Need Help choosing PSU for GTX 260

JustDoItMan

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Hey guys, im new to the forums, so please dont criticize me if i put this in the wrong section. My question is that im doing my first build and im getting a EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, and i need to choose a PSU, i have 2 in mind but im looking for a good one that'll power my system and the card. Also im probably not gonna play any games, i will most likely do video editing, so if you have any other video cards, please suggest them.

The GTX 260 Core 216 has these requirements:

Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 36 Amp Amps.)
Two available 6-pin Molex hard drive power dongles

The 2 PSU's i had in mind are:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182032


I will also appreciate other suggestions..

My setup is:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
G Skill 2 x 2 GB
Asus P5Q-E
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB HDD
GTX 260 Core 216
(PSU)?
 

JustDoItMan

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Alright thanks, now im just gonna choose between the OCZ and the Corsair. The OCZ is cheaper so i think i might go with that.. Any suggestions
 

BruceOTB

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Go rosewill and save your money. im using a 4850 on this crapload of a psu:
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...and it's working just fine for 6 months now. I bet rosewill's are better than this psu, far better.

i think the gtx 260 needs 19amps on the 12 volt rail.
 

JustDoItMan

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Im not sure about the rosewill, even though it is cheaper, im not sure if its gonna work or break on me. The OCZ is cheap with the rebate and it looks good. Im also looking at the Corsair, but im not sure which one to get.