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    Is 480w enough for my gaming rig?

    I will soon be building the following system:

    Gigabyte 965P-DS4 iP965 Mobo
    Core 2 Duo E6600
    2 gigs corsair ddr2 800 5-5-5-12
    Leadtech 7950gt 512mb
    2x Samsung Spinpoint 250gb (RAID 0)
    2 DVD multi-format rewriters

    I'm considering taking one of the scan "bundles of the week" (number 5)
    which includes a coolermaster case and a 480w PSU.

    Will this be enough?

    (sorry can't post URLs - I'm supposedly not senior enough....)

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    simple answer: yes.

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    Could I suggest you replace the Corsair with the GeIL equivalent, which is the same price, but has 4-4-4-12 latency.

    Back on the matter at hand though, I'd have thought 480w would suffice, though I'd personally be inclined to look at slightly more powerful PSUs. As I say though, that should run ok on 480w.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenLCooper View Post
    Could I suggest you replace the Corsair with the GeIL equivalent, which is the same price, but has 4-4-4-12 latency.

    Back on the matter at hand though, I'd have thought 480w would suffice, though I'd personally be inclined to look at slightly more powerful PSUs. As I say though, that should run ok on 480w.
    I can get the corsair for £145, how much is the GeIL?

    Would 480w hold an overclocked E6600 though?

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    thats a good price for the corsair, wheres that from?
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    The RAM is from westavon-systems dot co dot uk It's somehow around £50 cheaper than Scan.

    Once again, can't post the URL.....

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    looks good to me, good price too, looks like they havent updated it after the recent price rises, even better if they honour it
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    You can check whether a PSU is good enough using this link: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessiMagic View Post
    The RAM is from westavon-systems dot co dot uk It's somehow around £50 cheaper than Scan.

    Once again, can't post the URL.....
    dam i was buying that ram from scan but that price is unbelievable, it looks too good to be true.

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    I thought CAS4 G.Skill looked good value at Overclockers £149 +VAT, CAS4 but £145 for Corsair CAS5 sounds like a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessiMagic View Post
    Would 480w hold an overclocked E6600 though?
    Yes.

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    Lol according to that link I need a 420w psu to run my rig. Im using a 360w Tt Got a 480 Tagan on the way though...

    CoolerMaster ftw!!!

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