broken_escalator wrote:I don't know a lot about power requirements so I usually have to default to newegg's calculator, or ask someone. Using that calculator I had to substitute a different card that required 500w since I didn't see yours listed and I'm assuming you have 1 dvd-rw... it came out as recommended PSU Wattage: 568 W
broken_escalator wrote:Is there a computer store nearby like compUSA? I've gotten good deals there and really do dislike bestbuy, which is always more expensive :\
And I do agree that PSU calculators should take a grain of salt, because they aren't exact. When I bought my psu I used every PSU I could find to see what deviation there was. Then I found a corsair 550 on sale and got that because it was super sufficient. (I only need like 360W total unless I want to setup a crossfire but... i don't)
If you want, you can just disconnect any optical drives and that usually cuts down the watts recommended. If you don't use them might as well, especially if you're afraid of breaking something.
bocochoco wrote:but do you think I'll do any damage if I order one from newegg, or should I bite my tongue and go to bestbuy?
Endless Mike wrote:bocochoco wrote:but do you think I'll do any damage if I order one from newegg, or should I bite my tongue and go to bestbuy?
I don't see why you would do damage ordering from NewEgg unless you have a pile of parts and you HAVE to have a finished computer NOW.
broken_escalator wrote:It lowers the wattage needed on the PSU calculator by like 40W if you unplug that dvd-rw from your PSU. That should put you under 550W with some to spare (~523 W as opposed to ~561 W). Unless your HDDs are 10k RPM in which case damn you. I just assumed they were 7.2k RPM, so if they're slower you have a bit more leeway.
Shivahn wrote:I am a motherfucking sorceror.
PhoenixEnigma wrote:Yeah, that Antec is a solid power supply, and the ratings on, well, pretty much everything are very conservative. AnandTech's Bench shows a 5870/OC'd i7 920 rig using no more than 400W in all cases, and that's probably a touch more power hungry than your set up. I wouldn't even bother with a new PSU at all. If you had an unbranded $20 PSU that claimed 550W, I'd be concerned, but that Antec will deliver all it's rated for (and likely more, actually) without a problem, and you won't actually come very close to that anyways.
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