Will an OCZ700SXS 700W Power Supply give enough power for my system?

  tintinuk67 19:26 17 Jun 12

Will an OCZ700SXS 700W Power Supply give enough power for my system?

Abit KN9s motherboard Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Nvidia 8600 GTS (512mb) SATA DVD Re-Writer 4 x Hard Drives

I need some extra power for the 8600 which is not fitted yet as my old PSU won't supply enough juice for the whole system.


  chub_tor 20:09 17 Jun 12
  rdave13 20:13 17 Jun 12

The GPU isn't top of the range and I don't think it needs its own power supply. I might be wrong. A 520 Watt PSU should more than able to cope. If you can afford the 700W psu then buy that as you might upgrade your GPU at a later date.

  tintinuk67 22:10 17 Jun 12
  rdave13 22:15 17 Jun 12

I wouldn't comment on anything bought from Ebay. 650W will do the job.

  KRONOS the First 13:02 18 Jun 12

It is false economy to buy a cheapo PSU and you do not get much cheaper than £9.99. I am not saying it will definitely fail but if it did it would likely take out your motherboard etc with it, so could cost you a lot more to replace than if you had put a reasonable PSU in in the first place.

The 8600 would not need much more than 350/400W so 500W would be ample and will give you a bit more upgrade room.

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