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Old 12-23-2008, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default What size PSU am I looking at on this build?

I have a 550w PSU atm and I dont think that it will run all the hardware im upg. too, I cant figure out what size PSU is best so I thought Id ask someone who knows more than me, help much appriciated:

Mobo: Asus M2N-SLi Deluxe
CPU: AMD Phenom x4 9950 BE 2.6GHz 125w
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer AM2+ 160w
GPU: BFG 260GTX Core 216 Superclocked 896MB
RAM: 4GB 800MHz Corsair / OCZ
HDD: 1x250GB Maxtor SataII (My be getting another HDD also SataII)
DVD/CD: ATAPI DVD-RW/CD-RW
Other: 3.5" Floppy + All in 1 Card Reader + Back Fan
(OS: Win XP Pro SP3 + Win 7 Build 6956)

Again Thanks for help in advance and Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: What size PSU am I looking at on this build?

600Watt.

that will do you nicely
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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great, might get a 700 to be safe, but thanks for the help mate
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: What size PSU am I looking at on this build?

Depends on the PSU, wattage isn't the only factor.

Wattage on the 12V rail(s) is very important, as is the quality of the PSU, a lot of cheap 600W PSUs will only put out that kind of power under absolutely perfect conditions.

If you're not overclocking, a quality 500W unit would be fine.
Invest in something a little better if you're overclocking, though.

Tell us where you are in the world so we can give you advice as to what PSU you should get.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:34 AM   #5
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United Kingdom, im not an avid fan of overlcocking, I tend to leave evrything as stock as im not too bothered about squeezing another .5 - 1 ghz out of my cpu ect. and i will never oc a gpu as its risky cause you cant cool it as well

i dont know my PSU make, all i do know is its 550w on 12v, i need a psu thats gives out 32a as well, as required by the gpu so it will need an upgrade, i just wondered what wattage before i buy it as mine atm gives out 30a or something
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