6 Pin Power Supply/ MSI 8800GT

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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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I eneded up with the Antec Earthwatts 500

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

Man this baby is silent, powers my 8800GTS SSC just fine

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130317

Thanks for all the help!

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.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...FltzypczywCjC-KeCjCZBFwVzTwCjCZBFwVzTw PzEEwy
 

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