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post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post
Look at my sig rig, yeesh.
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The minimum wattage for a 8800GT ON THE BOX says 400 watts...
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post #12 of 28
I would say that you need "1.21 gigawatts", lol.


Edited by killerhz - 6/9/08 at 10:58am
post #13 of 28
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp

Use this to calculate your system and see how much watts you really need.
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post #14 of 28
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Ok how about this PSU guys?

Rosewill Stallion Series Dual Ball Bearing Fan RD400-2-DB ATX V2.2 400W
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rk=False&Page=)

With free shipping this is actually only like $8 more than the Antec I listed above...
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post #15 of 28
We actually use those Rosewill PSU's all the time in my office for building customer PC's, and they work great to be honest. Although some here may disagree, they are good PSU's IMO. I have never had any issues with the Earthwatts series either, great PSU's, since they are actually made by Seasonic.
post #16 of 28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371007
Earthwatts are better than the Basic
500w @ 34amps
post #17 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371007
Earthwatts are better than the Basic
500w @ 34amps
Yes this one is great, in fact it is what I have in my sig rig...

Unfortunately, as cheap as it is, it is going over my budget for this new machine.
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post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
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The minimum wattage for a 8800GT ON THE BOX says 400 watts...
And? It's been running 24/7 for about two weeks now.
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post #19 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by low strife View Post
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The minimum wattage for a 8800GT ON THE BOX says 400 watts...
That is assuming that most PSUs out there are garbage. A good 300W (like that earthmax) is plenty for a rig like his.

I've run an OC'd G80, A Q66 @3.8, about 20 fans and plenty of drives off of a 350W FSP. For days.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104901

For the price though, that 500W Earthwatts is hard to beat. (although the 350W has the same AMPs on the 12v rails.)
Edited by TheEddie - 6/9/08 at 11:29am
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post
And? It's been running 24/7 for about two weeks now.
I don't know why they think he'll need 400W for such a simple system. My system uses a 200W power supply. 400W is a suggestion from the manufacturer, an overestimate is better than an underestimate. Thing is, these cards don't really need that much power, just 12v, so make sure you have it, and you're fine.
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