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    Default Looking for PSU suggestions

    Im rebuilding my computer after my motherboard died and am wondering what PSU you guys would recommend.

    Im currently looking at:
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131631
    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227316
    HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136283

    For gfx I intend to use an old 8800gt I have, though its very likely that Im going to upgrade to a better card later on. I also have an xfi xtremegamer audio card I plan to use.

    Any feedback appreciated, thanks.

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    Any decent ~500W PSU would be sufficient for that. The Seasonic S12 II Bronze that Wolf just reviewed would be a good choice, as would the Antec Neo ECO 520W which is basically the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero82z View Post
    Any decent ~500W PSU would be sufficient for that. The Seasonic S12 II Bronze that Wolf just reviewed would be a good choice, as would the Antec Neo ECO 520W which is basically the same thing.
    And this should be sufficient if I decide to upgrade the graphics card for something much newer than the 8800gt and potentially other upgrades in the future? 500w seems rather low.

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    520W would be plenty for just about any single GPU. The only card I would worry about running is a GTX 480. Any other single GPU card would be fine on a 520W PSU.

    For the record, in the past I have run a GTX260 and two 9600GSOs off my HX520. You'd be surprised how far 520W can go.
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    With a real good 550W PSU, even a GTX480 isn't a problem.
    If i'm not mistaken, such a rig should pull less than 400W out of the PSU when everythin is running at default, even with power viruses.

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