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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371005

I was wondering if this PSU is good for me, i see on sites that the 7900 GT needs 22 A, (i only have 16, never had problems, other than the known 7900 problems) combined the two +12v rails there is 34A. Is it right to say i can combine those or are they separate? Is 380w enough for me? it's 80+ certified so the watts are distributed better, and it runs cooler. It's a good brand, good series, and just looks good.

I saw a review for it and it ran an 8800 GT fine.
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My current PSU is: http://www.newpowersupply.com/product-pr-749.html
Edited by Masterchief3k - 6/16/08 at 8:21pm
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Personally, I would get something higher to aid in future expansion. At min. I'd go with the 500w version here.
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Get the EarthWatts 430 for $30 AR with free shipping. It was a Seasonic built PSU but I believe Delta builds them now. The Seasonic ones were great for the price but not sure about the Deltas now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371006
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Yeah I would go with the 430w just in case.

It's a great choice, I got the 380w and its silent!
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post #5 of 6
Get the EA430 for sure, especially with a o'cd 7900GT
380w = 27amps
430w = 30amps
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i got 380....

on http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

It said i'd only need 237 watts. and the two rails add up to be 34 amps, and that is way more than i have now. this PSU will be about 15% more efficient too, less wasted power, but i guess the 430 would have been better. i'll see when i get it. i've seen people manage 8800GT dual core machines with a 300 watt PSU just fine with only 25 A on their +12v

Antec notes that the 80+ efficiency is between 20% and 100% load and most of the time, it won't be no more than 90% load. personally i think it will be just fine for a few years, i will give my current PSU away, or sell it for $5. XD
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