Recommended Power supply?

What kind of wattage power supply should I buy for this system?

I'm going to run 5 - video cards which will be the EVGA GT 430's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130609&cm_re=GT_430-_-14-130-609-_-Product

Yes I know they won't game It isn't for gaming :D

But the rest of my specs are as followed

Msi am3 motherboard
1 hard drive
1 dvd rom
Am3 6 core 1100t
16gb's of ram 4 sticks total
6 - 120mm case fans.

I just don't know what kind of wattage power supply I should buy because I don't want to under buy but I also don't want to over buy.

Thanks for the help.
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  1. 5 GT 430s isnt a good use of money on video cards, what do you plan on using the system to do? I assume it involves about 10 monitors, if thats the case then you might want to pick up 5 5450s instead, they will use less power(20W vs 50W for the 430) so you could get by with all of them on a good 450W unit instead of a 600W unit
  2. ColtonC48 said:
    What kind of wattage power supply should I buy for this system?

    I'm going to run 5 - video cards which will be the EVGA GT 430's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130609&cm_re=GT_430-_-14-130-609-_-Product

    Yes I know they won't game It isn't for gaming :D

    But the rest of my specs are as followed

    Msi am3 motherboard
    1 hard drive
    1 dvd rom
    Am3 6 core 1100t
    16gb's of ram 4 sticks total
    6 - 120mm case fans.

    I just don't know what kind of wattage power supply I should buy because I don't want to under buy but I also don't want to over buy.

    Thanks for the help.

    500 Watts with a minimum of 38.4 Amps on the combined +12 Volt rail(s).

    The Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W fits the requirement.
  3. This is a killer deal. $39.99 after rebate ($10) and promo code ($20 gift card) and free shipping.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022&cm_re=fatal1ty-_-17-341-022-_-Product

    I've personally used one of these for over 2 years now. It's a solid unit with 3yr warranty. And I did get my rebate.
  4. @OP, tell us what you plan to use this system for, your choice of graphics card is very poor for every use i can think of. It has a low price/performance ratio. as said above, if our just driving lots of monitors, most amd/ati cards can drive 3 monitors per card and there are some that can drive more again.
  5. I plan to use it for stock charting and not much more.

    It was between this and a 9500GT and this looks better.

    I don't plan on gaming I just plan on using it for windows and internet explorer.

    I understand you can go wit ATI however this is a double dual linked card and ati doesn't offer that on most cards unless you pay a bit more.

    I guess my question is imagine all 5 video cards were running at 100 percent with the cpu at 100 percent as well what would be a safe power supply to put in?
  6. ColtonC48 said:
    I plan to use it for stock charting and not much more.

    It was between this and a 9500GT and this looks better.

    I don't plan on gaming I just plan on using it for windows and internet explorer.

    I understand you can go wit ATI however this is a double dual linked card and ati doesn't offer that on most cards unless you pay a bit more.

    I guess my question is imagine all 5 video cards were running at 100 percent with the cpu at 100 percent as well what would be a safe power supply to put in?

    500 Watts with a minimum of 38.4 Amps on the combined +12 Volt rail(s) as I replied above.
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