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Old 06-02-2008, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I need a 850 Watt PSU, but not sure which brand to get. I need one that is very good and my budget for this power supply is around $180.

You may think 850 watt is over kill, but im getting it for future upgrades.
I calculatd everything im getting wattage, and it is around 740 watts.
and with what i want to upgrade it will be 836 watts.

So please help me find a good power Supply.

Thank You.
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You used that stupid Power Supply Calculator didn't you, its crap in my opinion and in most other build recommenders would say the same thing

and 650tx is enough, trust me...
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^yeah most likely.

What are the specs of your pc?
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If the 650tx can't do it, then his big brother 750tx sure as heck can. Like luke said, what's your specs and we'll give you a better estimate for what you'd need.
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well im going to upgrade to the GTX280 in about 4-6 months after it comes out, which will take more watts. the graphics card im getting now takes about 146 watts and this new graphics card takes up about 236 watts.

And my pc specs are:

Proccesor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

CPU Cooler: XIGAMATEK 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

MotherBoard: EVGA NVIDIA nForce 750i

Ram: 2X OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel DDR2 1066MHz (2 X 1GB)

Graphics Card: XFX Geforce 8800 GTS 512MB (G92) (upgrading to GXT280)

Sound Card: Creative Labs X-FI Xtreme Gamer Fatality Sound Card

Case: ThermalTake Armor Series

Power Supply: ???

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 640GB (7200RPM)

Optical Drive: SONY DRU190A 20X DVD Rewritable Drive

Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit


and the power supply ill need one with 8,4,6, and 24 pin connectors, so an SLI certified one.
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^650tx would be fine.
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even when upgrading to a GTX280?

i dont think it would.....
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Yes, yes it would..

a 650tx could handle crossfired 4870 X2's, Slied 8800GTXs, slied 8800 Ultras and even Slied 9800 GTX's.

But probably be pushing it for Slied 280 GTXs..
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ya well i might sli 2 gtx280's not quite sure yet, so can you just tell me a good psu that can handle all those specs i told u plus SLIed GTX280's.
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yeah a 650tx might not be enough for that, 750tx would though
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