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    Default Need recomendation for a PSU to run my new AGP card please

    As I am planning to buy a new PC soon, my present PC baught in 2004 started hanging every now and then and with a bit of card/memory swapping, i figured it was my AGP card which needs a change. So I baught this one --> Sapphire HD 3850 AGP

    The problem is my present PSU is just a generic PSU brand with max watts 350, whereas the Sapphire HD 3850 Box clearly states the system requirements as
    450 Watt or greater power supply with 30Amps on 12 volt rail with 2x4 power connector recommended
    The sticker on my present generic PSU, a "Royal Power Supply - Model:LC-B350 ATX" displays this



    I am deciding to go with this PSU --> OCZ Stealth 600w



    Is this a good choice ? Details here:

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...m_power_supply

    TIA

    Babe

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    What's your budget?

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    Hmmm, funny.

    Thats the exact same model number as my rosewill 350w, and thats a L&C, so anything is a step up.
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    UGG your current PSU is a L&C/Deer/Solytech/Allied/Apex/Supercase

    Tells you something about a company if they have to go by 6 different names.

    The OCZ is ok depending on what they are asking you to pay for it....there are better out there.
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    My budget was originally was Australia $ 100. The one I posted aboe is A $ 129, which I guess I will manage it if my choice is allright. Is my choice allright ? If it is bad choice, please suggest alternatives with a close price range of 100-140 A $. TIA

    Babe

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    Looking on i-tech, the Antec EA430/500 and the Corsair cx400/vx450 are in that price range. The Enermax Pro82+ 525 is also surprisingly cheap.

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    I don't know how prices are in Australia...but in US that is very overpriced
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    My second related question is this. The Sapphire HD3850 card came with a cable which splits into 2 power input sockets.



    My question is how I should connect the power cables up. Do I use 2 separate power lines, or is the one line sufficient? If I use 2 separate lines, I am effectively cabling up 2 separate power circuits in parallel and am now sure if that is such a good idea...

    EDIT: 129 A $ is about 92.61 USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
    Looking on i-tech, the Antec EA430/500 and the Corsair cx400/vx450 are in that price range. The Enermax Pro82+ 525 is also surprisingly cheap.
    Or the modular version for $15 AU extra
    Q6600
    MSI P7N Platinum
    2GB Corsair DDR2
    CM 690
    CX400 (Enermax Galaxy 1000w on the way)
    WD250
    HDT-S1283
    2xPNY 9600GSO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babe View Post
    My question is how I should connect the power cables up. Do I use 2 separate power lines, or is the one line sufficient? If I use 2 separate lines, I am effectively cabling up 2 separate power circuits in parallel and am now sure if that is such a good idea...

    EDIT: 129 A $ is about 92.61 USD.
    You should use 2 4pin molex connectors, just as the adapter is made for. You are not wiring two separate circuits in parallel. All of the 12V wires come from a single source on the PSU you selected.
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