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Old 08-28-2005, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default What power supply do i need?

Im upgrading my system to a Athlon64 3000+, Asus A8N-SLi, 1 Gb DDR 400, Evga PCI Express 6600GT, and eventually get another videocard to run in SLi mode. My question is, what power supply do i need?

I was intending to get this case and psu.

http://www.anitec.ca/?mode=product_detail&pid=3821

Im a little confused as to ATX 2.03, whereas the power supplies are ATX 2.01.. :S
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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i don't think that case is worth that much. It's reall plain, if you want a cooler looking case for that price go here: http://www.xoxide.com/pccases.html

but if ur gonna get one from here, make sure to get one that your mobo fits in, because they have a lot of different size cases.
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:17 PM   #3
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For that much power... I suggest a 400W psu, maybe 500W if you want to elongate your psu's life and keep it for a while. RUnning at 90% the power of your psu is not good for it. Something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148012
will do the best for you...
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what do u mean running it at 90% of it's power isn't good for it. should u use 100% of the power, or get more power than u need.
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what do u mean running it at 90% of it's power isn't good for it. should u use 100% of the power, or get more power than u need.
No No No.... bad. You have the wrong idea. Running the psu at 90% of its limit is bad. Very bad. It shorten's its life considerably. Use no more than 80% usually. If you overclock once in a while and push the limits for short period, it won't be bad, but running the psu at 90% of its limi all the time will have you looking for another one very shortly. The more power you have, the longer you can keep your components. Hope this helps...
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okay but all i want to know is, is this power supply going to fully support my SLi motherboard?
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Old 08-29-2005, 12:12 AM   #7
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i would just get this

http://www.xoxide.com/nzxt-nemesis-e...ase-black.html
case

and as for power supply choose one of the ones they got nice ones. i dont think that case is worth it if u really want a case get that one with like one of tehre 500watt power supplys. u can buy it with a ps just choose one at the bottom.
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Yeah, that case works nicely. Plus has a nice little addition on top...
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I personally like the Aspire cases. Most of them have a nice clean look to them.

ASPIRE X-Gear ATXB5KLW-BEG/350 Beige Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 350W power supply for AMD/Intel Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144039

I know it only has a 350watt power supply, but you can always change that out and buy a better one. Keep the 350watt stock power supply as a spare or tester.

or here's another nice one that has an adequate power supply. This is what I would get:

ASPIRE ATXB2KL/420 Beige Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144148
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