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Okay, so I don't quite understand what specs I need a PSU to be to run the GeForce 8800GTS 320MB card... It says it needs "A minimum 400W system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A)", what I don't understand about this statement is what the heck does "with 12V current rating of 26A" mean? Can someone recommend a PSU that meets this requirement?

 

 

P.S. This is the link to the page about the card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133193

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It just means that a minimum of 26 amps is required at the 12v rails. I would go with a OCZ GamerXtream 600, a Corsair 620 watt....or PC Power & Cooling 600 silencer. These are fair priced and offer good performance.Keep in mind that when you see the specs of a power supply....there may be multiple 12v rails. It may list that there are 3 12v rails at 18 amps each. They card needs at least 26 amps combine. There are many crappy PSU's that list high specs but I would not trust them. Just get a good one the first time and sleep well at night.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139002

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341001

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817703005

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Okay, so I don't quite understand what specs I need a PSU to be to run the GeForce 8800GTS 320MB card... It says it needs "A minimum 400W system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A)", what I don't understand about this statement is what the heck does "with 12V current rating of 26A" mean? Can someone recommend a PSU that meets this requirement?

 

 

P.S. This is the link to the page about the card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133193

 

Most decent PSU manufacturers clearly state the specs on there websites in addition to putting it on a sticker on the PSU.

 

Have a look @ OCZ's website, pick a PSU then look at the specs you will see something like this.

 

Hope this helps

 

CN

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I'm actually planning on building this computer (no cd/dvd or floppy drives planned yet) I'm just trying to compile a list of parts I'll probably want. Anyway, heres the parts I've picked out so far. Tell me what you think about this build.

 

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131013

 

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...AMD%2bX2%2b6000

 

PNY VCG88GTS32XPB GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported HDCP Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133193

 

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145034

 

RAIDMAX O2 ATX-302BP Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420Watts PRESCOTT/ SATA Ready Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811156182

 

Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000ABYS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136143

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450 isnt going to cut it for your planned system, don't cheap out ont he power supply, it is the most important part of your system. The recommended ocz or corsair psu's should suit you fine!

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