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    This Is the first time I've considered building a computer.

    What I want to ask Is I've already got the APEVIA X-Navigator computer case.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811144090
    the Power Supply that come with the case Is 500W.

    I've just got a new moniter.
    http://www.yuraku.com.sg/proddetails...id=98&catid=28
    The Yuraku 24" LCD Wide Screen

    Got the Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
    A very nice Processor Indeed.

    Got the G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231223
    Things a progresing nicely.

    I just bought the Sapphire HD 4670 512MB GDDR4.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102818
    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/...8-sap4670gddr4
    It looks good For an entry level graphics card.

    I just bought the ASUS Triton 88 CPU Cooler.
    http://uk.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=...40&modelmenu=1
    It's a rather big, but didn't someone say size counts.

    Got 2 of the Akasa Quiet 12CM Cool Blue CASE FANS
    http://www.akasa.co.uk/akasa_english...274cb_4bls.htm
    To go with the ASUS Triton 88, It's going to be good folk's.

    I just got the Logitech Ultra-Flat Keyboard.
    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ke...s/177&cl=gb,en
    It'll go nicely with my new system.

    I also got the LS1 Laser Mouse
    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mi.../4610&cl=gb,en
    To go with the Logitech Ultra-Flat Keyboard, both look good.

    This Is motherboard I am considering.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131352
    Will the power supply that comes with the case be enough for the motherboard mentioned above?
    Last edited by forcus; 06-16-2009 at 12:00 PM.

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    Personally, I wouldn't trust that PSU to power the fan controller much less an entire system.
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    So are we talking about lets say 1000W, would something like that be enough.

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    It's not a matter of wattage, and wattage isn't directly related to the motherboard. But instead everything inside the computer that draws power... the CPU, graphics card, RAM, drives.


    A good quality 500 watt PSU can power most systems. But a crap no name PSU can fry the entire system and everything in it.

    My first impression when I checked your link was that the PSU you have was a piece of crap. But after a quick google it appears to be something decent. I'd use it if I had to.

    You don't need a 1000w PSU. If you want to check out how much power your system needs use a psu calculator like this one link.

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    Get a Thermaltake ToughPower or Corsair for your PSU..


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    I also recommend that you go with Corsair for your PSU, OCZ is also another good PSU manufacturer. I'm currently using an older OCZ 520W PSU in my system. I haven't had any problems with it since I bought it. Something like this should be plenty unless you plan on running tri-SLI or something:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

    You could also go with the Corsair HX series if you wanted a modular power supply for less clutter. I only use about a third of the connectors on my PSU. I'd free up a nice amount of space if I could get rid of all my unused wires.

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    LubTheStaringCat's Avatar I'm curious BT Rep: +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65BT Rep +65
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    I've been looking through the Corsair PSU range they look good, I suppose I will have read up on the range.
    Maybe the 750W or 850W.

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    Hx-620 should be enough I think..


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    Quote Originally Posted by forcus View Post
    I've been looking through the Corsair PSU range they look good, I suppose I will have read up on the range.
    Maybe the 750W or 850W.
    Quote Originally Posted by PlayeR View Post
    Hx-620 should be enough I think..
    It's all going to depend on your choice of video card(s).

    I've been using the 620's for years now and found it to be excellent but I don't have monster GPUs installed.

    Currently, the 620 is powering 4 HDDs, a waterpump, 5 x 120mm fans (and their fanbus/controller), an eVGA 8800GT and the overclocked Q9550 w/ 8GB RAM...all without breaking a sweat.
    Careful monitoring of the voltages shows very little variation even under sustained load.

    I'm sure there are other good power supplies available...I prefer to recommend stuff that I've actually used myself and, having once found a good product, tend to stick with it till convinced to change.

    For good info about PSUs look to JonnyGURU.
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    I've decided to go with the CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139009
    mainly because If I want to add more than 1 graphics card or other hardware there would be no problems.

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