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sorry for noob question, im new here.

nvidia recommends a 450W minimum power supplywith at least 30 amps, so how much do i need?
i was gonna go with antec basiq 500W PSU (is antec a good company?)

my Computer:
amd 64 x2 4200+
2 gigs of ram
1 dvd-rw drive
1 250gb hdd
basic mobo
9-1 card reader
built in nic card (etc)

i tried using the power suply calculator thing but im confused..someone please tell me if the antec 500W is good enough to run the gtx on my computer
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post #2 of 23
if you own an 8800GTX id go with these... (below) it has 2 pci-E connectors so it draws 15amps from each one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153039
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agh...

anything cheaper?
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post #4 of 23
Don't cheap out on a power supply. You spent 650 dollars on a graphics card, then you're going to complain about giving it blood? C'mon!
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post #6 of 23
Yeah no doubt, get a quality psu. Or we will make you give that brand new card to somebody who will give it plenty of juice I wouldnt touch that corsair psu, the silverstone on the otherhand is pretty nice.
    
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post #7 of 23
wouldnt he be fine with a NUUO 550W?
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post #8 of 23
Thermaltakes aren't really notorious for their quality in PSU's. Antec is a pretty good company, but they aren't known for ultra high End PSUs.

NEVER CHEAP OUT ON A PSU!

This one has my vote

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703006
    
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post #9 of 23
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i might go with the silverstone, thanks
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
wouldnt he be fine with a NUUO 550W?
No the highest rail on a Nuuo is 20A which isnt enough as the two 6pin's would share the same rail.

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104015 I think Chozart and a few others use this one. He is running two x1900xt's off of it so I think it can take one 8800.

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