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I was going to get the Eartwatts 500 off newegg but then i found this-


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371044

Its In stock on ebay for 60 NEW with Warranty, Looks like it would work perfect.. what do you think? i know nothing about dual rails and amps. i did power supply rating said recommended was 530 watts.
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It's overkill for your system.. 10$ more you don't need to spend.
Who came up with that 530W suggestion?.. your system draws less than 300W at full load.
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post
It's overkill for your system.. 10$ more you don't need to spend.
Who came up with that 530W suggestion?.. your system draws less than 300W at full load.

I don't see how it would, i have lots of 80 mm fans 1 120m, i need it all running max and oced... also getting x4 955
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post #4 of 34
I'd say go with a 400 or 450 watt. Unless you plan on upgrading in the future to some better hardware, you'd be fine with that. If you plan on upgrading in the future, you could plan ahead and just get yourself a 500-550 watt I suppose, maybe more depending on what your plans were for the upgrade. Some would argue its better to get too much than to regret getting too little I suppose.
Edited by Allen86 - 10/27/11 at 1:02am
    
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I don't see how it would, i have lots of 80 mm fans 1 120m, i need it all running max and oced... also getting x4 955
Your fans mean nothing unless they're high revving server grade, which I doubt since 4K RPM 80mm fans are deafening..

X4 955 ~ 130W
5830 ~ 140W
the rest <50W

^and that's at full load which rarely happens unless you're running some distributed computing app continuously.
post #6 of 34
Getting a bigger psu is always a good idea. It's future proofing your system and you can never have too much power.
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post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by Dan816 View Post
Getting a bigger psu is always a good idea. It's future proofing your system and you can never have too much power.
That's the worst 'advice' you can give.. your only excuse is ignorance, in which case you should read more and post less

Saying you 'can't have too much power' is like admitting the following fact.. "I'm so clueless that I can't wrap my head around a basic concept and estimate with a minute amount of certainty my actual needs, as so I better overdo it to such a degree that I can't rest assured I won't **** up" and this is why you shouldn't give advice on stuff you know nothing about, you're not helping.
Edited by Original Sin - 10/27/11 at 1:12am
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Why do people keep saying "It's overkill for your system" ?!! its not. I say go for it, what if he want to get a 1090T or he wants to CF his graphic card.
    
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post #9 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by dan816 View Post
getting a bigger psu is always a good idea. It's future proofing your system and you can never have too much power.
+1
    
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post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post
That's the worst 'advice' you can give.. your only excuse is ignorance, in which case you should read more and post less
That comment was really not necessary...

However I do agree that it's pretty pointless to get a 700W PSU if you are a budget gamer. I mean if you have an HD5830 and upgrade to a Phenom II platform you probably won't ever get a dual GPU setup so a quality 600-650W PSU will be the max you'll ever need.

@OP

A Seasonic, Corsair or Antec TruePower 500-550W PSU will easily handle your setup maxed out (OC'ing).

EDIT:

Please disregard what I said up above, I was way off with my reading comprehension
However I still advice what's written in the emboldened part. Quality is really important if you get a PSU.
Edited by TheBlademaster01 - 10/27/11 at 1:18am
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