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Hi, just about to build a new system. It's been about 4 years now so im all excited again. Just wondering would THIS be okay with...

 

i7 920

Corsair 6GB XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Intel X58

antec 900 case

with a 9600gt (i know its bad) which i was hoping to updgrade to sometime soon, maybe gtx 260

 

 

Or am i stupid and would be better with about 750w and be done with it. I already feel a little silly for even thinking about spending so much but its been a while so what the hell.

 

Thanks for anyhelp guys..

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I have that exact power supply you are looking at. It has been great so far. Had it for about 6 months running an [email protected] and a [email protected] folding non stop powersupply doesnt even get warm. If you are planning to overclock that i7 I would get something a little more powerful though. With a 260 it might just be a little to much. They make that same ps in a 600w model. could be just what you need

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overcl...i7,2268-10.html

 

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....rodid=CA-031-OC

Edited by Water_Hazard

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A good quality power supply like the OCZ 500W will be enough even for a GTX260, can't see that system pulling more than 350W at full tilt. Jump to a 600 or 750W power supply next time around especially if you are considering upgrading the GTX260.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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