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    PSU's

    Hello all

    I've been trying to work out how powerful a PSU I need for my new rig. Core 2 6700, Ati 1950 pro to start with, then looking to upgrade to something more powerful (8800gtx perhaps). Will not be SLI/Crossfire-ing.

    I know there was a link posted here once upon a time to a great site which would work out your power draw for you, but for the life of me I can't find it.

    If anyone knows what the site might be, that would be great.

    Finally, has anyone had experience of the Corsair PSU's? I was thinking that, depending on my requirements, I might go for the HX 620 or 520.

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    Something over 600w will be a good one for you. What's your budget? The Galaxy is a good one. Corsair are decent makes. Just always stick with trusted brands.

    And, even though i've heard alot of people slate HiperPower, my PSU is quite good and reliable, i can't see anything wrong with it for what i do.

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    Either of the corsair psus are fine for your setup, the 620 would leave you room for future upgrades, but the 520 will run what you have now, and an upgrade to an 8800gtx fine
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    Link to calculator

    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp

    Link to thread (in case you want to read some opinions)

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...psu+calculator

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    Or failing the above two links, try this one http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp.
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    Corsair 620W HX would be an excellent choice, or a Silverstone Olympia 650OP, if your not bothered about modular.

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    Ouch. I just tried this out with my intended new system, a Quad Core with one 8800GTX or similar, plus a mere 2 HDDs, and the answer came up 993W.

    Hell my current system comes up with 522, and that's only a 4400+, 7900GTX and 1 HDD. Ok I have a few fans, lights and a bunch of USB thangs, but sttill, it makes me wonder at suggesting a 520W PSU to anyone going 8800GTX.

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    Or failing the above two links, try this one http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Ouch. I just tried this out with my intended new system, a Quad Core with one 8800GTX or similar, plus a mere 2 HDDs, and the answer came up 993W.

    Hell my current system comes up with 522, and that's only a 4400+, 7900GTX and 1 HDD. Ok I have a few fans, lights and a bunch of USB thangs, but sttill, it makes me wonder at suggesting a 520W PSU to anyone going 8800GTX.
    Ok if the 998 watts were the case my system would be dead in the water lol.
    A 620 watt corsair, Etasis 750

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=473322

    Or just have a look at JonnyGurus website
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/
    He has some very comprehensive reviews and a very active forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DratUK View Post
    Or just have a look at JonnyGurus website
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/
    He has some very comprehensive reviews and a very active forum.
    Jonny Guru has some solid advice, good site that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Ouch. I just tried this out with my intended new system, a Quad Core with one 8800GTX or similar, plus a mere 2 HDDs, and the answer came up 993W.
    Hang on, hang on... don't put 4 processors and then select the quad-core - there's only 1 CPU.

    I've roughly checked one out. 1 Q6600, 2 RAM sticks, 2 7,200rpm hard drives, 2 DVD-RWs, 1 floppy, 1x8800GTX, SB with front audio, 2 PCI cards and3 120mm regular fans (2 case, 1 CPU for the example). It comes to 465w. 4x quad cores would come to 800w in the example.

    It's not so much about wattage anymore anyway - it's the amps, man

    The 520w Corsair would be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Hang on, hang on... don't put 4 processors and then select the quad-core - there's only 1 CPU.

    I've roughly checked one out. 1 Q6600, 2 RAM sticks, 2 7,200rpm hard drives, 2 DVD-RWs, 1 floppy, 1x8800GTX, SB with front audio, 2 PCI cards and3 120mm regular fans (2 case, 1 CPU for the example). It comes to 465w. 4x quad cores would come to 800w in the example.

    It's not so much about wattage anymore anyway - it's the amps, man

    The 520w Corsair would be fine.
    Indeed, the Q6600 only has a TDP of about 105W
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    i got a seasonic s12 600w i don't want
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    Corsair 620w best PSU best value excellent quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Hang on, hang on... don't put 4 processors and then select the quad-core - there's only 1 CPU.


    That's more like it. 554W with a bit of an OC. Think I'll go 700ish to be safe and give some room for future growth.

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