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Old 11-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Power supply help.

I am in the process of buying new hardware, in the form of:

- Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC Motherboard (Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC Motherboard [GA-X58A-OC] - $349.00 : PC Case Gear)

- Intel Core i7 960 (Intel Core i7 960 [BX80601960] - $329.00 : PC Case Gear)

- Palit GeForce GTX 580 Dual Fan 3GB (Palit GeForce GTX 580 Dual Fan 3GB [P-GTX580-3072MBD5] - $589.00 : PC Case Gear)

- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9Q-16GBXL (4x4GB) DDR3 (G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9Q-16GBXL (4x4GB) DDR3 [GS-F3-10666CL9Q-16GBXL] - $109.00 : PC Case Gear)

- Antec KUHLER H2O 920 CPU Cooler (Antec KUHLER H2O 920 CPU Cooler [KUHLER-H2O-920] - $138.00 : PC Case Gear)

What power supply would be recommended, I already have a 750W but the GFX card requires atleast 700W.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Power supply help.

There just trying to squeeze a few extra dollars out of you, all the GTX 580 3GB cards with two and three fans, that I see say the minimum is 600w.

What power supply are you using now, Brand? If you just want a new power supply I'd get this.
Corsair TX-750 V2 Power Supply [CMPSU-750TXv2] - $145.00 : PC Case Gear
or this
Corsair TX-850 V2 Power Supply [CMPSU-850TXv2] - $175.00 : PC Case Gear

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Power supply help.

You should be fine with your 750W, the 700W is suggested for the whole system not just the card.

Whats this build primarily going to be used for?
I ask because you may be better off with an i7 2600k + P67/Z68 motherboard and less RAM.
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

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Old 11-01-2011, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yha, do not buy a 1366 socket setup. Theres nothing a 1366 i7 setup does better than a 1155 setup.
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