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  1. filerz

    filerz Thread Starter

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    Hey, ill b working soon ( im only young ) :) on a weekend 50 pound a day and wanna upgrade the pc, i know im gunna need a bigger pc as it is v crampted now with a 8800Gt and want to buy a antec 900. If i wanted a new graphics like the 4870x2 what kind of power supply would i be looking for? i have a 550W one, ( forgot the mak ) but its a nice PW and award winning too :).

    My system atm: gigabyte board supporting 65nm processors, ( cba to get model number sorry :p :)
    E8400 3GHZ
    8800GT
    4GB OCZ 800MZ RAM
     
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    A good quality PSU that is 650~750 watts. Recommend Corsair, Thermaltake, FSP, Seasonic brands.

    The new case you want and the 4870... you're set.
     
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    You won't run a 4870x2 for long with a 550watt psu. I'd be looking in the range of a quality 850 or above. Certainly not a watt less than 750, and that only on a very high quality psu, no-name power supplies don't put out the wattage they advertise. Shoddy manufacturers will use the peak wattage to make it sound better than it is, not to mention they are inefficient psu's in the first place. Look for a lot of amps on the 12 volt rail(s), 80+ certified(efficiency), and active PFC. Less heat, quieter running, and stable power makes for a better system.
     
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    For the 4870X2, I'd recommend at least a 750 W QUALITY make power supply. For example Corsair or PC Power & Cooling. http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...+/Corsair+750W+TX+Series+PSU+?productId=29100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009. Still, don't get just any quality maker "750W" power, as they vary in the actual output very much. (Even some Thermaltake PSUs are crappy(not in quality... but when their "600W PSU" has only 2 18 Amp 12 V rails... Makes you wonder... :()
     
  5. filerz

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    So 550w is no wear near powerfull enoug? i didnt think so lol.
    is the antec 900 big enough? i would like obv a big case so its spacoius, and room for a CPU Coooler as i wanna overclock too 4Ghz.
     
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    No, don't get that. It's less actual power than the Corsair 750 W... Checking if that's true... Well, it's actually 64 amps max total load on the 12 V rails. Vs 60 A on the Corsair's single rail. Conclusion, if you get the Corsair for the price of the Antec or less, get the Corsair.
     
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    Ok Thanks :)
    shall be the 750W ;)
     
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    Good choice, I've got the Corsair TX750 and it's a great psu, I'd run any single card on it.
     
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