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PSU, 8800gts and overclocking?

post #1 of 15
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i plan to buy the 8800GTS and i want to make sure my PSU will handle all the stuff in my rig. of course considering i will overclock everything i can (i don't hang out around here for nothing )

psu= Antec phantom 500w

cpu= e6600 with 120mm
fans= 3x 120mm + 1x 200mm
hard drive= 2x 120 gig western digital
optical= dvd-rom + dvd-ram

all this stuff is mostly in my 'rig sig'

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post #2 of 15
For the GTX a 400W is required, so the GTS should be fine with that PSU you have right now. If not? then get the Thermaltake dedicated PSU for $50.
post #3 of 15
i have Antec Neo HE 500 and it can support everthing in my sig rig
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Personally i would get a new one just incase. You can never have too many watts for a system like that if it really worries you i would get a deddicated psu or just invest in a OCZ 600/700W or the PC p&c psu's. The worst thing you can do is be cheap on a psu
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post #5 of 15
go with a 600+ on the safe side if you ever go sli.. my 450 seems shabby!
post #6 of 15
Look at my specs... I run everything really gud and smooth. the PSU isnt even on load... I plan to get either custom w/c or Tuniq Tower 120 and o/c the hell out of my cpu and vga... so ur PSU should be able to handle ur upcoming system quite easy.
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Can't ask/offer hardware except in the For Sale section and you need to have the required reps to do so, sorry.
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Can't ask/offer hardware except in the For Sale section and you need to have the required reps to do so, sorry.

sorry about that, i was making a joke
    
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post #9 of 15
Yes your PSU should be fine..The amperage looks good to go also. However when i get that card..If i do i may get the Dedicated PSU for it from thermaltake also.
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Yes your PSU should be fine..The amperage looks good to go also. However when i get that card..If i do i may get the Dedicated PSU for it from thermaltake also.

what's the name of that dedicated psu?
    
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