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post #11 of 24
While your current psu isn't anything spectacular it would still power a system with a single gtx275.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/968/7
Edited by Kasp1js - 5/12/11 at 6:33am
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by GreedExx View Post
~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.
Actually, you would find (with a little bit of searching) that we often advise against using such calculators. They are designed to waaaaaay overshoot, some with the intention of getting you to buy something you don't need.

600W is more than enough for your system. More than more than enough, actually. You would be fine with PSU that you have now.
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But we're talking about the whole rig. Well yes, I just upgraded to a q8300 from an e4500. So yes, my psu powered my e4500 and the gtx 275. I don't know if it still works the same with my q8300 AND the Gtx 275. Thats what bothers me, a whole lot.
    
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Actually, you would find (with a little bit of searching) that we often advise against using such calculators. They are designed to waaaaaay overshoot, some with the intention of getting you to buy something you don't need.

600W is more than enough for your system. More than more than enough, actually. You would be fine with PSU that you have now.
Are you sure? Because I don't want to wake up the next day seeing my computer all toasty and broken from overnight stability testing because I used my 450w on it. Several reviews for my psu said that they classify my psu as, lower than mediocre.
    
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post #15 of 24
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But we're talking about the whole rig. Well yes, I just upgraded to a q8300 from an e4500. So yes, my psu powered my e4500 and the gtx 275. I don't know if it still works the same with my q8300 AND the Gtx 275. Thats what bothers me, a whole lot.
We are telling you, it's not even remotely close to 600W. Nowhere near it.
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Are you sure? Because I don't want to wake up the next day seeing my computer all toasty and broken from overnight stability testing because I used my 450w on it. Several reviews for my psu said that they classify my psu as, lower than mediocre.
Here, then:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139017
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post #17 of 24
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@Plex:
But but but but, nvidia says that the minimum requirement for a gtx 275 is a 550w. Idk maybe its just a marketing propaganda or something. Not trying to be stubborn or anything, just trying to be on the safe side.

@Everyone:
Based on everybody's replies, I'll purchase a 600w. Planning to buy a 2x4gb ddr2 ram and 1 more 1tb sata drive so I guess 600w is enough. Thanks!
    
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post #18 of 24
dude i only load 330 watt at max as i told earlier thats 400W for a psu and yours is 420 so it doesnt matter

you could run it temporary and be patient and get a good one..
instead of buying a crappy one and cry later on, trust me buy it online.

also Dubai rocks

[edit] the recommended is for long use on 100% so 24/7 100% your psu needs 550 W it's marketing propaganda , but sometimes gaming you can do on temporary 400W
and your sig one is one.
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post #19 of 24
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also Dubai rocks

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Its incredibly hot and everything is expensive here, and its hot. Oh did I mention how hot it is here?!
    
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post #20 of 24
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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?
The Antec EA430D is an OEM Seasonic unit. It's a solid machine that can give 430w constantly without a sweat.

Lesser quality units usually cannot pull this off over extended periods of time.

I have a stock E8400 3Ghz dual core so the system is really only pulling most of the power to my BFG OC GTX 275 which only does around 200w at full load.

So yes, a solid 430w-550w off this list would do you some great service in your Quad Core/GTX275 system.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
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