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What PSU would I need for this setup?

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July 4, 2009 10:06:16 PM

Intel i7 920 Processor

MSI X58-PRO Intel X58

6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3

Ati Radeon HD 4890 1 GB

1 TB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]

plus monitor and all that jazz

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Now what PSU should I get? would a 650W do?

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July 4, 2009 10:31:48 PM

Badcube said:
Intel i7 920 Processor

MSI X58-PRO Intel X58

6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3

Ati Radeon HD 4890 1 GB

1 TB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]

plus monitor and all that jazz

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Now what PSU should I get? would a 650W do?


badcube don't know budget but this is a good one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I went with this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

there is alote of good ones out there just get a good name brand and you will be ok.hope this help you out.

yes 650 would work as long as it's a good one.me i always go 100 more than what people suggest just to be on the safe side.
July 4, 2009 11:06:54 PM

Just as a side note if you are running windows it won't use more then 4 gigs of your memory. To be able to use all of your memory you need to run 64bit linux with a pae kernel. Even 64 bit versions of windows still use 32 bit word lengths for their memory manager. It will report that it sees all of your memory but it can only address 4 gigs of it.

As the power supply goes get as much as you can afford. That just doesn't mean output but quality as well. I just bought a couple modular designed ones. They are nice to work with. You only need to plug in the output cords that you need. You don't have a bunch of wires and connectors to try and stuff somewhere.
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July 5, 2009 12:58:43 PM

argon99 said:

I just bought a couple modular designed ones. ... You only need to plug in the output cords that you need. You don't have a bunch of wires and connectors to try and stuff somewhere.


On the other hand, if you know you are going to use most of the PSU cables, modular is wasted. And if you are on a tight budget, skipping modular will save you some money. Trade offs. Always trade offs. :) 
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July 5, 2009 3:12:04 PM

A good quality 500W+ PSU is plenty. Corsair VX550 or HX520.
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