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Old 12-26-2007, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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K so i just got a 22 inch wide screen monitor and a 8600GTS video card so that i can play some better games. (the switch from a 100 dollar 17inch CRT is amazing!) so now my pc says that the video card is not getting its full potential of power and therefor needs to pull back a bit. I want it to perform at its potential so im looking for a new power supply that is around 30-40 dollars. I have an X-Infinity case with its "integrated" 400w power supply. If someone could please help me find one, I have never researched PS's and I want to get a good one for cheap price. Thnx in advance
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your not gonna get much...

Newegg.com - FSP Group SAGA+ 400R ATX12V 400W Power Supply 120/220 - 240v NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail

its good.. but not a great one to power up a lot of high-end stuff, but seeing you have an 8600gts, its a safe bet you don't really need a high end PSU
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well i already have a 400w IDK if that is what makes it better tho

what about this? Newegg.com - APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply 115/ 230 V UL, CSA, TUV, CE - Retail

is that better than the one posted above?
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No its not.

Apevia blow.

refer to power supply guide linked in signature.
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so are there any that would support a 8600, 3200+ (1.75 GHz), 1.5 ram under 50$ that is a good brand? That thread is helpful though
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that FSP that Vern suggested will do you just fine
its probably the best your going to pick up for under 50 bucks
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Use the PSU calculator this one will probably be more then enough for your system.
LINK to PSU calculator eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5

SILVERSTONE ST350 ATX12V 2.2 350W Power Supply 115/ 265V - Retail

$39.99
($29.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
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Output +3.3V@22A,+5V@21A,+12V1@18A,
+12V2@16A,-12V@0.3A, +5VSB@2.5A

Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE ST350 ATX12V 2.2 350W Power Supply 115/ 265V - Retail
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If you're getting a power supply with greater wattage than the 400w that you already have, I'd strongly suggest upgrading your CPU, as well. Your video card is the epitome of mid-range cards, but still, your CPU is going to bottleneck it like nothing else.
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^ 350 watts, and 34 amps? O_O 400 watts right there

Also... sorry... but 22" screen and 8600gts? Are we a bit lopsided?

34 amps is wayyy more than enough, and for 40 bucks, you are lucky to see that deal.
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