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ibilisi

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Sep 6, 2004
Ok, so i'm upgrading my main box from a 6800le/3200+/2gig OCZ Ram/2x80gig sata Raid 0/2 optical drives/Antec TP550 (old school) w/20->24 pin converter.

To

That evga combo (mobo and 7800GT)/Opter165/2gig OCZ Ram/2x80gig sata Raid 0/2x160 gb IDE Raid 1/2 optical drives

So the question is, do I need to get a new PSU? Seems to me that the 7800gt would add some requirement to the 12v rail and thus, amperage needs to be upped. I have a FSP550PLG in my file sever and I've had good luck with Fortron but I'm wondering about noise, I guess the newer FSP550PLG-SLI has noisekiller?
I just don't know if it is worth it to spend 50-60 more on a PSU merely to get a quieter one. How much could a higher eff. PSU really save me per year?

Any thoughts on another psu that is slightly more quiet yet comprable? Or should I just go with the FSP550PLG-SLI and screw the noise/efficiency?

Seems around here it is either the Fortron or the OCZ. What about the Seasonic 500w sli capable? 109 after MIR at newegg. Dual rails...

Lastly, I guess I could take the FSP550PLG out of my fileserver and put the TP550 in there. The only issue is the 550's dual-fans and one would butt up against the outside of my SGI server-case- cutting down on its breathing.

Any thoughts would be appreciated, sorry about the confusing post.
 

Know Nuttin

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Ontario, Canada
The 500w S12 would serve you well. It will handle your components.

IIRC, the 7800GT would pull ~2-3A of +12v more than a 6800LE would on load.