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Old 04-23-2006, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Processor: AMD 3800+ X2 @ Stock Speed (Soon to overclock)
Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939
Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music
Video Card: XFX (665 Core Clock) 7900 GTX
Hard Drive: 2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
2 Optical Drives.
Logitech G5 Mouse
A regular keyboard
Floppy Drive and Card Reader (Internal)

What power supply will power this setup without problems? Also, I might add another 7900GTX so make sure it can power two video cards. I really don’t want to buy the 850 or 1000 watt ones but if I have to I will. I’ll probably have the Big Typhoon cooling my CPU and maybe 2-3 case fans (1x 120mm and 2x 80mm). Maybe throw in a couple cathodes. I want a PSU that will last me a while hopefully. And could also power a G80 when it comes out. I want it to last me a couple years. Budget under $300. I found one myself but can't verify if its any good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817147025
Will that power everything mentioned efficiently?
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<a href=\" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153035\"> Power Supply</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130071\"> Video Card</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127222\"> Motherboard</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145575\"> Memory </a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188\"> Sound Card </a>
AMD 3800 x2 Socket 939
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033\"> Upcoming Hard Drive </a>
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have never heard of that brand, but that is more than enough wattage to power it. I'd say 600W should be a good amount to aim for. I'd suggest looking into more known brands such as Antec, PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, and Enermax.
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay. Do I need something with the 12V feature? I don't really know what that feature does but someone said I should get a power supply that has it. Can someone elaborate on this?
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<a href=\" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153035\"> Power Supply</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130071\"> Video Card</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127222\"> Motherboard</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145575\"> Memory </a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188\"> Sound Card </a>
AMD 3800 x2 Socket 939
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033\"> Upcoming Hard Drive </a>
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817711001
How's that? Anyone have experience with this PSU?
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<a href=\" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153035\"> Power Supply</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130071\"> Video Card</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127222\"> Motherboard</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145575\"> Memory </a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188\"> Sound Card </a>
AMD 3800 x2 Socket 939
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033\"> Upcoming Hard Drive </a>
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