Need Help choosing PSU for GTX 260

Hey guys, im new to the forums, so please dont criticize me if i put this in the wrong section. My question is that im doing my first build and im getting a EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, and i need to choose a PSU, i have 2 in mind but im looking for a good one that'll power my system and the card. Also im probably not gonna play any games, i will most likely do video editing, so if you have any other video cards, please suggest them.

The GTX 260 Core 216 has these requirements:

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

The 2 PSU's i had in mind are:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182032


I will also appreciate other suggestions..

My setup is:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
G Skill 2 x 2 GB
Asus P5Q-E
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB HDD
GTX 260 Core 216
(PSU)?
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  1. The Corsair is a fine choice ( for a single card you could go with the 550 ), nix the idea of the Rosewill.
  2. Thanks DellUser1, do you have any 550W PSU's in mind?
  3. The Corsair 550TX is what I was thinking
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004


    Now to try and find a reason why I'm up this early again :)
  4. Thanks again, im looking for a bit cheaper one. do you think this OCZ could do it?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

    i hate being up early ha =)
  5. JustDoItMan said:
    Thanks again, im looking for a bit cheaper one. do you think this OCZ could do it?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

    i hate being up early ha =)

    It's got enough power for your system.
  6. Alright thanks, now im just gonna choose between the OCZ and the Corsair. The OCZ is cheaper so i think i might go with that.. Any suggestions
  7. I prefer the Corsair, but that's just a personal preference.
  8. Go rosewill and save your money. im using a 4850 on this crapload of a psu:

    ...and it's working just fine for 6 months now. I bet rosewill's are better than this psu, far better.

    i think the gtx 260 needs 19amps on the 12 volt rail.
  9. Im not sure about the rosewill, even though it is cheaper, im not sure if its gonna work or break on me. The OCZ is cheap with the rebate and it looks good. Im also looking at the Corsair, but im not sure which one to get.
  10. i think this is the PSU im gonna get. Its the OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

    This can run my system fine right? With the GTX 260 Core 216

    Thanks in advance
  11. JustDoItMan said:
    i think this is the PSU im gonna get. Its the OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

    This can run my system fine right? With the GTX 260 Core 216

    Thanks in advance

    I'm running my system on a 550 watt unit ( see sig )
  12. Oh alright, i think im just gonna buy the OCZ, it looks pretty good.
  13. the OCZ is good, some moths ago I run a GTX260 with a thermaltake 500W and don't show problems
  14. Yeah im pretty sure im gonna go for the OCZ. It'll power my system and its pretty cheap with the rebate.
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