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Old 01-26-2008, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question good PSU for 8800gts?

Is this a good PSU? I have a XION II PC case and it has 450w psu and i doubt it has 12v with 30a which is required on the card. so, is this a good psu for an GeForce 8800?

Corsair VX550W 550W ATX Power Supply - SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready CMPSU-550VX at TigerDirect.com

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More than enough.

If you wanted to, you could buy a 450 watt Fortron and it would still be fine, but you do want to leave room for upgrades.
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Can we just have a sticky that says....

"buy a 520hx and you are GOLDEN"
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Default Re: good PSU for 8800gts?

the 550 vx is cheaper than the 520hx. The 520 is modular and dual rail, while the 550 is nonmodular and single rail. But i use a 520 with quad core and dual GTS 512's, so yes.
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Certainly not!! Many other brands exsist of similar if not exact quality...
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Is this a good PSU? I have a XION II PC case and it has 450w psu and i doubt it has 12v with 30a which is required on the card. so, is this a good psu for an GeForce 8800?

Corsair VX550W 550W ATX Power Supply - SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready CMPSU-550VX at TigerDirect.com

My Specs:
x1600pro 512mb (getting 8800 soon)
KN8 SLI
AMD 64bit 3200+
2gb
Yeah, but the card doesn't use 30a, it just recommends you put it on a 30a rail so that it combined with other devices don't overload a rail. It probably draws less than 8 amps so if you have enough rails to put everything else on you can put it on an 15a rail by itself and be fine.
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the 550 vx is cheaper than the 520hx. The 520 is modular and dual rail, while the 550 is nonmodular and single rail. But i use a 520 with quad core and dual GTS 512's, so yes.
iirc the 520hx has 3 rails.
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^^ you remember correctly, I remember it has 3 12v Rails with 18 Amps on each
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wats that 520hx or vx whatever? send me a link to those plz
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Certainly not!! Many other brands exsist of similar if not exact quality...
ok, maybe just a list of the top 10 for a normal build. Like veedubs build as an example and then ten good ones that can run it, and OC it, just fine.
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