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Old 29-06-09, 06:14 PM
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Necessary wattage for everyday enthusiast pc?

Hey

Whats the average wattage needed for such a pc as:

q6600 overclocked

8800gt overclocked

couple of raptors, couple of big storage drives

taking into account that expansion may happen - but no to SLI/Xfire- maybe just a bigger/beastier card (single)

Looking at modular psus atm

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Old 29-06-09, 06:16 PM
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Hey

Whats the average wattage needed for such a pc as:

q6600 overclocked

8800gt overclocked

couple of raptors, couple of big storage drives

taking into account that expansion may happen - but no to SLI/Xfire- maybe just a bigger/beastier card (single)

Looking at modular psus atm
dont really need that high of a wattage as you may think.... 650w will do it but look around the 850w range
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Old 29-06-09, 06:19 PM
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Such a system in it's current form will require require a quality 450W PSU with solid voltage rails. In the name of leaving headroom for anything that may consume rediculous amounts of power, I'd be looking at PSU's rated at 600W and higher. Make sure that any PSU that you buy is on 80PLUS' tested and approved list.
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Old 29-06-09, 06:20 PM
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A QUALITY 500-600w will be fine.
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Old 29-06-09, 06:54 PM
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As others have said I'd go for a ~600w unit. Just dont cheap out. Get something with good reviews, good effic, etc..
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Old 29-06-09, 08:35 PM
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Corsair FTW dude if you got the 650w HX/TX youd be laughing.
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Old 29-06-09, 09:31 PM
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either the Corsair 520 or the 650 as Tom says.I have a CM 700 which is powering my quad at 3.8,an overclocked 8800gt,2 80mm fans a pump,10 120mm fans 3hdds and a dvd writer
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Old 29-06-09, 09:47 PM
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was looking at corsair hx620

that should leave room for a monster gfx card too

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Old 02-07-09, 10:15 AM
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you should be fine with a corsair hx series psu ,i ran a qx6800 at 4ghz, 8800gtx sli, and watercooling on a hx620 and it ran fine for the whole time i've had it
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Old 02-07-09, 10:49 AM
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To tell the truth I doubt that system will draw much more than 300watts under load. I have done tests on mine at it doesn't go over 450watt.

I would go for a decent 500watt PSU for the head room.
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