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Will My Old PSU Work? (new rig comming, E6660, 8800GTS..)

post #1 of 10
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I think this is going to work but I just wanted to check. I have the PSU below and just need to make sure it's going to be OK for my new rig and some modest overclocking. I plan on getting a new PSU, but just not yet if I can help it.

Thanks for any help

I have this PSU
FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX500-A, 2.0 version, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 500W - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934


This is what I'm building:
-E6600
-8800GTS
-EVGA 680i
-Crucial 2GB DDR1000
-x2 320 Segate's
-x2 Plextor DVD R/W
- Zal 9700 HSF
-x4 Case Fans

I plan on moderate overclocking w/ Air Cooling.
post #2 of 10
i would suggest a little more to give you some headroom. FSP makes good PSUs though. How many power connectors does teh GTS have?

and you put "6660" in your title and "660" in your post instead of 6600. you might want to fix that. click edit, go advanced and you can edit the title.
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post #3 of 10
Barely. I'd go for something more beefy and one that has more A/Rail.
Linkage:
OCZ Technology - 700W
PC Power & Cooling Silencer - 750W

An E6600 running at 3.0GHz, SLi'd 8800GTSs (Later on), 2GB of Ram, and 2xOptical Drives, with 2xHDD will draw a lot of power, the 750 PCP&C is Quad SLi Certified and has a Quad SLi Verison, and the OCZ 700W is great for a Core2Duo + SLi.
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post #4 of 10
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E6600 fixed, thanks.


I think the 8800GTS only has 1 power connector.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071


It *seems* like I should be totally fine. I honestly don't want to get a new PSU until a few months down the road when I get another 8800GTS and SLI.

I found this SLI article.
http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=405

In the user comments is a quote from the bigger 8800GTX box:
Quote:
A 400W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 26A or more (Minimum system power requirement based on a typical PC configured with an Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor)
And, this article:
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...800gts/10.html
Quote:
The 8800 GTS has the highest idling power consumption out of all the competitors here -- it draws a full 27W more than the X1900 XT. On the other hand, it has the second-lowest power consumption when it's actually doing something useful. Props to NVIDIA for packing 2.5x as many transistors into this GPU, but still keeping power consumption while gaming at very reasonable levels!
And the EVGA 8800GTS requirments itself:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...1-AR&family=23
Quote:
Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 26 Amp Amps.)

On the FSP specs I see 12V@15A, 12V@15A.
If the 8800GTS is on it's own rail does that OK? I'm assuming the card specs call for 26A total on the 12V rail to handle everything in the system and the card.

UG... don't want to spend another $100 right now.
post #5 of 10
hmm.. 750 would be good if you are planning on SLi. i would go with the PCP&C recommended by Ninja_Boy
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post #6 of 10
Im gonna have to say you're def pushing it.
Maybe 500W is enough for the G80 but when you add up all the stuff you have listed I really dont think it will make it.
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post #7 of 10
My Antec NeoHE 550W just got killed with my setup and I added a Bigwater 745. It killed my PSU and I didn't even have the proc OCed back since I added the new perps. I would def suggest a more beefy PSU. You might want to go to 750W to have the headroom.
    
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post #8 of 10
you SHOULD be alright....
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post #9 of 10
You will be fine. But, if you are going to be adding a second GPU, overclocking your Conore to 3GHz, and/or going Raid 0, you need to get a new PSU. 750W Quad SLi Certified is the best way to, with the PC Power & Cooling Copper Silencer 750 Watt Power Supply Unit. You'll have enough power to never need to upgrade your PSU, plus it's only $200, which is cheap considering it's wattage, amps per rail, and quality.
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post #10 of 10
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Ahh.. I don't want to be paranoid. I found some actuall comments about that PSU getting voltage squirrly when overclocking with an 8800 and c2D



I just looked around a bit and Fry's Electronics has this in their ad from last week (good till this thursday) for $114. Which is $30 cheaper than newegg. I assume it's the same model as on newegg. There's only one 700W version of that product name.

NewEgg: ($144)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Fry's Ad: ($114)
(it's right under the motherboard - mouse hover for a big popup)
http://shopping.dallasnews.com/ROP/a...vid=2519&type=
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