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What psu for my pc?


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Rechkalov7

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Greetings,


i want to change my psu and i'd like to know which one i should buy. I need at least 600w to power up my new card so i need to know what specs i need to look for. Also is there a brand and could i go up to 700w. My pc is build apart with a dual core 2 e6600 processor and a Asus p5b mtb the card i want to buy is a 8800gts.


Thanks. :)
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Hello,
Give me your budget.
Do you plan on running SLI in the future?
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I like the brand Antec $115: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371001
As said by James, are you going SLI? If so you may need a little more.
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Greetings,


i plan to spend around 140.00$ us on a new power supply i know there are some ocz 600w around 113,00+taxes, i'm not planning to run sli on my pc i just wanted to know what to look for when i buy a new power supply, in other words what does the numbers mean on the side and what is good enough and what is not.
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Greetings,


i plan to spend around 140.00$ us on a new power supply i know there are some ocz 600w around 113,00+taxes, i'm not planning to run sli on my pc i just wanted to know what to look for when i buy a new power supply, in other words what does the numbers mean on the side and what is good enough and what is not.



The OCZ 700W gameXstream is the one I recommend all the time. Its still on sale at www.clubit.com


http://www.clubit.co...itemno=A6276522

If you think that will be enough for future use then you cannot beat this deal.

If you are only wanting to run 1 8800 series video card this is more than enough but if you want to run lets say 2 8800 ultras in sli look into a pc power & cooling 750W or seasonic 750W.
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Hi,


well my motherboard doesn't allow me to make a sli configuration so i bought a 8600gts waiting for the 8800gtx to go down. Would 600w with my configuration be ok? :)


Thanks. :)

Edited by Rechkalov7, 25 November 2007 - 10:29 PM.

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Hi,


well my motherboard doesn't allow me to make a sli configuration so i bought a 8600gts waiting for the 8800gtx to go down. Would 700w with my configuration be ok? :)


Thanks. :)



yes the 700w is more than enough you will be good to go with the OCZ.
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Hi,


sorry i meant 600w.
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Depends on the PSU were talking about.
Can you give us a link to the PSU you were thinking about?
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stick with the 700w OCZ on newegg its actually cheaper than the 600w OCZ.

clubit has it for $2 less but thats not much of a difference since newegg finally has it on sale.
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stick with the 700w OCZ on newegg its actually cheaper than the 600w OCZ.

clubit has it for $2 less but thats not much of a difference since newegg finally has it on sale.


I agree the OCZ 700 watt is the best performance/price PSU out there at the moment.

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Hi,

sorry but i live in Canada, and clubit is for us only, i tried to register to buy it but it just won't work for people living outside us.
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Hi,


sorry to ask but the ocz 700w you're talking about is the one that says sli ready but is it ok for a normal configuration with one card?
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Oh yes it will be more than "ok" for a single card setup, it'll be more of an "excellent". Lol. Also you might wanna buy from NCIX as James told me before, HERE
is a link to that PSU. Another thing for all Canadians out there, go to www.pricecanada.com to compare prices for stores in canada.


Soorena

Edited by SOORENA, 27 November 2007 - 07:28 AM.

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Oh yes it will be more than "ok" for a single card setup, it'll be more of an "excellent". Lol. Also you might wanna buy from NCIX as James told me before, HERE
is a link to that PSU. Another thing for all Canadians out there, go to www.pricecanada.com to compare prices for stores in canada.


Soorena


Another is www.shopbot.ca, I have had better luck with it. If you don't know what we are talking about, these are search engines that locate products from various e-tailers, you can then take the lowest price and get NCIX to match that price.
To your luck, the OCZ 700W PSU currently has a rebate in canada as well, going for 100$ after rebate.
http://www.ncix.com/...mp;promoid=1030
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