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Hey guys -- just got a question about my budget gaming/editing/recording build. I'm trying to get all parts used/free or really cheap. Anyway, I've already got most of my parts and I was wondering about my power supply. Here's my rig so far:

PCChips P55G mobo
Intel Q6600 quad core cpu
4 GB of memory
1 IDE WD HD (5400 rpm)
1 SATA HD (not sure of brand)
I-Micro 375W 20/24pin Power Supply


I am considering purchasing a used 8800GT 256 mb from a guy at work for $40. The thing is, I don't want to have to buy a new PSU unless absolutely necessary. I know a 375 watt Dell would do the trick, but I have a feeling this PSU in this case is overrated and I definitely don't want to fry anything on my machine.

What do you thinK?
post #2 of 6
That PSU will prob short out or die really fast, I would get a better one
post #3 of 6
I would recommend you buy a power supply that is certified "80 plus" and "UL". UL is a safety certification and 80 plus is an efficiency certification. 375 watts is definitely enough, but I can guarantee that your power supply does not put out as advertised . The power supply u have may work, but just barely. You could be fine or you could short something out or fry the power supply. For safety's sake I would only recommend a certified power supply.

here's a good start:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=400W%20below

Seasonic, corsair, pc power and cooling, & antec power supplies linked will all work well.
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For a budget PSU, check the OCZ StealthXStream 500w for $25AR + Free Ship: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817339022

Take a look into this PSU, nothing fab, but its powered a Athlon x2 Windsor 90watt CPU, 8800GT, 2 HDDs, 2 ODDs, a Geforce 6150 mobo for a long while now and not an issue.
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys! Picked up a cheap true 450 watter from a guy at work. I appreciate your help!
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