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I'm currently using an OCZ PowerStream 520W.

I've been using it for about 8-16 months. And I'm thinking about getting a new power supply and selling this one. I bought the PSU when it was going for ~$150. I just recently got 3x Seagate 320GB PWT hard drives, and I plan on getting an X-Fi XtremeGamer and a DX10 Videocard (depending on how popular DX10 games are @ the time of release).

So do you guys think I should wait it out and see what DX10 has to offer as far as power requirements becuase I am aware the G80 will use 2x PCI-E Power Connectors for one single card.

Any Opinions & Suggestions Please.
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post #2 of 20
go for the new OCZ 850watt
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post #4 of 20
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Getting either one of those doesn't quite answer my question(s).

Will I still need more power after I buy one of those for a G80 or so?
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post #5 of 20
if u buy a silencer u wont have any trouble runing a single g80 card. but with sli g80 u would need probaly 1kw
    
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post #6 of 20
You can run a single card off of your power supply now. Trust me. I read a review with a higher ended system with a 8800 GTX used less than 400 watts under full load. If you dont believe me then go look for it..Its around here somewhere.
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Thats brutal! Are you saying the 8800gtx alone uses 400watt? or the whoel system ran on a 400watt?
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
Thats brutal! Are you saying the 8800gtx alone uses 400watt? or the whoel system ran on a 400watt?
The whole system! 321 watts used total @ full load on a QX6700 system... Link below \\/
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by lightsource View Post
I'm currently using an OCZ PowerStream 520W.

I've been using it for about 8-16 months. And I'm thinking about getting a new power supply and selling this one. I bought the PSU when it was going for ~$150. I just recently got 3x Seagate 320GB PWT hard drives, and I plan on getting an X-Fi XtremeGamer and a DX10 Videocard (depending on how popular DX10 games are @ the time of release).

So do you guys think I should wait it out and see what DX10 has to offer as far as power requirements becuase I am aware the G80 will use 2x PCI-E Power Connectors for one single card.

Any Opinions & Suggestions Please.
READ this>>>http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4812 and keep your PSU..
post #10 of 20
Keeped or go OCZ 700wtt.The 700 have what you need for single card.
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