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I can't decide which PSU to use. My Antec or Ultra (Dual 17 amp vs. single 34 amp)

post #1 of 26
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Right now I have the Antec TP-II 430 watt psu with dual 17 amp 12V rails.

I also have an unopened Ultra Xconnect 500 watt continuous psu with a single 34 amp rail

Which one would be best for my new setup:

Abit IP35-E mobo
Q6600 -overclocked
NV 8800GT
2x2Gb PC2 8000
2X SATA HDD
1X IDE HDD
2X DVD-R

So, would a single 34 amp rail be enough for this setup? The manual for my 8800Gt says it needs at least a 400 watt PSU with 28 amps minimum.

do you recommend more than 34 amps for a 500W continuous PSU?
post #2 of 26
that 500watt should be fine
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post #3 of 26
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I just used the online PSU and it recommened a 700W PSU!!!

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html
post #4 of 26
The Antec TP-II 430 has max 31A on 12v rails so both are fine but I would go for Antec instead.
post #5 of 26
The Antec is a much better PSU. Stick with that, it should power your new rig just fine.
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post #6 of 26
The online calculaters suck... especially Neweggs. It's an absolute nonsense.

Ultra XConnect 500w is not a great PSU.

Single vs Multirail doesn't matter.

Antec TP-II 430w should be ok for your system for the most part. If you want to heavily overclock or add more components, I would look into the Corsair 550VX or 520HX.... anything it that range and quality.
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post #7 of 26
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So it's unanimous that the 430 watt Antec is better than the 500 watt Ultra Xconnect even for an overclocked Q6600?....
post #8 of 26
Go with Antec yeah. Better PSU.
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post #9 of 26
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Maybe I'll just use both. The Antec for the CPU/peripherals and the Ultra for the video card.
post #10 of 26
I would just use the Antec alone. You can keep the Ultra for a backup.
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