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    What size PSu do I need ?

    Q6600 overclocked
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    4870x2

    What wattage would I need ?

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    Re: What size PSu do I need ?

    What Budget do you have?

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    Re: What size PSu do I need ?

    AMD offically recommends at least a 650w PSU to run the card, the reference design cards need 1x6pin and 1x8pin connectors. http://ati.amd.com/products/certifie...rsupplies.html

    Corsairs PSU finder recommends a HX620 or above to run a heavily overclocked setup. http://www.corsair.com/

    I'd imagine a corsair 650tx would run that setup nicely.

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    Re: What size PSu do I need ?

    I agree - a good branded 620 - 650ish watt PSU should be good

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    Re: What size PSu do I need ?

    the TX650 is a good psu but, gets noisy after you start to ramp the wattage used up

    Take a look at the OCZ 600w ModxStream for around £65, Modular, efficient and if you are only having the one gfx card in your puter then, it's excellent

    just my experience working with these psu's

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    Re: What size PSu do I need ?

    I ran a setup almost identical to that, the Q6600 was at 3.4Ghz and 1.5V. I ran it all off a Corsair HX 520W, no complaints at all from the unit. Power draw at a.c. was about 450W max load, factoring in efficiency loss that works out about 380-390W max from the unit itself.

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    Re: What size PSu do I need ?

    Anything from a decent brand between 550-650W would be fine, Corsair, Be Quiet, enermax, OCZ ModXtreme etc will all do you fine, whichever you can get the best price on.

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    Re: What size PSu do I need ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker1986 View Post
    Anything from a decent brand between 550-650W would be fine, Corsair, Be Quiet, enermax, OCZ ModXtreme etc will all do you fine, whichever you can get the best price on.

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    Just wanted to add Seasonic, Antec and PC P&C to that list

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