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Old 08-02-04, 04:28 AM   #109
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Default Re: GeForce 6800 power supply questions

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I am gonna get the 6800 non Ultra and I wonder if my PSU will be ok, i think it it but better be on the safe side.

Levicom VP500B.BL 500W
+3,3 V: 28A
+5,0 V: 30A
+12,0 V: 34A
-5 V: 0,3A
-12 V: 0,8A
+5Vsb: 2,0A

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Nah sorry a 500watt 34A psu wont handle a 6800 lol come on man get with it, an ULTRA needs only a 350 watt, so why do you think a non ultra would need anything higher?
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Old 08-02-04, 11:56 AM   #110
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Default Re: GeForce 6800 power supply questions

Just ordered the OCZ 520
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Old 08-02-04, 12:16 PM   #111
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Default Re: GeForce 6800 power supply questions

this one beats the OCZ:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-478&depa=0

it is a remade fortron basically. the fortron equivalent got major praise from anand.
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Old 08-02-04, 12:39 PM   #112
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What does active PFC do?
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Old 08-02-04, 01:21 PM   #113
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this one beats the OCZ:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-478&depa=0

it is a remade fortron basically. the fortron equivalent got major praise from anand.
Theres more to look at then just total amp rating on any one rail. That sparkle has 36a on +12 yes and the OCZ has 33a. However, that 36a rating is at 25c and will not be that way at normal load temps of 40c. The sparkle DOES NOT have dedicated sata lines, OCZ does. The sparkle does NOT have dedicated vga power lines, the OCZ does AND with RFI filters. The Sparkle does not have ANY sleaving nor does it have any Shielded power cables , the OCZ does. The sparkle does NOT have any adjustable pots, the OCZ has 3 and they are accessible without taking the PSU box apart.

For quality of the PSU, its right up there with the PCp&C turbo 510 atx series.
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1 x DVD / 1 x lite on cdrw
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3.2 p4 @3.472 217FSB 6800u@ 425/1.28 3Dmark03: 13738
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Old 08-02-04, 01:24 PM   #114
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What does active PFC do?
Go here and its explained nicely:
http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/pfc.html
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1 x DVD / 1 x lite on cdrw
7 case fans plus vantec dual fan pci card
BFG 6800 Ultra OC 456/1.28 Stock air
3.2P4(no OC)3dmark03 score :13570
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195131
3.2 p4 @3.472 217FSB 6800u@ 425/1.28 3Dmark03: 13738
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195221
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Old 08-02-04, 01:34 PM   #115
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Default Re: GeForce 6800 power supply questions

me = convinced. that ocz 510 watter is going in my next pc.
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Old 08-02-04, 02:57 PM   #116
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Go here and its explained nicely:
http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/pfc.html
Thank You that was very helpful. I appreciate it
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Old 08-02-04, 06:04 PM   #117
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Default Re: GeForce 6800 power supply questions

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me = convinced. that ocz 510 watter is going in my next pc.
Just so you know most everyday PSU's will normally run between 30-70% of their RATED wattage under load at normal opperating temps. However, PcP&C 510 turbo series drops to only 90% under load usually and so does the OCZ psu's (420 470 520 variants). Anyways......food for thought. Im glad someone had pointed that OCZ out to me cuz I woulda never heard about it till after id already bought something else.
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1 x DVD / 1 x lite on cdrw
7 case fans plus vantec dual fan pci card
BFG 6800 Ultra OC 456/1.28 Stock air
3.2P4(no OC)3dmark03 score :13570
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195131
3.2 p4 @3.472 217FSB 6800u@ 425/1.28 3Dmark03: 13738
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195221
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Old 08-03-04, 10:22 AM   #118
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Default Re: GeForce 6800 power supply questions

BTW in case anyone still looking for PSU's.that OCZ 520 is selling at real good prices. Newegg has it for 125 and they show some good pics of it too.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...=BROWSE&depa=1
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2 x 80g Sata HD's / 1 x 60g IDE / 1 x 40 g IDE
1 x DVD / 1 x lite on cdrw
7 case fans plus vantec dual fan pci card
BFG 6800 Ultra OC 456/1.28 Stock air
3.2P4(no OC)3dmark03 score :13570
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195131
3.2 p4 @3.472 217FSB 6800u@ 425/1.28 3Dmark03: 13738
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195221
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Old 08-06-04, 12:50 PM   #119
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Default Re: GeForce 6800 power supply questions

Hey guys I was wondering, how can one be absolutely sure his power supply is sufficient?? I know stability is a big sign, but I'm also aware that a systems performance can be harmed by an insufficient PSU. So how do you guys no for sure without actually switching the PSU?
It's just I wouldn't want to spend money on a new one before I'm sure it's worth it.
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Old 08-06-04, 03:39 PM   #120
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Read reviews and user comments about various ones. PcP&C(pcpowerandcooling.com) always get great reviews and good user comments. Same goes for OCZ technology psu's. Both of those two are basically the top line psu makers you can get. Others are good as well, jsut check around and read what ppl say. If you are looking for the best quality and most stable rails...choose OCZ or PcP&C. I like the OCZ cuz it has dedicated vga lines(2) that are shielded as well as sleaved. It has a dedicated sata line as well. Its already compliant for BTX and or mobo's that require a 24 pin connection(but the psu comes with a 24-20 pin adapter for use with most of todays mobo's) OCZ's also support and have a connection for PCI-express graphics cards. OCZ has adjustable rails as well without having to open the PSU up to adjsut the pots with led lights for each of the 3 rails to show you whether you have it set within range(up to 13+ for the +12 rail) for good overclocking and stuff.
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OCZ 520 watt PSU
Asus p4c800deluxe-e motherboard
2 x 80g Sata HD's / 1 x 60g IDE / 1 x 40 g IDE
1 x DVD / 1 x lite on cdrw
7 case fans plus vantec dual fan pci card
BFG 6800 Ultra OC 456/1.28 Stock air
3.2P4(no OC)3dmark03 score :13570
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195131
3.2 p4 @3.472 217FSB 6800u@ 425/1.28 3Dmark03: 13738
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195221
WIFES PC: 3.2P4/BFG 6800GT/1 gig pc 3200
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