PSU for Athlon 64 3200+ Venice core?

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  1. Potemkin

    Potemkin New Member

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    I was just wondering if a 400w or 430w PSU would be sufficient enough for a system with a BFG GeForce 6600GT, 2 x 1GB Corsair DDR400, NEC 3520A, Seagate 120GB 7200RPM, and a Seagate 160GB 7200RPM all running on a Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-9 with a Athlon 64 3200+.

    Many thanks in advance for the help! :bigthumb:
     
  2. XR250rdr

    XR250rdr OT Supporter

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    A good quality 400W PSU would be fine.
     
  3. PeacefulAnarchy

    PeacefulAnarchy You get one for the money, two for the show, three

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153023

    Just got one of these, it's FANTASTIC!

    Powers my whole 3200+ XP/9700 Pro rig SO WELL, it actually BOOSTED MY FPS AFTER SWAPPING MY DEAD NFORCE BASED MOBO OUT WITH A SEMI-WORKING BUDDY'S SiS MOBO!

     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Sorry but i cannot recommend either the thermaltake nor the Antec PSU

    The thing you should be looking at when purchasing a PSU, is not the wattage of the PSU, but the quality (brand) as well as the amperage it has on its rails. Althon 64 systems require a higher 12V rail, while Althon XP systems require higher 5V and 3.3V rails.

    Look for PSUs that have ~30A+ on the 12V rail in your case. Or if its a ATX2.0 PSU then there will be two seperate 12V rails, 15A on each would be sufficient.

    Some good brands to look at, that have a decent price tag are Sparke/Fortron, Enermax. And if you have a bit more money PC Power and Cooling, Seasonic, OCZ.
     
  6. Goonigoogoo

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    Antec has GREAT quality for a decent price, never had a problem with Antec PSU's nor any of my gamer friends, and we all use Antec PSU's.
     
  7. Apokalipse

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    for the 6600 + 3200 Venice, I'd say he wouldn't need 30, but he would need at least 20A on the +12V rail.
    and Antec is a very good brand of PSU.
    good brands are: Antec, Thermaltake, OCZ (really stable), Enermax and now Cooler Master (yes, Cooler Master make PSU's now. they've actually done a pretty good job too)
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Antec use to make really good PSU's but lately they fall behind a lot of other cheaper companies.

    and Thermaltake doesn't make good PSU's, thermaltake makes almost nothing good.
     
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    XR250rdr OT Supporter

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    For a 939 board you will definitely want an ATX2.0 PSU. That puts that Thermaltake out.

    I cant see how someone can claim the PSU raised the framerate right after they replaced a bad motherboard :ugh:
     
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    I've got that chip & I've got a Seasonic S12 380. 380w total, 25a on the 12v rails. Solid power supply and almost dead silent.
     
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    :wtf:
     
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  13. Apokalipse

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    I, and everybody I know have never had any problems with even the recent Antec ones.
     

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