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    i7 power requirements

    im looking to upgrade my current PC for an i7 build.

    i currently run the following

    E6600 @ 3.2ghz
    4gb (4x1gb) ddr2 geil low latency
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    all running on a 480w Tagen silent

    will this be enough to power an i7 920 / 3gb build

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    Re: i7 power requirements

    Fo sho

    and why not get 6gb, cheap as hell now

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    Re: i7 power requirements

    480W is plenty. And ++ on the 6GB recommendation... It makes more sense.
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    Re: i7 power requirements

    i know what you mean about 6gb but its a bit more on the budget which i didnt really wanna stretch, i can always get some later on :-)

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    Re: i7 power requirements

    1600MHz 3GB is around £50, and 6GB is around £80, it makes sense to get the 6GB as it is better GB/£ and going from 4GB to 3GB is kinda a downgrade

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