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Old February 16, 2011, 08:32 PM
frontier204 frontier204 is offline
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I can concur with the estimate of 200-300W. My rig with an i5 2500k overclocked to 4.2 GHz (CPU folding, GPU idle) only pulls 200W FROM THE WALL so what it's getting from the 12V is less.
The following Seasonic should do the trick if all the wires are long enough: - Buy Seasonic S12II 520W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80+ Bronze 6+8PIN PCI-E W/ 120MM Fan - S12II 520 In Canada. ($65 before taxes with NCIX's sale)

Note that you'll limit yourself to one high-end GPU with that power supply, but that's about as much as you can get for a power supply that's around 20% of the price of your CPU...
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]

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