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450Watt really enough for C2D?

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I'm starting to wonder whether 450W is really enough for my new system (I haven't bought it yet).
My graphics card alone uses 200W on load, according to Tom's Hardware. So I can't imagine how much power my CPU (e6600) and motherboard (Gigabyte DS3 or ASUS P5B Deluxe) will consume, as well has two hard drives, a cd drive, 1-2 sticks of ram (DDR2 800), and potentially a sound card. And some room for overclocking... (if needed?)

I don't know much about power supplies, what brands to get, etc... (except some people already helped my choose this 450Watt power supply) Or is 450Watts enough?
post #2 of 6
it should be, if your still going to use that gfx card in your new build, change your hd specs, its suppose to be 160gb+100gb lol mb
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The GPU dosen't use 200w ALONE on load, I don't even think a 8800GTX does. The FSP I showed you should power it all just fine.
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Yah - an x700 does not need 200W by itself. You should be fine with a C2D, an x700, and a 450W PSU
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Originally Posted by Satek View Post
it should be, if your still going to use that gfx card in your new build, change your hd specs, its suppose to be 160gb+100gb lol mb
Oops.

Btw, I'm getting a new graphics card. Just to clear that up. (x1950Pro) I'm building a completely new rig.

Edit: Sweet PSU calculator. Thanks.
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