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Need help with size of my power box

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January 8, 2011 3:41:58 PM

Looking to build a new pc, need help with power requirements tho

getting

i7 950
2x Radeon HD6850
4GB RAM
500GB HD

What would be a pretty safe estimate on the power requirements of the system?

Thanks :) 

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a b ) Power supply
January 8, 2011 3:50:14 PM

650 will be fine just get a quality brand ,whats your budget?
January 8, 2011 3:53:19 PM

obsidian86 said:
650 will be fine just get a quality brand ,whats your budget?


lol, not from US, so dont know in dollars... but R10000 :kaola: 

ty for the reponse tho, just needed some sort of yard stick :) 
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January 8, 2011 3:56:09 PM

ok did a quick calc based on the price of the i7 950, got about $1175 max to spend
a b ) Power supply
January 8, 2011 4:03:43 PM

Not sure exactly what's available in your area but Antec, Corsair Seasonic etc. are safe bets.

http://www.jonnyguru.com
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com

are the places to start looking for PSU reviews. If you need further advice on a specific PSU that you're not sure about feel free to post back here.
January 8, 2011 4:32:16 PM

cool. Looked at the jonnyguru. That didnt have any review of the psus I have available. Looked at 2 cooler masters tho one got a good rating other bad. Also looked at a cougar and that got a good rating.

These are the 650W psus that are rather cheap:

Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - 650 Watt Power Supply Unit
Cooler Master RP/RS-650-PCAR eXtreme power plus - 650watt - Power Supply Unit
Cooler Master eXtreme - RS-650-PCAR-E3 - 650 Watt - Power Supply Unit

And the Cougar (650W) is also available.

Not really a power box nut, just like gaming, so need a box that will keep me switched on :D 

ty
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