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Old October 9, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Buying a GTX295 from the BST to throw into my HTPC to fold with (screw noise, I'll just turn the volume up, LOL) I've got a 1.8GHZ Athlon I in there right now, plus a couple of WD Green Harddrives. I've got a 430W PS in there right now, but obviously that isn't going to cut it anymore. What size PS will I need to power this dual chip monster?
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Something along the lines of an HX650, Silverstone Strider 650, HCG650, X-660 would be what I would aim for. You could probably drop to a bit lower in the 550 range but I wouldn't considering what you are doing with it. That way you stay at the peak efficency of the PSU itself.

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Yeah, FAH should have the card pegged 24/7, so I suppose an efficient PSU is in order. Would love to spend under $70 for it.... might pick one up from MemEx here in town...
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Yeah, FAH should have the card pegged 24/7, so I suppose an efficient PSU is in order. Would love to spend under $70 for it.... might pick one up from MemEx here in town...
I know OCZ sucks, but for how cheap this deal is, why not. What do you got to lose? Not much!


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A cheaper one would do. It's not like I have crazy expensive parts to lose.... Thanks, YFG!!!
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I wouldn't use that unit. But if you don't mind losing HW knock yourself out.

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It's cheap hardware... The Athlon is a 7 year old dual core, and the video card is $100. The only thing that really means anything to me are the harddrives.
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It's cheap hardware... The Athlon is a 7 year old dual core, and the video card is $100. The only thing that really means anything to me are the harddrives.
Fair enough, though with the 5v rail issues and 3.3 rail issues I had, I wouldn't even bet on the HDD's. Again , I've done my due dilligence in trying to steer you away :).

I just hate seeing people go through the same crap I did.

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Advice taken.

Any other option for a $70 powersupply that will do the trick? Local pickup at Mem Express
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Advice taken.

Any other option for a $70 powersupply that will do the trick? Local pickup at Mem Express
Well that one was 84.99 the OCZ. Get the Antec Earthwatts 650. Way better unit, same cost.

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