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would a Tagan 400Watt be enough to power the system in my sig ?
and i mean with that 1.55V Vcore 3V vDimm and 1.5V GPU
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That would be at the absolute minimum, it's not safe to run that system (especialy with the 7900GTX) on just 400 watts. Look for a PSU with at least 550 watts, and a total of at least 40 amps on the 12v+ rails.

Remember, the PSU is the heart of the system. You don't want to cheap-out here. Some good brands include OCZ, PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone, Thermaltake, Coolermaster, and Antec.
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wel that cost a lot of money lol can i use the 420Watt Tagan temporarly then ?it only costs 24 euros and i have a no brand 400watt crappy psu now
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wel that cost a lot of money lol can i use the 420Watt Tagan temporarly then ?it only costs 24 euros and i have a no brand 400watt crappy psu now
You could use it, but don't overclock the system at all and try not to put too heavy a load on it.
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i have a 400watt no-brand 20a on the 12V Rail now and i overclocked almost everything inside this system and its still stable
the psu i want to buy is this one
http://www.3dvelocity.com/reviews/tagan/tg480.htm
with 28A on the V12 Rail thats a lot of improvement then mine and it has 480Watt
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i have a 400watt no-brand 20a on the 12V Rail now and i overclocked almost everything inside this system and its still stable
the psu i want to buy is this one
http://www.3dvelocity.com/reviews/tagan/tg480.htm
with 28A on the V12 Rail thats a lot of improvement then mine and it has 480Watt
ok, you're cool.

having a good PSU is like having some good condoms. you can buy cheap ones and they'll work once and awhile, but eventually you're going to catch something.

if you buy the more expensive ones, you'll be a lot safer.

you're going to fry your 400w because you're not putting out enough amps on your 12v rail. you're making your PSU work too hard. nVidia recommends around 36 amps on your 12v rail i believe just for one 7900 GTX. so if you're going to use a 400w thats fine, just don't ask us for our recommendations, then blast us that you're using this fine piece of poop and its working just fine....

you need to stick with what chipp said. something around 550w+ and preferrably nuuo (i think thats the name), antec, pc power and cooling, or ocz. a 550w cost around $75-100 bucks.
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LOL, that is dangerous running that little a PSU for such an powerful rig.
What sites do you usually buy from? I can try to find one - also, please define your budget.
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post #8 of 12
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i didnt wanna blast anyone off i just sed i was running it overclocked i already put it back to normal now and Tagan is a good brand is it not ? mhhh nothing above 100 €
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i didnt wanna blast anyone off i just sed i was running it overclocked i already put it back to normal now and Tagan is a good brand is it not ? mhhh nothing above 100 €
never messed w/ tagan, but their rails seem awfully low.
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i didnt wanna blast anyone off i just sed i was running it overclocked i already put it back to normal now and Tagan is a good brand is it not ? mhhh nothing above 100 €
We're not saying that Tagan is not a good brand, we're just saying that the specific PSU that you have right nowis a little underpowered for your system. If it was an Antec or another brand, I'd be saying the same thing.
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