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post #11 of 15
It'll be fine.

Honestly, don't get something of Corsair HX quality and coddle it, being afraid to load it anywhere near the rated power. Even with high overclocks you're not going to top 650W, much less while the majority of your system is just gaming.
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Originally Posted by RussianJ View Post
Thanks guys,

So we have about half saying go for it and half saying go for a 7/850.
Those half are wrong, and are among those that don't fully understand the power requirements of certain systems, nor when coupled with a good quality PSU.

Remember, ATI/AMD and nVidia recommend higher wattage PSU's, because most people will have a generic, cheap PSU in their case that says it's a 600w, when in reality it's about good for 420w.

That's just the world we live in, a quality PSU will always be the best thing you did for your PC.

Shub is correct, I'd listen to him over half the replies any day.

EDIT Here, this should help clear up any misconceptions when it comes to power draw and good qualityPSU's to handle the job:- http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html
(Note:- the power draw is for the entire system, everything included, taken account for, and more to be safe. Any large difference in CPU draw can be added/subtracted via the section below that.)
Edited by EvoBeardy - 8/17/11 at 11:30am
 
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6970 OC + CPU OC + folding gtx460 24/7? I suggest get at least 850 watts or more to be safe.
lol no, you can run an i7 with a GTX580 sli on 850w and 580's burn alot more power then what hes running. He could probaly cut it on a quality 650 which is what hes got

EDIT: also corsair and other high end psu makers under rate their PSU's to 100% be sure that they push the wattage they should, your HX650 is probably around a 750w-800w unit a cheap manufacture would rate it at.
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
lol no, you can run an i7 with a GTX580 sli on 850w and 580's burn alot more power then what hes running. He could probaly cut it on a quality 650 which is what hes got

EDIT: also corsair and other high end psu makers under rate their PSU's to 100% be sure that they push the wattage they should, your HX650 is probably around a 750w-800w unit a cheap manufacture would rate it at.

I wonder if you try running nbody with your nvidia card with 5-10 milllion bodies in double precision mode and run linpack with 8 threads with 90% of memory at the same time using 650W. let us know the result.


use linpack with linux not windoze.
Edited by dhenzjhen - 8/17/11 at 11:54am
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Cheers.

Thanks for the help guys. A psu upgrade was on the menu soon but going to give it a shot as is for now.
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