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What some good power s. to run a nividia 8800


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matthew staton

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Hey guys I want to no about getting a new power suply to run a 8800 nividia video card. I was thinking about getting a corsair 620 watt or a silverstone 750 watt. I think I read reviews on these two and people gave them great rateings and they said they were running a 8800 nividia. I thought ya need a 1000 watt power supply to run a 8800??? What do you guys think about these 2 power s. ?? Would they be strong enough or would it be stupid to try these 2 out. any sugestions thank you.
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Bobbydoo8

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Well my opinion would be to get a 1000 watt psu. Yes I know it will be much more expensive than the other 2 you suggested, but if you're like me you may be file serving like crazy. I have 4 harddrives and they take a bunch of power to run so I would go big so later on you won't have to reupgrade your psu.
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Either of those PSU you are looking at will work fine with a single 8800 card. I would recommend going with the 750W if you are considering going SLI in the future. Here is a look at the power consumption for the current 8800 cards:
http://www.anandtech...aspx?i=2873&p=7

As you can see, under full load they tend to pull around 280 Watts of power which would leave plenty of juice for the rest of your components.
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