PSU good enough for 8800gtx

By SK33TAST1C ยท 7 replies
Jul 17, 2007
  1. alright, so im making my new build after intel's pricecut coming later this week. i'll be getting:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (possibly OCed) being cooled by zalman cnps9500 and arctic thermal 5 paste
    EVGA 8800GTX (probably be OCing myself using stock cooler on card)
    2gb corsair xms series DDR2 800 RAM
    1 7200 RPM Western Digital Hard Drive
    1 DVD burner
    1 Abit Mobo running new P35 chipset
    3 case fans ( 1x 120mm 2x80mm, all with blue ED)
    6 blue LEDs built into case

    can this powersupply handle all of that? (i'm worried cuz of the overclocking)
  2. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    That psu has 41amps. Your call, I have no idea about power requirements for quad-core cpu's.
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    It has a good amount on the +12V. I will assure you that you can't ever skimp on the PSU. I would recommend upgrading to an OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU (Those are BA).
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    This PSU is a better bet. It's about $20 more than the Thermaltake one, but has four +12V rails with about 15A on each rail and assures ample power for your system, even if you upgrade it.

    EDIT: Sorry about that, a typo in the url. Funny what a space can do! ;) It works now. :)
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    Rage, either u did not leave a link, or are u suggesting the one above?
  6. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I see 52 amps on the +12v rails. That's enough.
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    550W? I'd say thats cutting it a little close.

    Try that OCZ, or at least something with 650W or higher. Especially if you're thinking of overclocking. On such a high end system, putting in a cheap PSU is just looking for trouble.
  8. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    That is incorrect, It is 41amps. 18A + 18A + 16A= 52A is not correct. You do not just add the 12v rails together, this is a common misconcecption.
    Maximum combined wattage on the 12v divided by 12= amps on the 12v
    Refer to this:
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...