6 Pin Power Supply/ MSI 8800GT

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  1. failurbydesign

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    I started this thread over at Neowin, but i love everyone's thoughts

    Im ready to purchase a MSI NX8800GT, seems like a pretty damn good card and will kill my 8500 GT that im running right now! Anyways, my power supply has the 6 pin connector, but does that mean i have enough power?

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    You should have plenty of power there. You have two 12 volt rails at 16A:

    (12 volts) * 16 amperes = 192 watts

    Depending on what the rest of your components run at, you should have plenty of power.
     
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    My system has two sata hd's, one sata dvdrw, one IDE dvdrw, 4gb ram, and the quad core CPU. I hope that's fine! I'll eventually get a new psu, but looking on newegg idk what would be best in a M-atx case and work with a few components I have!
     
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    Seems i may need a new PS! Thanks for that link! Since my case is a M-ATX..idk if a normal atx ps will work! Any recommendations?
     
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    he doesnt need one that big.. 600w should be more than enough
     
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    Does it matter? If he can get it then why not? More/reserved power is never a bad thing. It's basically $100 after rebate.
     
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    i thought the min recommended ampage for 8800 was 21 amps on the 12v
     
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    boo on the powersupply. he he just kidding. Hmm I would have gone for the 8800 Ultra. Its now $199. All in all good show.
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