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PSU rating list...cant find...pls help

Guttboy

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Hi guys,

There was a post from another forum that was sent here before but I cant find it for the life of me!!!!!

It showed the different tiers of PSU's out there and seemed to be pretty informative...if anyone could place a link to it or repost it I would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Thanks a bunch!

:)
 

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Bruins you are da man! Thanks a bunch for that...it will help my buddy Leroy pick out a PSU! And me in the future as well....LOL
 

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What is he looking for?
THere are some nice deals going on now
 

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If he is only going with a 1950 PRO then he doesnt need a killer PSU, however, if he is going to get an 8800GTS or better, then he will need a beefier PSU (obv.).

I usually recommend getting around 32Amps total on the 12V rail.
I recommend this bc you dont want to PSU to work near 100 percent capacity and it gives you some headroom.
However, for a 8800GTS its a different story.

Anyways, I would recommend OCZ, Fortron and Xlcio.
FSP and Xlcio make the best bang for the buck these days (cheap and reliable PSUs).

Also please note that if the PSU is multi-railed you cannot simply just add the total amps together. On the PSU sticker or box it will tell you what the total amps between the 2 rails are (like peak amps or something).

Just post back what you want or are thinking to get and I will help you out.
Good hunting.
 

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Bruins,

Appreciate the advice...ill take all I can get. I went to a link that would "determine" my needs for a PSU and it came in at over 1100watts....dont think that is true but I will bounce my preliminary things off of you now.....
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=24075

Thats a link to what I am thinking of right now....appreciate all your thoughts Bruins!:)
 

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Bruins,

Appreciate the advice...ill take all I can get. I went to a link that would "determine" my needs for a PSU and it came in at over 1100watts....dont think that is true but I will bounce my preliminary things off of you now.....
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=24075

Thats a link to what I am thinking of right now....appreciate all your thoughts Bruins!:)
Nowadays, the one component that consumes the most power is the video card.
Until you can decide on that you cant detemine which PSU to get.

The other components do not take up that much power compared to the GPU.

Oh and watts on a PSU does not matter.
What matters is the amps on the 12v rail(s)
 

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Oh and watts on a PSU does not matter.
What matters is the amps on the 12v rail(s)
I'll 2'nd that,and pick your graphics first. Single card, duel cards and what make/model!!
 

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We really need to have a sticky for this PSU list.
Can any mod make that happen?