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I'm trying to figure out what power supply to buy. To tell you the truth, I'm really confused by all the stats given by each manufacturer.

Heres what I'm building:

ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131153

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

GeForce 8600GTS XFX "XXX"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150227

Corsiar Dominator 2x (1GB) 8500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145043

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I found this PSU as a start:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=28

or what about one of these?

Antec True Power Trio
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371001

I don't plan on overclocking to much but think about getting another video for SLI.

What power supply should I get for this setup?

Thanks

Edit: In response to the guy below me.. I plan on spending around $100.


Alitte off topic here, but.. the Video Card I linked above is the XFX "XXX" model of the card which is highly recommended in reviews I've read. Theres this other EVGA model that I've found that advertises that its "Super Clocked".

What does this mean? Heres a link to the EVGA 8600:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130086

The only 2 differences I could find are that the EVGA "Super Clocked" has alittle less memory speed and the addition of S-Video and composite.
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post #2 of 22
what is your price range?
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I have a cheapo 550w Antec and I can't say enough good about. I've treated it like h___...shorted out molex cables several times, pops off right away, takes a breath (probably sighs), then starts right up again on its own, no fu no muss...keeps on chuging away.

It also runs very cool, very quiet, etc, etc,

I'd go for it (dosn't have great rating though does it)

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I'd like to spend the least as possible, but it seems around +/- $100 bucks is the lowest your going to pay for a PSU that won't malnourish or kill your computer.

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post #5 of 22
Superclocked simply means that the GPU is set up with faster clock speeds than the regular version of the card. Your XFX 8600GTS XXX is super clocked, it's just that XFX uses "XXX" to denote that term.

That Corsair PSU you suggested is quite good, and will power your system I would think. If you plan on going SLI, though, I suggest either the 650W version of the Corsair or going with another brand that has 700W+ capabilities.
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post #6 of 22
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The problem is that if I'd get the 620W version its another $50 bones. Now were talking about a whole new price range and ball park. If I was going to spend $150-170 I think I could find something better, quieter, higher powered than that. (maybe something 700+ rather than 620)

$170 is alot to spend on a PSU. The Corsair I chose out was recommended for SLI. Are you sure it wouldn't be smooth to SLI with it?

Maybe theres another PSU around the $120-140 range that would suit me better.

Thanks so far guys, Y'all have been a real help.



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Originally Posted by greygoose View Post
The problem is that if I'd get the 620W version its another $50 bones. Now were talking about a whole new price range and ball park. If I was going to spend $150-170 I think I could find something better, quieter, higher powered than that. (maybe something 700+ rather than 620)

$170 is alot to spend on a PSU. The Corsair I chose out was recommended for SLI. Are you sure it wouldn't be smooth to SLI with it?

Maybe theres another PSU around the $120-140 range that would suit me better.

Thanks so far guys, Y'all have been a real help.



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$150 is not a lot to spend on a PSU. Many will argue that the PSU is the one place that you cannot skimp on quality. You can't judge a PSU by its wattage completely, either. The 620W Corsair PSU is better than many other, higher-rated PSUs.
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post #8 of 22
That Corsair 620W PSU was tested using two 8800GTX's SLied and performed flawlessly in CPU Magazine's testing. I wouldn't suggest using it in this setup 24/7 though!
post #9 of 22
Dude, Antec True Power Trio 650watt was 80 dollars (No rebates!) at CompUSA last week! It might be still, who knows.
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post #10 of 22
Ok, we're talking $945 (without shipping) here for the CPU/MOBO/RAM/Video/PSU combination.

You could have done better overall for that money:
Total: $950.96

What does it matter how much you spend on each part. The main thing is that you build a balanced rig for the budget. There is no reason to spend that much on RAM and skimp on the PSU. If you plan to stay single, the 520W Corsair is fine. However, for SLI (other than 8800GTX/Ultra), I'd recommend the 620W or the Silverstone OP/DA series
    
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