View Full Version : PSU

02-26-10, 03:51 PM
Guys my psu just died, If im wanting to upgrde to a new GFxxx/5970 what size psu am i needing to buy?

02-26-10, 04:17 PM
A quick check on an HIS 5970 card specs on the egg below....

650 Watt or greater power supply one 75W 6-pin and one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended (850 Watt with two 75W 6-pin and two 150W 8-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode)

03-02-10, 07:19 AM
So what about the new GFxxx's? Any specs on a minimum required psu for those?

03-02-10, 07:29 AM
600W and 42A for GTX 480

03-04-10, 07:21 AM
Guys i may get a OCZ GameXtreme 850W psu, would this be ok?

03-04-10, 07:36 AM
I had an OCZ 1000w psu and it didn't last a year (thank God I didn't pay anything for it, it was given to me brand new in the box by my boss). Maybe I was just unlucky but I know I won't be taking a risk by getting another OCZ psu ever again. I bought a Corsair 750W psu to replace it.

03-04-10, 07:47 AM
Guys i may get a OCZ GameXtreme 850W psu, would this be ok?
I don't think they make them anymore.

I've got nothing against OCZ, but I would go with Corsair too.

03-04-10, 11:46 AM

So what about one of these bad boys? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134677

03-05-10, 01:49 PM
Finally got my system back up and running, The PSU is really top notch, More connectors than you can shake a stick at and really quite .. My only(very small)issue with this PSU is the power leads/wires, Becasue they are so long and theres so many its a bit of a pain with wire management ... Think i done a pretty good job in the end though.


03-05-10, 10:05 PM
Yep, get a corsair.

I've used one and it was very solid and ran cool despite being a 400W unit powering an overclocked Core 2 Duo and a Radeon 4870.

My OCZ has been absolutely flawless after several years of constant use, but if I were to buy a new one right now I'd get a Corsair with a single large 12v rail.

03-05-10, 10:16 PM
Good choice on the Corsair and especially on the model you got. ;)
What is this problem with wire management you speak of?


bob saget
03-05-10, 10:20 PM
gtfo. i convulse every time you post that pic. so.damn.sleek. :drooling:

03-05-10, 10:21 PM
You silver tongued devil.