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    I agree with Darth on this one Zach.
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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    A good, new 500W PSU can't be had for under $70 USD. A $60 550W will be utter crap.

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    its not so much the prices, its the brand name, model, and wheter it has been reveiwed favourably or not.
    (hah imsaying all this and i run a cheap junk psu on my rig anyway)
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    Good God Munkul... That PSU is probably going to destroy that rig. Overclocked with the X800 overclocked as well and it's a crap PSU to start with. If you keep that in there, it's bound to fail and take half the system with it.

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    i like the risks........
    hehe youre so conservative with psu's. i know at max my system will only pull less than 300w.
    i lie- i have a 500w now from raidmax (my bro's one from his case) but it still only has 17a on the 12v rail. i promise to upgrade it when i get new graphics.

    speaking of psu's, i got my bro a ocz psu 520w with 28a on the 12v rail for his system: dfi lanparty ultra-d, opteron144 @2.8ghz, radeon x1800xt 256mb, 1gb corsair twin-x, 250gb samsung spinpoint sata2
    in your honest opinion, is the good or not? i dont like taking risks with other peoples stuff.
    Last edited by Munkul; 06-22-2006 at 05:02 PM.
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    well here are my volteges on everest
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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    Those voltage levels are fine. If the system is maintaining these levels at both idle and load, then you shouldn't have any problems until the PSU finially plays out on oyu.
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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    Quote Originally Posted by zaqwsx
    well here are my volteges on everest
    For your personal reference, if you ever want to check out if you've got good voltages or not, a general rule of thumb is +/- 5% of the rail. IE, +0.6v on the 12v rail, etc.

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    Thanks alot guys
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    ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro
    1gb ddr400 Kingston HyperX (2-3-2-6) timings 215mhz (dual-channel)
    BFG 6800gs 256mb agp, with ARCTIC COOLING AVC-NV5R3 NV Silencer Rev.3
    ATX Thermaltake Tsunami Dream
    Seagate sata 80gb harddrive
    Maxtor pata 80gb harddrive
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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2005
    For your personal reference, if you ever want to check out if you've got good voltages or not, a general rule of thumb is +/- 5% of the rail. IE, +0.6v on the 12v rail, etc.
    It's better than a good rule of thumb; it's the ATX PSU specification. If a PSU isn't meeting those requirements, it's either overloaded or not qualified to be an ATX-compatible PSU. That said, the only accurate way to tell is with a voltmeter or multimeter. On the other hand, if a BIOS or software utility finds the PSU drooping too much on a rail, I've found it usually is.

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