enuff juice?

Toshiba Satellitel pro l300
November 23, 2009 at 20:49:33
Specs: winxp, p4.1gb ram
hi all

regarding my prev post..

ive narrowed my choice to an XFX ATI HD 4870 512mb,seems like a great buy after doing some research.

i need to know what psu wattage i should be getting,see my last grafix card failed bcoz i suspect my psu wasnt cutting it,it was a 500w antec basiq psu,fried card was xfx 9800gt,so i dont wanna muff this card up as ill be spending a bit of cash on both GPU/PSU.

so i need to know the min i should be looking at


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November 23, 2009 at 22:13:46
Check this corsair psu specs http://m.newegg.com/product/product...

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November 24, 2009 at 07:27:00
Wattage isn't nearly as important as amperage, especially on the +12v rail. Corsair PSUs normally have a single +12v rail with high amperage, many other manufacturer's are still using the multi +12v rail design. The benefit of the single rail design is that ALL of the amperage is available to the system. With the multi +12v rail design, the amperage can become "trapped" in the individual rails.

Another benefit to the single rail design is that it's basically "plug & play". With a multi rail design, you have to put some thought into how you connect the devices so that one rail doesn't become overloaded while another rail is unused or under used.

Something that most people don't know about Corsair is that they don't manufacture PSUs at all! They rely on other manufacturer's to build PSUs for them. From what I've read, Corsair PSUs are made by either Seasonic or Channel Well.

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