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Old 10-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What size PSU would you recommend?

System is looking to be:

4gb DDR2 800 RAM
Intel Quad Core
Four SATA HDD's (500, 500, 250, 250)
Like a 9400GT 512mb graphics card

I been looking at a minimum of 550ish watt. I've looked at generic PSU wattage calculators but I figured I'd ask the guys here.

Thoughts?

Oh, and Rosewill? They been getting some sick reviews on newegg. I remember them (about 5 years ago) sucking. Thoughts?
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I mean 550w is definately overkill for your current setup,but it is nice to be future proof. I got this one and have had nothing but good experiences especially for the price. Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2 550W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply - Power Supplies
side note I am next to positive your 9400gt would get it in but from a 9600gso. 96 stream processors vs 16, 192 bit vs 128 bit... yeah don't get that, here.
Newegg.com - EVGA 384-P3-N967-TR GeForce 9600 GSO Superclocked 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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System is looking to be:

4gb DDR2 800 RAM
Intel Quad Core
Four SATA HDD's (500, 500, 250, 250)
Like a 9400GT 512mb graphics card

I been looking at a minimum of 550ish watt. I've looked at generic PSU wattage calculators but I figured I'd ask the guys here.

Thoughts?

Oh, and Rosewill? They been getting some sick reviews on newegg. I remember them (about 5 years ago) sucking. Thoughts?
Rosewill still sucks. I'd recommend a corsair 550w Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Kinda high up there in price, boss. If I can get a good 550w PSU for 60 bones I'd be happy.

Do you think 550w for what I'm running is overkill? What do you think a system with 4 drives, 4 gig of RAM, and 4 cores would draw?
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Kinda high up there in price, boss. If I can get a good 550w PSU for 60 bones I'd be happy.

Do you think 550w for what I'm running is overkill? What do you think a system with 4 drives, 4 gig of RAM, and 4 cores would draw?
Intel Core 2 Quad processors don't draw much power, RAM doesn't make much difference, and a 9400GT shouldn't need much power at all. 550 watts sounds good, but there's two roads you can take. You can get a corsair 550vx power supply, which has amazing ratings, and is an all around excellent PSU, or a piece of junk Rosewill 550w. You get what you pay for, and if your power supply fails, then it can potentially cause more harm to your computer. Your choice.
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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alright, um no it is not a total piece of junk. Have either of you owned one?
I agree the corsair is better but I have been able to overclock just fine on mine and run a 6800ultra and later a 8800gs so.... I don't know what you guys are talking about.
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alright, um no it is not a total piece of junk. Have either of you owned one?
I agree the corsair is better but I have been able to overclock just fine on mine and run a 6800ultra and later a 8800gs so.... I don't know what you guys are talking about.
Just because you have one good rosewill PSU doesn't mean it's a good brand. I'd never plug a PSU that is known to die into $1k+ worth of hardware just to save $50 now.

And my friend DID have one. It smoked out the back, popped, and took out his mobo.
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I agree with KerosineK and Ethan go with Cosair, dont think i ever heard any complaints about any of their products
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Rosewill psu's are good. If you don't believe me you can look in the Updated Power supply guide.

If you don't mind dealing with rebates this OCZ would be a good option and is a great price after mir.

Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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thank you puddlejumper. Wow, ok now moving on... Thing runs night and day for over 2 years! got a budget, get the rosewill don't worry about these guys.
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