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hokeyplyr48
01-22-07, 09:54 AM
I am looking into getting a new PSU and was looking at the Tagan 900 w (u96) and was wondering how future-proof it would be? They also have a 1100w version but its much more expensive. What do you think? will 900w be enough for a while or not?

Uberpwnage
01-22-07, 02:44 PM
It depends on what type of system you plan to be running. Tagan doesn't have 8-pin PCI-E 2.0 connectors, so if you plan on getting an R600 series card that is not the XTX (which will use 2x6pin PCI-E) then it might not be the best choice. Future cards, being released late this year will begin to use PCI-E 2.0 connectors alot more.

Basically, specs change, and you can never be sure whether something is going to be "future proof". The 900w sure has enough theoretical amps to be enough for quite a while, so if you aren't planning on buying R600 or R600CF, I'd say its a pretty good option for now, only problem being the PCI-E connectors. Im sure there will be adapters though.

I would look into the Silverstone OP1000 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817256010), it has less power on the +12v but has 2xPCI-E 2.0 connectors, and pretty much every other connector anyone can foresee needing. $45 more then your Tagan though.