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Hey,

Im finally at the final steps of my journey to building my own budget yet mildly impressive rig, and the final part is choosing the right psu.
Do you think that 600 watts is enough for my build?

Specs are on my sig, please ignore the power supply written there because thats what im going to replace. BTW, keep in mind that the gpu on my sig is not installed yet because i know that my current psu cant handle the load, being 450w and all.

Thanks!

~Edit~
And please, if you can, please refrain from telling me to use a power supply calculator. Because newegg said that the minimum for my build is 595w and eXtreme said that the minimum is 440w.
Edited by GreedExx - 5/12/11 at 6:04am
    
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post #2 of 24
600W will be enough.

See my signature PC? Add a GeForce 8800GT OC to that and my 610W PSU powers it fine (at least it has a few times).

What matters is what kind of 600W PSU it is. Not all are rated equal. Some do it better than others. What options are you looking at? What's your budget?
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my system takes 400 watt max at full load
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your sig build? more than enough
    
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600w power supply will be more than enough for you! but try and use a recognised company such as Corsair, Thermaltake, Coolmaster or Antec
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My gtx 275 backup.folding rig runs 24/7 on an antec EA430w.
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post #7 of 24
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My budget is from $68 to $80. And I've been eyeballing the CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 600W which costs like $80 at my nearest computer shop. Is that psu good enough?
    
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post #8 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post
My gtx 275 backup.folding rig runs 24/7 on an antec EA430w.
Really?? So can I use the psu on my sig? Some guys here in Overclock.net said that my psu is not enough for my rig, and I asked them like 2 months ago. What processor did you use with the gtx 275 on your antec 430w?
    
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreedExx View Post
My budget is from $68 to $80. And I've been eyeballing the CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 600W which costs like $80 at my nearest computer shop. Is that psu good enough?
buy off online. its cheaper

look even on amazon

any besides you can find power supply deals all the time like this
Newegg has CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply for $44.99 - $8 off code EMCKEJK59 - $20 Mail in Rebate = $16.99. Shipping is free.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZixacunX View Post
buy off online. its cheaper

look even on amazon
Amazon.com: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 600W ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC Power Supply - (RS600-PCARE3-US): Electronics

any besides you can find power supply deals all the time like this
Newegg has CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply for $44.99 - $8 off code EMCKEJK59 - $20 Mail in Rebate = $16.99. Shipping is free.
Hmm amazon's gonna take like 18-30 days to ship here(I live in Dubai), and I really want to play Bad Company 2 now. :|

Based on your recommendations, a 430w is enough for my rig? Well I already have a gigabyte 450w but some guys here in overclock said that my current psu is not enough. So is it ok to use my current psu? Gtx 275 requires 550w as said on the nvidia website btw.
    
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