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Old 04-25-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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Question PSU blues

Ok so I'm planning on building a linux box with:

Intel core 2 duo Q8400
This Gigabyte Mobo
1 7200 RPM 500GB western digital HD
2 x 2GB DDR2
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 1GB (overclocked)
and a case with temp display, fan control, and LCD fans.

plus a CD/DVD RW drive, I donno which yet, I might just use a best buy gift card.

I was thinking of getting this PSU but it only has one 12v rail (granted it's massive) I'm a total noob to building, and I don't know how exactly to calculate what I need with my system. Any help (single or multirail, brand, anything) would be very much appreciated.
Old 04-26-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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Mine is a Corsair 620HX.

Are you going to stress this system, overclock and game, or only do things like writing in to this forum offering possibly good advice?

For whatever the use, a PSU should deliver consistent power under all loads, and do so for some years. A PSU looses effect with time. The important thing is the real output not the rails or the nominal output, and quality generally follows price and brand. You might think of this while you look at all the PSUs on the Newegg site. You have googled of course, but you might also search this forum to see if there have been more concrete opinions posted by others.


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