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Old 10-29-2007, 02:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi!

I'm really confused about which PSU to use for my system. I would really need your help. I want to purchase a Geforce 8600 GTS 512Mb GPU for my system but I dont know which PSU should I use. Can anyone recommend me some PSU available in the market that is preferably below or slightly above $100?

This is my system is an HP Pavilion a1710n:

AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4200+
2.2GHz, 512KB+512KB L2 Cache, 2000MHz

ASUS A8M2N-LA Motherboard

GeForce 6150 LE/nForce 430 chipset

2 x 1Gb Kingston PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2

2 x 512Mb PC2 4200 (533 MHz) DDR2

320 GB SATA 7200 rpm

Bestec ATX-300-12Z Rev DDR 300-Watt PSU



I was thinking of this PSU:

TruePower Trio 550 - 550 Watt PSU

Here are the specs:

TruePower Trio 550 Specs

Would this PSU work for me? Please let me know.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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8600GT 512MB? Why choose that card? Anyways, here's a great PSU for it's price.

Newegg.com - XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P3 550W ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100-240V / 200-240V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail

Or for a cheaper version

Newegg.com - XCLIO STABLEPOWER 500W ATX 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail

When you're looking for PSU's you always want to check the +12V rails to see how much Amps it runs on.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm getting the Geforce 8600 GTS because my budget is kinda tight. I don't wanna go with 8500 because I think it's not powerful enough. =)

So basically, the PSU that I've posted would also work? I'm asking because my friend is selling a brand new unit to me for $60. It also has 18A on each 12V rail.
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How many +12V rails are there on the PSU you are about to purchase from your friend?
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Three +12V rails at 18A each.

Here's the spec:

Antec.com - TPTrio 550 Specsheet
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Oh, that'll be a fine PSU.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Great to know! I appreciate it man!
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Oh, one more question phucng_10, do you think TruePower Trio 550 - 550 Watt PSU would be able to run 8800GT 512Mb without problems?
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Yeah, it will be able to. Just have to check the Amps on the +12V.

I'd suggest you get this PSU instead.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I see. Well, according to both specs list, they have the same Amps on each +12V rail.

I'm thinking of getting the 8800 GT instead. =)

I already got the Antec PSU from my friend that's why I wanna make sure this PSU will be able to make the 8800 GT work. =)
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