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Old 22-09-08, 02:15 AM
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How much power do i need?

Ok guys im new to the forum and kinda new to computers..Im building my second system and im in need of some answers. I want to know how much power will i need to power

1). XFX 780i Motherboard

2). Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo

3). Corsair 4x1GB DDR2 800 PC6400

4). Lite On 20x DVD Burner

5). Thermaltake Bigwater 760 is

6). 2 x PNY 8600GT 512mb

7). Segate 500GB Sata

8). WD 120GB Sata

9). 2 x Case fans

10). Buffalo Wireless pci adapter

11). 2 x Case USb

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Old 22-09-08, 03:30 AM
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That system would probably pull maybe... 300w? Think a 400-500w PSU would be your best bet.
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Old 22-09-08, 03:59 AM
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Ok thanks
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Old 22-09-08, 11:00 AM
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How much will 1x 8600 GT require ?
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Old 22-09-08, 04:32 PM
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Dude.. I wouldn't go for that little.. always plan ahead.

Why two 8600GTs? Better off going for something a little more up market and getting 2x 9600GT's to be honest the 2x 8600GTs is a waste of time and money.

I would settle for a 600W PSU to be perfectly honest, that CPU there uses 95w (correct me if I am wrong please) on its own at full load.
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Old 22-09-08, 10:38 PM
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Im going with the 8600s because i already have them from my first build but i really dont know how much it takes to power them
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Old 23-09-08, 02:18 AM
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worth a read

http://anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=3413
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