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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by UNR3ALXV, May 21, 2007.

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  1. UNR3ALXV

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  3. jlabit

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    That power supply is a piece of junk. Might want to spend a little more and get something from Antec, Enermax, etc. Power supplies is the last place you want to cut costs.
     
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    What are the requirements which a PSU needs to meet in order to run an 8800 GTS?

    Thanks in advance,
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    The amount of power from that power supply is not the issue. 500 watts is probably sufficient, as long as you're not running 2 8800 video cards in SLI configuration. The problem is that the power supply you quoted is not a high quality unit. Therefore, although it is rated 500 watts, you will probably blow it up, along with possibly your motherboard/video card/memory when she blows. If there is only one unit you are going to ensure is a high quality unit in your computer, make sure it is the power supply FIRST. Take a look at Antec. I know their units are of good quality. The knowledgeable people on here can probably recommend other good name brands. Good luck.

    This unit is a good example. It will last a long time and will power what you want to run. And most important, it is a high quality unit.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171010
     
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    You need a 12v rail rating of 26 amps to power an 8800 gts and a 400 watt psu.

    So uh yeah, get something about 30 amps and you should be gravy.
     
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    Thanks, can anybody please tell me a list of which PSU's are good quality and reliable?
     
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    Good quality power supplies;

    PC Power & Cooling, Antec, Seasonic, Enermax, Thermaltake.
     
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    I like Ultra PSU's personally.
     
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    Don't just be concentrating on advertised watts.

    You may get a better understanding of the requirements for some of the new high tech PCI-e cards by reading post #7 and post #8 at;

    http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/577694-ati-radeon-x1950-pro-query.html

    If you are going to purchase a PSU with multiple 12v rails then you should research the PSUs in which you have an interest to see if the PSU incorporates power sharing between rails so that you can meet the nVidia recommended power requirements.
     
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    Im looking for a PSU to support a GeForce 8600 GTS, I have a budget of £80.

    I would very much appreciate any purchase recommendations,

    Many thanks,
    -UNR3ALXV
     
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