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    PSU Change?

    Hi all

    I am going to buy an XFX 8600 GTS soon.

    CPu -> C2D E6400 2.13Ghz
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    Ram -> Kingtson 1Gig 667 mhz DDR2 + 512mb 533Mhz
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    I hav 400W PSU, This is what it says

    Code:
    V-                Voltage                 Current            Frequency
    Input                115V/230V              8A/4A             50Hz - 60Hz
    
    V                  +3.3V   +5V           +12V   -5V          +5VSB    +3.3V
    Output             16.0A   25.0A        13.0A   2.0A         2.0A       200W

    I hav absolutely no idea what it means .. so can some1 plz guide me is this suffiecient?
    PSU is of Mercury Brand.. i think its a vry avg brand
    Last edited by mr47; 01-10-2007 at 08:13 PM.

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    Re: PSU Change?

    Get a decent brand PSU unless you like living life on the edge with the constant prospect of frying your PC.

    Seasonic, Tagan, Enermax - 400W is plenty.

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    Re: PSU Change?

    Will a CoolerMaster eXtreme Power 600W do?

    http://www.coolermaster.com/products...bcate=22&id=52

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    Re: PSU Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr47 View Post
    Will a CoolerMaster eXtreme Power 600W do?

    http://www.coolermaster.com/products...bcate=22&id=52
    With your current spec that psu would be more then enough.

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    Re: PSU Change?

    This would cope admirably with your PC and cost less too:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129948

    costs pennies less at scan, but they seem to be having a lot of issues actually shipping things when they're supposed to these days:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=618000

    Edit: If you look at scan's "Today Only" page, you can get it for £7 more. Bargain! Hurry though, tomorrow it will drop £7 to it's usual price!
    Last edited by scrandman; 02-10-2007 at 08:18 PM.

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    Re: PSU Change?

    LOL, obviously a mistake as on Today Only the 500w is cheaper then the 430w

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    Re: PSU Change?

    I dont think u really need 600w...i think 400 to 500W is fine

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    Re: PSU Change?

    I would suggest that 400w is plenty for that spec, and 600w is very much overkill.

    But not all 400w PSU's are equal. Some very cheap brands are .... erm ... creative in how they arrive at those figures, and may provide low efficiency and dubious voltage stability. A good brand 400w might well be a good investment, but unless you're planning on adding a LOT of kit to that spec, and unless you get a PSU that's efficient across a wide power requirement, all you'll do with a 600w is at best waste money buying it, and at worst, find it costs more to run, puts out extra heat and is noisier because of that heat.

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    Re: PSU Change?

    i.e. get a good reliable 400w than a bad reputation 600w

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