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June 30, 2011 8:34:42 PM

Hi!

I'm getting ready to upgrade my PSU and I just need some help regarding this issue.

I've got a Delta Electronics 400 W PSU currently, and my system always seems to be loud even when I'm not doing anything intensive. Apparently I have the "reccomended" PSU for my 9800 GT graphics card. But I'm kind of concerned it may overheat.

I'm looking at upgrading to a 600 W or higher but I need to know what's overkill or what would be the best for my system.

My CPU is the following if you need that information;

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz.

I was also kind of thinking about upgrading my graphics card so I feel like I may need the PSU regardless of it currently needs it.

Anyways any help or suggestions would be great. Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2011 9:13:00 PM

depends on how high you wanna upgrade and how much you wanna spend
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a c 1180 ) Power supply
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June 30, 2011 9:15:07 PM

glh92 said:
Hi!

I'm getting ready to upgrade my PSU and I just need some help regarding this issue.

I've got a Delta Electronics 400 W PSU currently, and my system always seems to be loud even when I'm not doing anything intensive. Apparently I have the "reccomended" PSU for my 9800 GT graphics card. But I'm kind of concerned it may overheat.

I'm looking at upgrading to a 600 W or higher but I need to know what's overkill or what would be the best for my system.

My CPU is the following if you need that information;

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz.

I was also kind of thinking about upgrading my graphics card so I feel like I may need the PSU regardless of it currently needs it.

Anyways any help or suggestions would be great. Thanks.

A 600 Watt PSU like the Corsair Gaming Series CMPSU-600G with its single +12 Volt rail continuous current rating of 48 Amps is enough to power a single GeForce GTX 580 or Radeon HD 6970 graphics card system.
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June 30, 2011 9:22:51 PM

@ obsidian86: 600W and up and I'm looking at about $150-$200.

@ ko888: Thanks for the suggestion dude.
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July 7, 2011 12:07:06 AM

Best answer selected by glh92.
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a b ) Power supply
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July 7, 2011 6:05:48 AM

your current psu is probably ok for that gpu.
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