TECH Recommend a PSU for me, pls

Rommel

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Intel Q9550 Quad Core
Gigabyte GA-EP45T-DS3R
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 32MB Cache * 2
Corsair PC8500 DDR2-1066
Sapphire ATI RADEON HD 4870
DVD Burner (maybe two)
Antec Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case

What should i be looking at to power all this equipment?

And can anyone make any recommendations.
 

eideteker

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At least 600W, preferably 750W or more.

Get this one...mail-in rebate and 15% off with the provided code.
 

eideteker

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I do like the modular cabling of the HX, but I can't help but feel that 520W may not be enough power later. Maybe I'm just a victim of marketing.

Hell, I remember walking in to a computer store years ago and asking for a 200W ATX PSU and the guy laughed and asked what I was going to do with all that power.
 

Doomsday

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I do like the modular cabling of the HX, but I can't help but feel that 520W may not be enough power later. Maybe I'm just a victim of marketing.

the specs above will only consume around 320W or so at full load
but i agree with you though,... I'd get the 750W Corsair if the price diff isn't that huge
 

eideteker

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I only have one video card (overclocked, not sure of power draw but I'm sure it's at least 100W under full load), but I have a quad core Phenom which drags down 150W on it's own. Add in four case fans, three SATA HDDs and an SATA optical drive and we're probably getting close to 400W usage under full load. I wouldn't call an extra 120W of capacity "futureproofed" - If I add another video card with the same or similar specs, I'm ass out.

I guess I was focusing too much on my own rig than what Rommel needs - and it does appear that the HX 520W would be a solid choice. Of course, it's all purely academic if gino85 is right abour him being a Brit...I'm sure he could find the same unit elsewhere though.
 

MrBrotato

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I have a question related to this topic... Concerning the power bill each month, if someone puts a 500w or a 900w PSU in the same computer, will the bill be different or will it be the same since the other components in the computer don't consume any more power?
 

skinjob

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I have a question related to this topic... Concerning the power bill each month, if someone puts a 500w or a 900w PSU in the same computer, will the bill be different or will it be the same since the other components in the computer don't consume any more power?

Assuming that each PSU is equally efficient at converting AC to DC, there should be no difference.
 

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