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February 22, 2010 9:38:27 PM

Hi all,

I'm new to this forum and I'm having issues finding an acceptable PWS for my new PC. Here are the components:

Intel i7 860 cpu
MEM 2Gx2|GSKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
GIGABYTE|GV-N26SO-896I GTX260 Core 216
ASUS P7P55D LE LGA1156 Intel P55


I found this PWS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (KINGWIN ABT-730MM 730W) and I am wondering if I'll be ok? The current PWS I have has an amber light and I think will kill my components if I continue to use it. It is the Echostar 680W model.

I'd apprceiate any help here, Thanks!

Raydan

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February 22, 2010 9:55:37 PM

You want an 80+ certified unit, it will be more efficient and you know that it passed a fairly substantial set of tests. For your system i would suggest the Corsair 550VX, its a good high quality unit with a 5 year warranty and wont have any trouble powering your system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 22, 2010 10:04:15 PM

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I've got an I7-860 on a P7P55D with a GTX 260 running on a 550 watt PSU, it's plenty.
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February 22, 2010 11:10:09 PM

The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the +12 volt rail(s) can easily power a system with any single video card made. A high quality 700 to 750 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the +12 volt rail(s) can power a system with two video cards operating in dual mode. There are a few exceptions like the new ATI Radeon HD 5XXX series cards which use less power due to their energy efficiency.

A high quality 500 to 550 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 40 amps. A high quality 700 to 750 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 60 amps.

In addition the power supply should be at least 80+ Bronze certified for energy efficiency. There are some models available which have achieved 80+ Silver and 80+ Gold Certifications.

Before purchasing a new psu you will need to decide whether you will eventually have a pc with one or two video cards.

Corsair and Seasonic are two of the brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units.
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