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Old 12-17-2004, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whats a good power supply??

im not sure how much power i need or what i should be spending

i will be running 2 hd's, 3.2 gighz intel, 1 gig ram, 6600GT video card... eventually ill be upgrading the processor and vid card, and maybe adding anohter HD one day

should 480w be alright? what brands are good? i was looking into a thermallake for 56 bucks

thanks for the help!

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Old 12-18-2004, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd go as high as you can go on the PSU. At 3.2 you need some POWER.

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Old 12-18-2004, 12:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I recomend as with anyone who asks about PSU's is the thermaltake dual fan series of psu's, they have high wattages and a reliable. I would recomend a 480watt Active PFC version because you can adjust the speed through a controller packed with it. It also does a great job of keeping the PSU and System cool! The one you stated above is the exact one im talking about.
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Old 12-18-2004, 06:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would get the highest watt PS you can afford 500-600 watt .
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Old 12-18-2004, 07:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ok, well i HAD to order last night before i get a chance to read this adivce... i ended up with an antec 480W, it was expensive (87$) but from what people have told me its a great brand and thell last a very long time, thanks for the input guys!
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