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Aphot
11-18-06, 05:25 PM
Well, I am just about to buy my new computer but I was wondering if my PSU could handle the system.

E6300
Asus P5B Deluxe
2GB PC6400
8800gts
1 Sata hd
X-FI
DVD-rom

The main issue I was faced with was the motherboard is EPS12V it needs 24 pin main connector and a extra square 4 pin one. Mine has it but is it EPS12V or is it something else?

Also, I was wondering if I had enough power for the whole system because the GTS says a minimum of 400watts and 26amps in the 12V.

psu specs (OCZ Modstream 450W) 450W: +3.3V(28A), +5V(45A), +12V(26A)

Thanks, Sam

Roadhog
11-18-06, 05:36 PM
it should

vandalous
11-18-06, 05:54 PM
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

I use this site whenever I have the very question you posted.

Tuork
11-18-06, 10:47 PM
Would someone care to explain teh whole 24pin business to me?

Moreso, would a Thermaltake Silent purePower 480W work with a socket T (core2duo?) board?

Xion X2
11-19-06, 12:50 AM
Some motherboards require either a 20 or 24-pin power connector. Many PSU's are designed so that an extra 4-pin can slide in alongside a 20-pin to make the conversion.

To the original poster, your PSU might be enough to handle the system, but it's pushing it. Really pushing it. It will have to run near maximum capacity and may give out on you in a short time. And... it may not. Either way, it's a risk.

Aphot
11-19-06, 11:57 AM
It will have to run near maximum capacity and may give out on you in a short time. And... it may not. Either way, it's a risk.

What PSU should I get then?

lee63
11-19-06, 12:32 PM
http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/power_management/ocz_gamexstream_power_supply-nvidia_sli_ready_ ;)

SH0DAN
11-19-06, 01:02 PM
What PSU should I get then?


What is your budget?

Xion X2
11-19-06, 03:27 PM
What PSU should I get then?

It really depends on what your budget is. For the best middle-class models that are capable of running one GTS/GTX, I'd highly suggest the Silverstone ST56ZF or PCP&C 510W Silencer. The Seasonics in that wattage class are very good, too. Those are the 3 best brands on the market for your wattage class.

And whatever you do, don't go with a dual 12v rail PSU.

Rayman1968
11-19-06, 05:05 PM
And whatever you do, don't go with a dual 12v rail PSU.
Why is this? What about quad rails? I was looking at one from Coolermaster and it has six 12v rails.

I'll be upgrading to 8800GTX SLI shortly and will need a new PSU but not sure which way to jump. I'd rather go with one of the Nvidia SLI certified PSU's that has 4 PCI-E connectors, but doesn't sound like a hair-dryer in my case.

Coolermaster claims theirs is fairly quiet.