Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2008, 08:48 AM   #11
Golden Master
 
worshipme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,603
Default Re: Which PSU is better?

Usually 30A will be enough if you're powering a single card unless it's something like a GTX or an Ultra. The 2900 is also very power hungry. But if you have an 8800GTS/3870/8800GT etc you'll be fine with one of those GPUs, but if you want to go SLI or Crossfire, then you'll need to get a more expensive PSU.
__________________

__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
worshipme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2008, 09:02 AM   #12
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Which PSU is better?

Yeah the power outtage is the first thing to look for.
Then theres modular cabling, something Xiggy said, but this usually comes at a higher price.

To tell the truth, modular cabling isn't really needed, as long as after building your computer, you take time in hiding the ones you don't need.

For instance, with my Antec, it has a nice gap between the first fan under the floor to put these carefully into.

You may also want to take into consideration the size of the wires, as a case that has the PSU below it, tends to need longer cables, and I found on mine, they weren't long enough, so I needed to buy extensions also so I could cleanly do the job.
__________________

__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2008, 12:05 PM   #13
Fully Optimized
 
cavemangrinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,540
Default Re: Which PSU is better?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
Which video card are you planning to use?
Its gonna be running a 8600gt. Basically everything in my (new build) sig.

The Thermaltake PSU was my first pick as it has great reviews and seems like it will do the job fine. But now I'm kinda leaning towards the Cooler Master.
__________________

cavemangrinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0