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Whats a good power supply calculator

ive been using thermaltake calculator...
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/index.jsp

but i dont find its very good...anyone else use something different or know of the most popular one? thanks
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  1. The outer vision one is actually very commonly used. This is its main page which we usually recommend
    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
    You already found thermaltake's version of it, antec has one too.
    http://www.antec.outervision.com/

    They are all the same engine and pretty reliable.
  2. ok cool thanks
  3. I use the Antec one occasionally, and it's already been mentioned so I don't need to provide a link.
  4. I use both of them for options, it's good.
  5. This is also a good article if you're concerned with power.

    How Much Power Does Your Graphics Card Need?
  6. according to the new egg one my system would require 700w....other calculators say around 625w...this is set up...
    Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit(6.1,Build 7600)
    Intel Core i5-760 @ 2.8ghz w/ arcitc cooling freezer pro 7 rev.2
    4Gb ddr3
    GTX 460 768mb
    asus maximus 3 gene
    XFX-650w XXX edition
    hp w1707 17inch 1440x900 resolution
    500Gb WD HD @ 7200
    NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    i only have one gtx 460 at moment and it says 505w..when i put 2(cause im gonna be sli'ing) it goes up to 705w..... is that possible? do you think id actually need another power supply to sli? i dont tihnk so personally
  7. Best answer
    Your PSU can handle your system without any problem at all. It's a high quality unit that will provide you of all that you need (power, connectors, etc) for running two GTX460 in SLI. Don't worry.
  8. A power supply calculator is only as good as the numbers that you put into it. Some parameters are unknown, and unknowable.

    If you are looking at a quality psu, like XFX, Seasonic, PC P&C, Corsair, or Antec, to name a few, you can use a simple rule of thumb:

    Count how many pci-e 6 or 8 pin power connectors your graphics cards need in total, and get a psu with at least that number of connectors.

    A quality unit will be able to deliver sufficient power to all the connectors, with enough left over to handle the rest of the system which is minimal by comparison.

    If in doubt, get a larger unit; it will only use the power that is needed.
  9. ye eh allright cool thanks
  10. Best answer selected by kreepa.
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