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Old 08-25-2007, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey im currently building my system and i am a bit confussed about power supplies. going on power supply calculators i will need 1000w for my system but on other threads people with similar systems have 600w

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gigabyte ga p35c ds3r

q6600 probably over clocked

corsair xms2 2gb 4-4-4-12

2x500gb sata hdd

1x 150gb raptor

320mb 8800gts of some sort

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and various usb periferals including external hdds
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No way would you need a 1000w psu for that rig, 600-700w would be more than enough, providing its a good brand psu
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you have alot of nice parts there.
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550 to 700 as jonny said, those calculators are pointless, for my athlon 3800+ system it recommended 600W,
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You only need around 500w
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I bet the actual power drain from the system will be between 350-450 watts. Go for something like a Corsair hx520w
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ok so the calculator fibbing what would be some recomendations of good psus im quite liking the hiper type r 550w i dont want to spend a bomb as i am on the other componants
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