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Old 02-19-2005, 03:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what is the recommended minimum amount of power supply required to run a 6600gt? coz my friend wants to know. his system isn't hi end at all. just uses a pentium 4 2+ GHz, 512 ram n don't know what mobo n all. thanks 4 d info.
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Old 02-19-2005, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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uhm from the top of my head its like 350 W , but dont take too much notice of the reccomended... this guy who i know is running 8 case fans, a v9999 Ultra, 3 cathodes, 3 hds including a raptor all on an Antec TruePower 350W
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Old 02-19-2005, 04:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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350 watt minimum, 400 watt recomended. Remember good brands like Thermaltake and Antec are the best.
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Old 02-19-2005, 06:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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alrite thanks. so i guess i'll just ask him to get an Antec 380 watts PSU.
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Plus the Pure Power series actually can deliver their full potential whereas some no-name brands who say 400w may only be able to effectively deliver 350 or even less.
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Is more secure if u can get a true 400W PSU~~~
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the lowest in the 400 series is 430 watts, which is $70 more than the cost of the 380 watts psu. there's no 400 watt psu available here. only some no-name brands. so, if he can fit 430 watts in his budget, that would b better. i'll recommend it to him anyways. there's not much variety here compared to the US. thanks again.
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I have a thermaltake TD-420AD i will be using i will be using with a very alike setup just with an AMD 3400+ OC'ed to a 3800+ (and much higher when i get more power :P )

I just have to drive to the post office to pick it up.

Remeber, brand names are important (for power supply's). My 420 watt raidmax is pure crap and I am doubtful it's delivering over 250 watts (because it's only drawing 250 watts max, with me trying to suck power out of it)
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antecs are very good. i used to use no-name rubbish now ive got my antec 480W its alot more stable and i can overclock further plus im running 2 cathodes and about 6 fans
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nevermind, my thermaltake is at the post office untill they open (monday)
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