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Old 12-20-2005, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a fortron or whatever there called 400w havent opened it or anything. when i bought that i thought i was gonna be running a 6600gt. i changed my mind and am getting the 7800gt. so would i need more watts? if so what should i look for. also if you post a link i wanna keep it cheap.

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Old 12-20-2005, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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this should be an excellent choice of PSU for you:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153007

The 7800gt is meant to not use as much power as its older models so 480watt should be more than enough. If you want a little more then just go for a higher model.

There are other manufacturers out there like Antec, Enermax, and Seasonic but Thermaltake seem to be a decent company and its the only brand I will use.
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have a fortron or whatever there called 400w havent opened it or anything. when i bought that i thought i was gonna be running a 6600gt. i changed my mind and am getting the 7800gt. so would i need more watts? if so what should i look for. also if you post a link i wanna keep it cheap.

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amd 64 3200+
1 160gb hhd
2 512 sticks of memory (corsair valueselects)
7800gt-soon to come

is that enough? if not i dont know whatelse to put.
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Don't get that thermaltake PSU. Lower end budget PSU's by thermaltake are sketchy, get something more like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934
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amd 64 3200+
1 160gb hhd
2 512 sticks of memory (corsair valueselects)
7800gt-soon to come

is that enough? if not i dont know whatelse to put.
mobo?

Generally speaking, you should be ok w/the Fortron
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get the antec true power 550 watt
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