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Old 03-15-2009, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How can I estimate how many watts my PSU should be?

Hey everyone!

Awhile back I remember someone here guided me to a website that could accurately help me estimate how many watts I needed my PSU to be. If I recall, the interactive website had me type in my various components and then it would tell me how many watts I would be using.

Can someone here help me find that website again?

I have google'd for it and cannot seem to locate it.

Here is my new system build that I am literally assembling at this very moment:

Thermaltake M9 case
Q9550 Processor
Corsair XMS DDR2 800 8 GB
Thermaltake 600 W PSU
Windows Ultimate 64-bit
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Western Digital 640 GB 32 Cache
Sea Gate 1.5 TB SATA HD
Lian-Li Bezel Thermometer Gauge
ZeroTherm Zen FZ1205

Closing thoughts:

I received the Thermaltake 600 PSU for free after rebate but when I just did a NewEgg review I was shocked at how terrible people make this unit out to be.

I have several new 500 watt PSU's laying around and I suppose I will use one of those IF the wattage is sufficient.

Can someone help me here please?

Thanks,

It's me,

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Old 03-15-2009, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How can I estimate how many watts my PSU should be?

What video card will you have? 500w should be fine for most.

I don't know which PSU calculator you were using but a bunch show up in google.

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5
http://www.journeysystems.com/?power_supply_calculator
google results power supply calculator - Google Search
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What video card will you have? 500w should be fine for most.

I don't know which PSU calculator you were using but a bunch show up in google.

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5
http://www.journeysystems.com/?power_supply_calculator
google results power supply calculator - Google Search
Whoops, sorry I did not list the video card! I am using the same one:

E-GeForce 8600GTS 256 MB

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500w will be just fine.
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