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Help a noob with his build...

by christdude378 / September 1, 2008 11:13 AM PDT
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Where's the PSU ??
by VAPCMD / September 1, 2008 12:32 PM PDT
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Sorry, I forgot.
by christdude378 / September 1, 2008 9:00 PM PDT
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What's the basis for getting a 1,000 WATT PSU at $196
by VAPCMD / September 1, 2008 10:25 PM PDT
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by christdude378 / September 1, 2008 10:32 PM PDT

I may crossfire 2 4870x2's in the future. Just want plenty of room.

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by christdude378 / September 1, 2008 10:24 PM PDT

I also will be crossfiring a second 4870 in the future.

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Ran your components over one of the more comprehensive PSU
by VAPCMD / September 2, 2008 12:36 PM PDT
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calculators and it calculated your current PSU requirement at 338 Watts.

If you add another 4870 GPU, another HDD, another DVD plus 4 USBs and 2 120MM FAN it only calls for PSU with 527 watts <40 AMPs.

I'm a firm believer in capacity or room to grow but a 1000 watt PSU for a system requiring less than 350 watt or 527 watts is over the top even for this builder of 22 years.

Good Luck on your choices and your build.


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