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Couldn't calculate how many watt i need for my pc with gtx 480???

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April 1, 2010 5:30:14 AM

I asked before about how many watt i need for my new uocoming pc and someone said 600 watt and another refered me to a site to calcolate it but i'm not good at computer things and it was complicate ...so can someone tell me approximatly how many watt i nedd for this pc even if put a little bit higher it is ok:

1- AVGA Superclocked gtx 480
2- Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler
3- Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz
4- corsair CMD12GX3M6A1600C8 Dominator 12 GB ram
5- Motherboard P6X58D Premium X58 LGA1366 MAX-24GB Atx 3PCIE16 Pcie Pci
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April 1, 2010 5:46:41 AM

Try this website. The GTX 480 isn't listed yet, but you can just calculate all your other components (including fans, card readers, whatever) and add a solid 250-275W on top of that to be safe. Personally, I think something in the 650-800W range would be OK.

http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
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April 1, 2010 5:59:05 AM

It can't tell you, because you'd need a nuclear reactor or two to power one of those things up, which is easily over 9000W.
Jokes aside, nVidia recommends a 600W minimum power supply for a system with a GTX 480 in it. Normally, ATi/nVidia overestimate how much power you need for a system, but this time, I don't think that 600W is too much of an overestimation, so go for a 600W to 700W PSU, Corsair or SeaSonic preferably - for a GPU like this, I'd definitely get a high quality power supply.

Just a small recommendation, but why get the Intel Core™ i7 950 3.06GHz, if you could get the i7 960 3.2GHz for the exact same price, or, why not get a i7 930 and overclock it to those speeds? I'm just assuming you haven't bought these parts yet, so you really should get either the i7 930 or i7 960.
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April 1, 2010 6:05:26 AM

Lmeow said:
It can't tell you, because you'd need a nuclear reactor or two to power one of those things up, which is easily over 9000W.
Jokes aside, nVidia recommends a 600W minimum power supply for a system with a GTX 480 in it. Normally, ATi/nVidia overestimate how much power you need for a system, but this time, I don't think that 600W is too much of an overestimation, so go for a 600W to 700W PSU, Corsair or SeaSonic preferably - for a GPU like this, I'd definitely get a high quality power supply.

Just a small recommendation, but why get the Intel Core™ i7 950 3.06GHz, if you could get the i7 960 3.2GHz for the exact same price, or, why not get a i7 930 and overclock it to those speeds? I'm just assuming you haven't bought these parts yet, so you really should get either the i7 930 or i7 960.


OOOOOh man I never now about i7 960 ...I already bought the i7 950...
I'm very sad now ... is it toomuch different in performance (please say no :(  )....
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April 1, 2010 6:39:53 AM

planet-earth said:
OOOOOh man I never now about i7 960 ...I already bought the i7 950...
I'm very sad now ... is it toomuch different in performance (please say no :(  )....


Oh, don't worry much at all, it's actually quite a small difference - just 133MHz. (0.133 GHz)
I was just thinking why you got the i7 950 when the i7 960 is the same price, well, like $15 more, lol.
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April 1, 2010 9:41:34 AM

Best answer selected by planet-earth.
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April 1, 2010 9:41:52 AM

thanks alot ....now i am relieved...
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April 1, 2010 4:44:46 PM

I wonder why you brought 12 gigs of ram?
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April 1, 2010 7:49:17 PM

I don't know ...I guess because i thought it is better for the future in case i upgrade....isn't it.... do i need all this ram now???
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April 1, 2010 8:05:23 PM

This is the first SLI-ready solution for GTX 480:
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April 1, 2010 8:58:08 PM

You should Err on the side of caution and go with a 700 or 800W PSU. Remember, no PSU is 100% efficient.
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