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is 500W enough power for an asus p5b-e, e6300, 250gb hd, 256mb video card, and a dvd burnner? btw im overclocking the e6300 to about 3ghz.
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post #2 of 18
Well 500w should be enough, but you want to look at the 12v+ rail output, its really more important than the rated wattage of a psu. For a system like that, youll want atleast about 32amps on the 12+ rail(s)...
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Whats your budget?
    
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post #4 of 18
Yeh what Niko said. What budget?

I feel Pc+p coming or a ocz.
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It depends what kind of videocard, for example a X1950XT 256mb would draw quite a lot of power.
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post #6 of 18
I think someone asked a similar question to this, but ill still answer the same LOL

Get a little more than what you need. I dont mean if you NEED 400watts get 1100watt power supply but I would say if you NEED 400 get a 550 just in case later in the future you upgrade your graphics card or something of that nature that is more power demanding than what you now have so that way you only have to upgrade the card not card and power supply.

But thats IMO

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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
It depends what kind of videocard, for example a X1950XT 256mb would draw quite a lot of power.
This as well for example my card X850XT - PE Stock no OC pulls 283watts under full load.
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post #7 of 18
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budget is around 130ish more or less, video card i plan on using is the a sapphire ATi X1950 PRO.
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post #8 of 18
Fortron, tis the way to go this side of PC P and C...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934
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post #9 of 18
I have an Ultra X-Connect 600watt that I was able to pick up for just under $60
They usually retail about $90 and what I like is 2 things about it.
1. 120mm fan
2. The cables can be plugged in as needed, Like a normal PS you have 50 cables lol and only use half of them with these you only plug in the cables into the power supply that you need.

This is what I have
http://microcenter.com/byos/byos_sin...uct_id=0244285
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post #10 of 18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Settle for nothing less. This is THE PSU to buy in this price range, and a ton of room for upgrades, even Crossfire and RAID Raptors, etc. I would always say buy near the top of your PSU budget to get the best you can, as it can migrate from rig to rig. In the <$130 range, there isn't really a PSU that can best this one for all around performance, reliability, and raw power.
    
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