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How many sata cables is good for a psu

I have a biostar n68s3+ motherboard
Nvidia 8800 ultra gpu
500GB hard drive
Amd Athlon ii x3 pcu
Sony DVD drive and 8GB ram
How many Sata cables and pci-e connectors and pci express connectors do I need
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  1. Any PSU you buy will have enough SATA connectors, but possibly only one PCIe connector, in some cases (I don't know how many a 8800 Ultra needs, though).

    As far as wattage goes, 500W is what is recommended for the 8800 Ultra, from what I can find.

    Just try to find a 500-550W PSU with two PCIe connectors to be safe.
  2. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Any PSU you buy will have enough SATA connectors, but possibly only one PCIe connector, in some cases (I don't know how many a 8800 Ultra needs, though).

    As far as wattage goes, 500W is what is recommended for the 8800 Ultra, from what I can find.

    Just try to find a 500-550W PSU with two PCIe connectors to be safe.


    Will this be enough for everything?
    Dual PCI-Express connectors, 4 SATA connectors, and nine 4-pin power connectors - Dual PCI-E Connectors- Nvidia SLI (Scalable Link Interface) Compliant
  3. Yes, although I would like to know which PSU it is, just to make sure that the quality is at least decent.
  4. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Yes, although I would like to know which PSU it is, just to make sure that the quality is at least decent.


    It's a brand new thermaltake w0100 ru 500 watts. I searched for it on new egg amid it has 4 out of 5 eggs although it must be an older model because its discontinued but for 30 bucks new it seems like a good deal?
  5. Eh, Thermaltake PSU's are pretty bad, actually (I would never recommend one), but for that system, I think you'll be ok, if you already have it.

    I just wouldn't trust it for my own system.
  6. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Eh, Thermaltake PSU's are pretty bad, actually (I would never recommend one), but for that system, I think you'll be ok, if you already have it.

    I just wouldn't trust it for my own system.


    Ok any recommendations for a low budget but reliable 500 watt
  7. Best answer
    Well, "low budget" and "reliable" rarely ever go together in the same sentence, lol, but this is a great unit that I have no problems with recommending: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $59.99 and (and $10 off with a Promo code).
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