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Old 09-07-2008, 11:46 PM   #1
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Got a 9800GT on the way and am looking for a new PSU. Every online store I am looking at seem to not be giving specs for the +12v. Instead they are just saying complies to the Intel standard ATX 12V V 2.3 regulations. What the hell is the intel 12v standards?. And gimme a PSU recommendation.

Will a 500w psu with dual +12v rails at 18A each run a 9800GT?

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Old 09-08-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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Can you tell me where you order from so I can take a look around?

From eVGA's website:
Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 26 Amp Amps.)

Minimum 450 Watt for SLI mode system.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 V
I would say yes because I'm assuming you can add up the amps on the 2 rails right? Please correct me if I'm wrong. And with that said, I would go with the Antec Basiq 500W PSU. It's very cheap and reliable.

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Old 09-08-2008, 10:27 PM   #3
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Yes, a 500W PSU with 36A on it's dual 12V rails will power a 9800GT in your system just fine.

The Antec Basiq 500W is a very good choice in a low cost, quality power supply. OCZ, and Silverstone are other good ones to look for too.

Unfortunately, I don't have any Australian sites bookmarked to help you out.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:39 PM   #4
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Enermax, Seasonic, and PC Power & Cooling are also good options.
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