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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by target7, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. target7 New Member

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    The stock PSU that came with my case went suicidal and took my video card with it. I guess it was obvious that it wasnt up for the oc'ing and graphic card consumption. so now, I need some quick info to know what to look for in a power supply. I hear it has a lot to do with 12V rails for modern day computers.

    so... here's the "upgraded PSU that I bought: COOLMAX CX-400B ATX v2.01 400W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159023

    is that good enuff for... my future core 2 duo setup with a 8800gts?

    If not, I was thinking about buying this: Antec Truepower 2.0 550 Watts
    cuz I saw it in the F/S thread.
     
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    I wouldnt recommend using that 400W PSU. That Antec 550W should be fine though.
     
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    From my research a safe bet will be a 550W PSU with a +12v26a rail although the recommended PSU is 400W.
    Make sure it's of a reputable brand:-Enermax, Silverstone, Antec tpo name a few.
    Just search:- 8800GTS recommended PSU.

    Although the reason for the 26a on the +12V rail is just incase you have a fully loaded system.

    I was running my X1950pro on a 450W +12V15a rail just asking for trouble but then again the vendor did not ask what system I had.

    But to be safe I have upgraded to a Enermax Noisetaker 600W 2x +12V18a rail although the recommended PSU is a little bit more than that but then again I don't have a fully loaded system.
     
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    That antec power supply is definately better quality then a power supply that no longer has a spot on newegg anyway...
     
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    Vote antec true power
     
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    Y dont u read the recommended Power Supply wattage that is recommended to be used with the card?
    Can you not read?
     
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    You won't be running a C2D with an 8800GTS on any 400W power supply. For a set-up like that, I reccomend a 600W with 30A on the 12V rail, or if it's dual rail, 20A and 20A
     

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