads around the web and whats worrying me is if my psu has enough amps on the 12 volt rail...
Im going to be using an OCZ StealthXtreme 500w - and its got two 18 amp 12 volt rails... main question does anyone see a problem with this psu and my system? should i go for a 650watt cooler master psu for only 4 euros more? And since it has two 12 volt rails at 18amps, do you at the amps? (i think manufacturer recommended 34amps for the 9600)

My system specs are going to be

ASRock 4Core1333-FullHD
1 320gbsata hdd
2 gig dual channel ddr2 ram
standard dvd reader.writer
and an intel e5300 cpu

Thanks every so much for your input

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March 26, 2009 1:31:45 PM

the ocz is good. im running my 96gt on a budgety 450w with only 2 15amp rails.
a c 139 ) Power supply
March 26, 2009 1:35:35 PM

Here is what the EVGA website recommends for a 9600GT
Requirements: Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply. (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 26 Amps.)

The OCZ StealthXtreme 500w is good to go with up to 40 Amps of +12V (481 divided by 12)

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March 26, 2009 2:35:54 PM

alot for your input
a b ) Power supply
March 26, 2009 2:44:32 PM

WR2 said:
The OCZ StealthXtreme 500w is good to go with up to 40 Amps of +12V (481 divided by 12)

481W includes 3.3V and 5V. Actual 12V is ~34A, still plenty though.
a c 139 ) Power supply
March 26, 2009 3:04:11 PM

Actual +12V availability will be 481 minus the actual 3.3V and 5V draw.
March 27, 2009 7:44:17 AM

Thanks everything about the amps and rails are pretty clear to me now, but ( Really soz but psu's arent my strong point ) since i have two 12 volt rails will i have to wire the card differently? or can i just plug in the 6 pin connector and i'll be finE?

a b ) Power supply
March 27, 2009 8:06:36 PM

Just plug in the connector.