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Old 09-12-2006, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New build, can PSU handle this?

My friend is getting a new computer and I was wondering if the PSU would be good enoughto handle it.

CPU: E6600
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HDD: 250GB Seagate SATA 8mb cache
MOBO: Gigabyte 965P - S3
CASE: Thermaltake Jnr Armour Black, with a 430W Thermaltake PSU

What I have noticed is that the 12 volt rail is 18A? Seems could maybe be pushing it, what do you think?
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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420W+ should be more than enough.

but better buy a good PSU, as a better PSU is twice as good at 400W as a bad PSU at 550W.
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well what's the reliabilty on Thermaltake, I've noticed a few it's not so great posts out there.....
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That PSU IS NOT ENOUPH.

Its reccommended that you have 20 amps or higher.
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah i thought so, well i'll do this then, i'll recommend him my PSU hahah, the ANtec 500W Smartpower 2.0. It's a beauty, what do you guys reckon?

P.S. I had a generic PSU that was making my computer restart in games, replaced it and all good.
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i have a 500w Ultra x connect PSU with 38amps on just one rail. the good part was that it only cost me 40$ and it came with a 40$ mail in rebate. so hopefully it will be free. the rebate still hasnt came yet.

my psu should be good enough for 2x7900 in sli.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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runs this calculator http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
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