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Buying a GTX260, Need help picking PSU

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June 27, 2009 4:22:12 AM

Alright well I don't know much about computers in general, but I am purchasing Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards (EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB) and I will probably need a new PSU.

I don't have the specs for my computer at the moment, but I'm pretty much just running the basics.

The video card minimum requirements are "Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 36 Amp Amps.)
Two available 6-pin Molex hard drive power dongles"

So I basically need that. I was looking on Newegg and found a few PSUs that look promising. That being said I know nothing about PSUs haha.

Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Now I'd like the best bang for my buck, but I really don't want to spend over $80.

If any of you could help with suggestions or whatnot, it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Maximillian
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2009 4:42:21 AM

I would go for the corsair 550w (41 amp 12v rail) which is around $80 after rebate.
June 27, 2009 5:16:25 AM

Thank you sir.

More opinions plox. Don't need to be on the list I posted.
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June 27, 2009 5:46:46 AM

Also how can I tell if the PSU in question has "Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 36 Amp Amps"
a b ) Power supply
June 27, 2009 1:48:23 PM

+1 for Corsair.

The total amps available on the 12V rails should be listed on the PSU label. (Which in the case of the VX550 is 41).
a c 144 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
June 28, 2009 12:54:37 PM

Avoid Rosewill. For what is listed, the Corsairs are your best bet.
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