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Noob in need of PSU advice - GTX 460

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April 29, 2011 6:53:22 PM

Hello everyone!

I'm in the process of a new build, and I'm trying to determine how much juice I'm going to need to run this thing.

I'm slightly familiar with wattage, but the "amps on the rail" is a completely new concept to me.

My budget is ~$80.

Here's my build:
i5-2500k
ASUS P8P67 R3 mobo
G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3
MSI N460GTX Hawk 1GB (eventually SLI)
WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATA HDD
Cooler Master Hyper 212+

In the future I hope to SLI the GTX 460, which means I'll probably need a lot of power.

Any and all suggestions would be appreciated!

-Leetsauce

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April 29, 2011 7:13:47 PM

Increase your budget a little
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Increase your budget a little and wait for a rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 29, 2011 7:46:13 PM
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April 29, 2011 10:02:21 PM

delluser1 said:
Not really, they are all good units, but none of them have the 4 pcie connectors required for SLI 460's, the 2 I linked and the one Emperus linked to do.


Oh yeah I almost forgot about the 4 connectors.

I read on the specs that it says:
3 x 6+2 Pin PCI-E
1 x 6 Pin PCI-E

I'm guessing that I don't need the +2 pin at all, if they were all 6 pin they would work?
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April 29, 2011 10:21:02 PM

Too many people under estimate the importance of a strong, quality power supply. Choose one from Corsair, Antec TP, or Seasonic...
650watts will work for any single GPU system. (you need 550watts for a GTX 460)
850Watts will work for all but the highest end dual GPU systems. (about 700--750watts for a pair of 460's)

I'd go for a good solid 850. I you choose some thing like my favorite, Corsair HX850, it has a seven (7) year warranty, your like going to be Way past those 460's by then, so, I would NOT plan for "Just enough power...." and go with a smaller supply...


http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

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April 30, 2011 12:08:11 AM

jb6684 said:
Too many people under estimate the importance of a strong, quality power supply. Choose one from Corsair, Antec TP, or Seasonic...
650watts will work for any single GPU system. (you need 550watts for a GTX 460)
850Watts will work for all but the highest end dual GPU systems. (about 700--750watts for a pair of 460's)

I'd go for a good solid 850. I you choose some thing like my favorite, Corsair HX850, it has a seven (7) year warranty, your like going to be Way past those 460's by then, so, I would NOT plan for "Just enough power...." and go with a smaller supply...


http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm


Dang man, 850w psu's are expensive these days.

I was able to find this antec though that I think should do the job.

Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W ($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's got 4 PCI-E connections and it has 2 +12v rails with 22A and 2 +12v rails with 25A.

Thoughts?
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April 30, 2011 12:14:17 AM

Leetsauce said:
Dang man, 850w psu's are expensive these days.

I was able to find this antec though that I think should do the job.

Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W ($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's got 4 PCI-E connections and it has 2 +12v rails with 22A and 2 +12v rails with 25A.

Thoughts?

That is the first one I linked to
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April 30, 2011 12:46:10 AM

delluser1 said:
That is the first one I linked to


Oh, sorry mate! I knew I had seen that before somewhere from someone. :sarcastic: 
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April 30, 2011 1:00:03 AM

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