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How many Watts does my "Dream Computer" need?

Poll Results: How many watts does my "Dream Computer" need?

 
  • 46% (26)
    650 Watts
  • 30% (17)
    700 Watts
  • 12% (7)
    750 Watts
  • 10% (6)
    Other
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post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 
Specs:
CPU: Intel Q6600 Quad-Core @ 3.5GHz
Video Card: 2x Geforce 9600GT (SLI) @ CC: 750MHz & MC:2000MHz
Memory: 2GB (2x 1GB) DDR2 800
Hard drive: Total 750GB (500GB + 250GB)

These are the specs I want to implement when i build this beast. But I'm at a tight budget and the last thing a i need is to get a overkill PSU or a too weak PSU. How many watts do i need and what brand to you suggest other than corsair?
Edited by Zerg - 6/16/08 at 6:16pm
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post #2 of 36
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post #3 of 36
650W with about 50A on the 12V will be more than enough. Some alternatives would be the Silencer 610, OP650, Seasonic S12 and Xigmatek 650.
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post #4 of 36
With a good psu with enough amps on the 12v rails, you probably only need 600w. Even the corasir 550w would probably be good enough since it has 41 amps on the 12v rail.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

its also pretty cheap. Great Psu, highly recommended
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post #5 of 36
yeah a good 650 or even 600 will do
    
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post #6 of 36
Thread Starter 
Good replys guys, but i have a question:
Why is this Corsair PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139002 more expensive than http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
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post #7 of 36
The 620 is modular and there is a quite a premium for it over non-modular.
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post #8 of 36
^^^^ What he said
    
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post #9 of 36
buy.com has slightly better prices on the Corsairs. Honestly, I would pick between the Corsair and Silencer or if you wanted modular the Xigmatek I listed is a good price. Another modular (and very quiet) alternative is the Zalman 600 but it doesn't have as much power on the 12V as the others (42A).
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post #10 of 36
From the love of power, I always recommend 700w PSU's for any machine. It provides more than enough power for anything and everything. Though 650w will be more than enough for you.
Edited by KamuiRSX - 6/16/08 at 6:42pm
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