What PSU Is Best 4 My Setup?

By the.freak
Nov 5, 2008
  1. Hey Gang :

    I was wondering which PSU should i get for my Gaming rig ?

    Specs :

    2.8GHz Duo 2Core Quad 12MB Chache Intel CPU
    nForce 790i Ultra SLI Mobo
    4GB HyperX DDR3 RAM @ 1066
    2x XFX GeForce 280GTX2 1GB + 1GB GDDR3
    PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    1x 120GB Seagate SATA 1 Drive
    2x 500GB Seagate SATAII Drives
    1x Blueray DvD Burner ...
    G-15 Gaming Keyboard
    Floppy Drive...

    Should I get the Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W PSU or the Toughpower 1200W One ?

    Please help coz I'm buying my rig in less than 2 weeks ......

    10x in advance !!!!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Take your pick :)
  3. the.freak

    the.freak TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    What the heck do you mean ? I wanna know if the 1200W is enough coz I ain't a gazillion $ to spend mate :(
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    google psu calculator. Add 30% to the results and buy quality. Go to and read their PSU reviews.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    No need to get angry. Either of the PSUs will do, although they'd be overkill IMO. A PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 will do the job nicely. If you're looking to add a third card later though, go with the Corsair HX1000 or any of those PSUs you mentioned.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    All this concern over power supplies... A good quality supply at 450 - 750 watts will run any computer. No need for calculators or anger. My post was really intended as a "bump" although my advise was real
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