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jonoelgrande
12-21-06, 07:42 PM
Hey, new to the forums here and just wanted to ask a quick qestion. :)

Would it be possible to run this setup on a seasonic s12 430w psu?

e6400
8800 gts
2gb ddr2 ram
dvd +-rw drive
1 7200 rpm Hdd

I would have used the extreme psu calculator but it doesnt have the 8800gts :thumbdwn:

Q
12-21-06, 07:46 PM
Hey, new to the forums here and just wanted to ask a quick qestion. :)

Would it be possible to run this setup on a seasonic s12 430w psu?

e6400
8800 gts
2gb ddr2 ram
dvd +-rw drive
1 7200 rpm Hdd

I would have used the extreme psu calculator but it doesnt have the 8800gts :thumbdwn:

Since its a Seasonic I would say yes. I wouldn't push a GTX with it though.

SH64
12-21-06, 07:59 PM
Could work but i wont advice using it for long. try upgrading to a better PSU ASAP.

jonoelgrande
12-21-06, 08:16 PM
kks thx, i might look into getting a 250w one that goes into the dvd drive, the ones from thermaltake.

Anyone tryed these?

hemmy
12-21-06, 11:31 PM
Well, they are decent, but you might as well get a better full size ATX PSU

The Corsair HX line is very good + modular

LBJM
12-22-06, 01:02 PM
The Corsair HX line is very good + modular

or he could get a 650watt seasonic it's cheaper and it has higher Efficiency. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817151028

if he wants modular seasonic does that too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817151031

not to mention they both run quiet.

Lazaredz
12-22-06, 03:31 PM
I would think it would work, but your cutting it close.

Any further upgrades (or instability in overclocks) should warrent a new PSU.

jonoelgrande
12-22-06, 03:54 PM
thanks for the help people, i may look into a new PSU then or add a seperated one just for the graphics card.. (its cheaper :o )

How would this PSU fare?
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?TT-W0103

i'm still leaning towards a
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?TT-W0099
though really, it seems much cheaper and easier, is tehre something i'm not seeing? :hmmm:

ManOnFire
12-22-06, 04:15 PM
A quality 400W psu should work fine, at least my fortron fsp400-60thn works fine.

Henno
12-22-06, 06:06 PM
A quality 400W psu should work fine, at least my fortron fsp400-60thn works fine.

My system beneath runs like a champ on a Zalman 400watt psu.

Q
12-22-06, 06:24 PM
My system beneath runs like a champ on a Zalman 400watt psu.

Not to say anything bad about your system, but the Seasonic is a beast compared your unit... and like you said your unit is running fine! I'm sure the guy will have no problems running the suggested rig.

mustrum
12-24-06, 12:11 PM
Hmm looks like the 8800 is not such a bad power hog as i feared. Having a OCZ Modstream 520 here atm. I think i`ll give it a try before i spend a ton of money on a new PSU for nothing. (The GTX is calling me - must resist!!!)

Roadhog
12-24-06, 01:03 PM
Hmm looks like the 8800 is not such a bad power hog as i feared. Having a OCZ Modstream 520 here atm. I think i`ll give it a try before i spend a ton of money on a new PSU for nothing. (The GTX is calling me - must resist!!!)

should run it no problem! theres people with SLI 8800GTX's on that PSU.

john19055
12-24-06, 01:07 PM
If you are going to be running a 8800GTS and do any overclocking then no the 430wat is not enough no manner what brand it is ,You can get a OCZ GameXStream 600w for $114 ,or the OCZ PowerStream 520 watt $129 ,or the SilverStone 560 watt SST-ST56ZF $137 and it has a single 12v rail that puts out 38amps and 45amps max and I used it to run two 7900GTX's in SLI and a overclocked CPU with four harddrives and two DVD burners and four 120mm case fans and never had a problem and and it get all 5 stars in the reviews at newegg.I would not waste the money buying a add on power supply ,It is best just to get a good Power supply,but there are lots of brands that will do what you need done ,and on the PC caculator you can use the 7900GTX to subsutute the 8800GTS ,they both draw the same power,Just get the best one you can afford,so in the future you want have to worry.

MicroZ28
12-24-06, 01:26 PM
Or get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153037 only $49.99 and keep your current PS works great on my 8800GTX very solid well built unit.(xmasgrin)

Dazz
12-24-06, 03:45 PM
Well looking at the specs the PSU should handle a GTS minuim is 400w and considering you have a Core2 which eats less power then a Pentium4 and 1 DVD drive and 1 hard drive it should be fine.

syne_24
12-24-06, 04:41 PM
It will run it fine. But may not give you headroom if you want to run SLI later and so on. I would consider the Corsair HX620 if you can get one. But if you dont plan to do SLI it will do fine for now.

E6600 @ 3.9 w/ 8800GTX 695/2000 drawing 471W peak at the wall. Which means 471 x .80 (efficiency) = 376W needed. The GTS with a 430W Seasonic will be enough.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g156/syne_24/Picture014.jpg