Will I have enough power?

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someone153

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Im going to get a new power supply. ASPIRE ATX-AS600W-BL ATX12V/ EPS12V 600W Power Supply 115/230 V CB IEC 950/ TUV EN 60950/ UL 1950/ CSA 950

Im getting a eVGA 256-P2-N384 Geforce 6800 256MB 256-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card. This needs a 300W power supply.

If I have:

1 CD/DVD drive
1 Floppy drive
2 hd (1 internal, 1 extrenal)
600W power supply

If I get the video card which needs 300W, will it have enough power for it to run?
 

AtK SpAdE

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Just to clarify..


The requirement of 300w does not mean that the card will use all 300w. Rather it means that the total power (all of the components) need a 300 watt PSU.

But that is a bit conservative estimate in my opinon.

But With a 600 watt PSU (if it is of good quality) should be more then enough to power you rig.
 

AtK SpAdE

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I think the better question is to ask how much you looking to spend.

Yes many 500 watts will power that system with not trouble, but if you get a cheap-o power supply (no matter the wattage) you risk lock-ups restarts, and a general pain in the a**.

Many people over look PSUs when upgrading their machine, then with the last few dollars in their budget spring for a low quality PSU, which is a bad idea.


We could of course give you some recomendations, but it would help to know how much you looking to spend.

Here are a few that i know of from expirence that are good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104155

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103929
 

beerabuser30

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I would say so. You could get a cheaper power supply at 600w from some generic maker but that doesn't mean that it is better.
 

AtK SpAdE

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stay away from that cooler master.

Yes that antec (430W) will power you system very nicely. Antec is a very high end brand, and you will not be dissapointed.

I would not spend less then 50 or 60 bucks on a PSU. High wattage at a low cost is nota good idea.
 

Mirob

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This is the best place to read about PSU's http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=792566

Cooler Master and FSP hold down the low price end.

I have a Cooler Master 350w Real Power, I runs my 530j at 4ghz with a radeon 9600. I don't know your cpu, but a 4ghz prescott uses much power.

I also have a Antec True Power 430 and a FSP 450w. They power comps on the same desk. One day I had a glitch in my power. The computer with the FSP restarted and and one with the Antec kept on fine. Both are pluged into the same UPS with a dead battery.
 

AtK SpAdE

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Im not doubting your story at all...i own a prescott, and while they are power hungry, theyve got nothing on a 6800 (as far as power consumption)

Like i said go with the antec (FSP are not bad though)

Sean
 

truflip

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then the forton 400watt PSU is right for u. it has the best value and also has a super quiet 120mm fan. I have the 450watt version and hasnt give ne sign of defect or poor performance wahtsoever. highly recommended brand :grinthumb
 

Mirob

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AtK SpAdE said:
Im not doubting your story at all...i own a prescott, and while they are power hungry, theyve got nothing on a 6800 (as far as power consumption)

Like i said go with the antec (FSP are not bad though)

Sean
Funny, I never seen I heat sink on a GPU like the ones used on CPUs.

And 195 five egg reveiws(some with a 6800) for that PSU (not that newegg reviews mean much) may mean something.
 

truflip

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someone153 said:
Would it workin a dell?
definitely.. unless dell built the computer case and built their own PSUs so u can only use theirs n only theirs :S i havent had any problems intalling an aftermarket PSU on a 'proprietary' company liek Dell
 

zachig

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I'm not experienced with ASPIRE Power Supplies, but if this PSU is a decent one with real Pure Power of 600W I bet your can run with it even 2x7800GTX in SLI-mode. You shouldn't be worried at all!!!

Enjoy you new system!!!
 
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