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  • 46% (26)
    650 Watts
  • 30% (17)
    700 Watts
  • 12% (7)
    750 Watts
  • 10% (6)
    Other
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post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
From the love of power, I always recommend 700w PSU's for any machine. It provides more than enough power for anything and everything.
While you can never have too big of a power supply, why would you do that? The average gamer with a dual core and a upper mid-end gpu (8800gt, 3870, etc...) will never need more than 300W so a 500W PSU is already a bit on the side of overkill. So, for quite a few people a 700W PSU is completely unnecessary. I'm not one to skimp on the PSU, but a blanket recommendation of 700W is silly and a waste of money.
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post #12 of 36
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While you can never have too big of a power supply, why would you do that? The average gamer with a dual core and a upper mid-end gpu (8800gt, 3870, etc...) will never need more than 300W so a 500W PSU is already a bit on the side of overkill. So, for quite a few people a 700W PSU is completely unnecessary. I'm not one to skimp on the PSU, but a blanket recommendation of 700W is silly and a waste of money.
Better to have more then what you need. Besides the stronger the PSU the more room to grow in terms of components. Say if he wanted to upgrade to two 8800GTs? he would need more then 300W which each card at 425. for bfg that is.
    
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post #13 of 36
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... you can never have too big of a power supply...
yeah you can... my rosewill 950w barely fit in my p180. took about 10 mins of pushing and pulling to make it fit.

650 is plenty, but id go 750 just to be safe and have a buffer zone.
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post #14 of 36
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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
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).
Sorry alittle off topic, but this is the first time hearing about buy.com

Tell me, are these same:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
http://www.buy.com/prod/asus-p5n-e-s...208166284.html

Back to topic. I would get the 750watts, but corsair does not fit my budget it i get it
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post #15 of 36
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

428 watts and I added dvdrw, front card reader and 3500 @ 1.4 volts
Edited by CravinR1 - 6/16/08 at 8:37pm
post #16 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by gex80 View Post
Better to have more then what you need. Besides the stronger the PSU the more room to grow in terms of components. Say if he wanted to upgrade to two 8800GTs? he would need more then 300W which each card at 425. for bfg that is.
I'm not saying everyone is fine with a 500W psu. If you have a sli/crossfire capable mobo and you think you may upgrade in the future, then of course buy something a little more powerful. But apart from enthusiast forums like this, what overall percentage of people ever run sli/crossfire? I don't know exact numbers but I can't imagine it would be over single digits.
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Originally Posted by mnishimura00 View Post
yeah you can... my rosewill 950w barely fit in my p180. took about 10 mins of pushing and pulling to make it fit.

650 is plenty, but id go 750 just to be safe and have a buffer zone.
I didn't mean physical size, more in terms of power capabilities
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Sorry alittle off topic, but this is the first time hearing about buy.com

Tell me, are these same:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
http://www.buy.com/prod/asus-p5n-e-s...208166284.html

Back to topic. I would get the 750watts, but corsair does not fit my budget it i get it
AFAIK ASUS only makes one 650i sli mobo so yes they are the same. Oh and what exactly is your budget? In terms of quality 750W PSUs they don't come much cheaper than the Corsair.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
Unnecessary, it has already been stated that a 650W will be more than enough. If I had to guess his rig will hit no more ~450W (probably closer to 400W) at full load with overclocking.
Edited by shinji2k - 6/16/08 at 8:38pm
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post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
AFAIK ASUS only makes one 650i sli mobo so yes they are the same. Oh and what exactly is your budget? In terms of quality 750W PSUs they don't come much cheaper than the Corsair.
Cool you just save me some money.

My budget is a about $700, i can go over that limit a little bit if needed too. Things i do not need are: cases, Rams, cd/dvd drives, speakers, or monitors

Quote:
Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

428 watts and I added dvdrw, front card reader and 3500 @ 1.4 volts
i must be doing something wrong, but they say i need a 1000 watts PSU
Edited by Zerg - 6/16/08 at 9:05pm
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post #18 of 36
I got ~400W from that calculator as well.
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post #19 of 36
To put things in perspective, my sig rig runs on a 500W piece of crap.

*waits for TT 1200W to arrive*

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post #20 of 36
My sig rig uses 435 watts:

E6400 @ 3.2 @ 1.3volts
4xDDR2 SDRam
4 x sata hd's
2 x DVDRW (sata)
Modem
Soundblaster
Front card reader
floppy
8800 GTS 320
2x80mm fans
1x120mm fan
100% load

Get one of these PSU's $70-90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...189012&bop=And
Edited by CravinR1 - 6/16/08 at 9:27pm
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