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Old 01-23-2009, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how many volts u sugjest for a i7 build? is there some sort of calulator i can use that u guys can link. thx
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Depends what other parts you are going to use too. But I'm think you should get something in the 550+ watts to 750 watts range.
Also, when getting a psu, you need to care more about the +12v amp numbers, this is the one that really matters.

Here are some good brands to look at, but I think most will suggest the Corsair one.
CORSAIR
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Antec

Here's a PSU guide to help you pick.
http://www.techist.com/forums/f76/re...-guide-137927/

Here's a PSU calculator
Antec Power Supply Calculator
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the main thing is im getting an x2 graf card
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the main thing is im getting an x2 graf card
I'm assuming you mean a 4870x2, in that case, you'll likely want a 650 watt power supply at a minimum.

Also, in short speak it's GFX card.
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