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post #11 of 22
Oced dual can take up to 130w. one 9800gt is around 110w. Based on what you have, you are looking for 340w to 350w so hope that 500w psu can pull out 30a at least on 12v.
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These are the Green Editions. They only pull 75 watts each. Overclocked, the CPU is gonna pull roughly 100-110 watts so I think I'm all good for now.
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Yeah, I'd say get a little better quality PSU, and for Christ sakes, replace that IDE hard drive!

I have a very similar system (E6600 w/SLI 8800GTs), I don't use it much anymore, but it has served me very well.
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Yeah, I'd say get a little better quality PSU, and for Christ sakes, replace that IDE hard drive!

I have a very similar system (E6600 w/SLI 8800GTs), I don't use it much anymore, but it has served me very well.
NEVAR! Old tech FTW! w00t!

And to anyone who supports the 775 Socket, I've never owned one before so this is my first. ^^ Am more excited than I should be.

But the real reason I'm hanging onto this drive is because I don't have a spare HDD that's in working order and I don't have a copy of Windows 7 to spare...
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post #15 of 22
I would look into the corsair 550 watt series, i have used one for a client build, very nice power supply.
post #16 of 22
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I was looking more at the Antec series. Corsair is too expensive for me. I bought a TX 750 and the abundance of cables forced me to buy Modular from there out...

I've got my eyes set on the same PSU I got my dad for his machine. It's a 550w Antec. Looks nice. Ample power on the 12v rails. Three rails, two have 22A and the third has 25A. Best I've ever seen for a PSU of this wattage before.
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post #17 of 22
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Oh I know it's good since a friend ran two 8800GTS in SLI for about a good year and a half till he upgraded. The old G80 chips at that. I've calculated what the PSU would need to be in order to run this build and it turned up to around 430w at max load. ^^
Just because the PSU didn't die doesn't mean it's a good-quality or trustworthy unit. For all you know the previous owner got extremely lucky with the PSU not dying on him and it's just a ticking timebomb waiting to kill your new system...

PSU is the lifeblood of your system. Avoid cheapo/generic PSUs like the plague. Unless someone provides conclusive evidence proving otherwise I am going to go out a limb and say that both your current PSU and the Win Power PSU you mentioned are junk. These are all but guaranteed to be manufactured with low quality components and circuitry. Treat you new 775 rig right and provide it with clean reliable power.
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post #18 of 22
Still capable. I'm running a somewhat similar setup. I just need to turn the AA down a few times. But I still run what I want....
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First build where I've had everyone like said build. ^_^ *is happy*

Anyone have any overclocking experience with this particular board and/or chip?
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post #20 of 22
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I was looking more at the Antec series. Corsair is too expensive for me. I bought a TX 750 and the abundance of cables forced me to buy Modular from there out...

I've got my eyes set on the same PSU I got my dad for his machine. It's a 550w Antec. Looks nice. Ample power on the 12v rails. Three rails, two have 22A and the third has 25A. Best I've ever seen for a PSU of this wattage before.
That particular PSU isn't all that great. I'd look at the Antec Neo ECO 620w instead, as its a Seasonic S12II platform unit. You don't need 620w for that PSU, but the next step down would be either the TruePower New 550w (which is the same price I think) or the Neo ECO 400w, which isn't enough power.
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