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September 7, 2009 11:11:08 AM

Hello Ladies (if any) and Gents,
I'm assembling a new Tower, and I need to know if a:
Coolermaster Extreme power 600W
or a
Coolermaster Extreme power 460W
would be enough to run a Nvidia 9600gt, and Intel G31 Motherboard and an Intel Core2Duo.
I might slightly oc the card.
I only have the two options listed above, and am on a tight budget.
Thanks

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September 7, 2009 11:40:18 AM

oh...also, i can choose between a:
Black Diamond True 500W Power Supply
Tagan Stone Rock 500 W PC Computer Power Supply PSU
Antec TruePower 480-Watt Power Supply
CORSAIR 400 Watts Smps Power Supply High Performance
September 7, 2009 11:40:58 AM

Out of all of those, I'd pick the Corsair 400.
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September 7, 2009 11:43:58 AM

I know, but it available only for about 2 days, and i have to wait for a week to assemble the tower.
September 7, 2009 11:58:16 AM

It's the best by a decent margin. Don't skimp on PSU quality.
September 7, 2009 2:51:50 PM

cjl said:
It's the best by a decent margin. Don't skimp on PSU quality.

I know, but what comes 2nd place?
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September 7, 2009 3:07:59 PM

^5 +1 what cjl said. Corsair has a reputation for high quality power supplies.

If your power supply choices are limited, then the Antec Truepower 480 would be an alternative choice. However, which version of the Truepower 480? Is it the new Truepower Blue version or the old plain version?
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September 7, 2009 7:30:04 PM

Agree with Johnny. First choice is definitely Corsair. Second choice is a new style Antec TP480 or Antec 500 Earthwatts if you can get it.
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September 7, 2009 8:25:12 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
^5 +1 what cjl said. Corsair has a reputation for high quality power supplies.

If your power supply choices are limited, then the Antec Truepower 480 would be an alternative choice. However, which version of the Truepower 480? Is it the new Truepower Blue version or the old plain version?

TruePower New only comes in 550, 650 & 750. The Blue version is only available in 750.
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September 7, 2009 8:39:29 PM

the animal - Antec has me totally confused with so many different models and naming conventions. Take a look at this review:

http://www.overclockersonline.net/?page=articles&num=26...

It's an older 480 Blue model that is still available for purchase from a few retailers. Newegg shows it as being deactivated.

I got it backwards too unless Antec has been offering the 480 longer than the 480 Blue.
September 8, 2009 3:15:37 AM

Its the old one. There is a Corsair VX450W on Ebay, but I don't know how trustworthy ebay is. Its US$90, or around £56. How's that?

But could a 600W Coolermaster eXtreme Power Run an Nvidia 9600gt? That's is what I really want to know?
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September 8, 2009 3:38:29 AM

Here's a link to a Tom's Hardware article with a power consumption chart:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-9600...

Note - The chart shows total power consumption for the entire system.

Here's a link to another review and power consumption test:

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1293/page_19_power_con...

Note - The chart is for the total power draw for the entire system.

Here's a link to a very detailed technical review over at xbitlabs:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/gainward...

The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply can easily handle any single video card made. Your 9600GT is not a very power hungry card so you should be okay.
September 8, 2009 4:10:51 AM

JohnnyLucky said:

The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply can easily handle any single video card made. Your 9600GT is not a very power hungry card so you should be okay.


Its a PALIT Geforce 9600GT, it wants 24Amps on the rails. The coolermaster 600W provides 18A on dual 12V rails. So I guess it should be enough. Is is, or not?
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September 8, 2009 5:38:35 AM

I got lucky. Here's a link to a technical review of the Palit 9600GT:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2253&p...

I did not go to the Palit web site but I'm pretty sure the 24 amps are for the entire system rather than just the video card. All of the technical reviews and power consumption charts indicate the 9600GT is not a power hungry card. You should be okay with the 600 watt power supply.
September 8, 2009 6:03:12 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
I got lucky. Here's a link to a technical review of the Palit 9600GT:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2253&p...

I did not go to the Palit web site but I'm pretty sure the 24 amps are for the entire system rather than just the video card. All of the technical reviews and power consumption charts indicate the 9600GT is not a power hungry card. You should be okay with the 600 watt power supply.


So, Even the coolermaster 460W should be able to support the card. Am I wrong? Otherwise, I'm gonna have to make some more money to get the VX450W.
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September 8, 2009 1:09:03 PM

Hmmm.....Here's a link to a technical review of the Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 460 W (RS-460-PMSR-A3) Power Supply over at hardwaresecrets.com:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/550/1

There are two versions of the psu. The old one was manufactured by AcBel Polytech and the new version was manufactured by Seventeam. In addition there are four different versions of the new one with different components. None of them are high quality psu's. The new one is actually only a 420 watt psu. It's okay for an entry level low budget pc. During testing each 12 volt rail was capable of delivering up to 18 amps. Anything over that and the unit shut down. In theory you should be okay. The review noted that the Corsair VX450 was a much better choice.
September 12, 2009 1:49:15 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Hmmm.....Here's a link to a technical review of the Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 460 W (RS-460-PMSR-A3) Power Supply over at hardwaresecrets.com:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/550/1

There are two versions of the psu. The old one was manufactured by AcBel Polytech and the new version was manufactured by Seventeam. In addition there are four different versions of the new one with different components. None of them are high quality psu's. The new one is actually only a 420 watt psu. It's okay for an entry level low budget pc. During testing each 12 volt rail was capable of delivering up to 18 amps. Anything over that and the unit shut down. In theory you should be okay. The review noted that the Corsair VX450 was a much better choice.


It's dual rails, so I think it should be fine. But I decided on the Corsair VX450. Thanks a lot man.
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September 12, 2009 1:52:35 PM

You're welcome!
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