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Originally Posted by YouWin;15191115 
That sounds great! But what I'm wondering is will it die on me?
No.

I am so confident in every PSU that I recommended that even I would be happy to have any of them powering my sig rig. Why is that a big deal? My sig rig is the only system I have. If it goes, then I'm screwed.
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post #22 of 117
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I can't disagree here! After that Promo Code and that Mail-In Rebate, the final cost ends up being $59.99 shipped!
certainly a great deal.


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Originally Posted by YouWin View Post
That sounds great! But what I'm wondering is will it die on me?
No I don't see any reason as to why it'll die, it'll be perfect for your rig and it's a quality unit.

Here's a little more info on Corsair PSU's from the PSU guru himself: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...sair-psus.html

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post #23 of 117
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sweet I'm ordering one right now.
    
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post #24 of 117
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sweet I'm ordering one right now.
Good choice, im sure that PSU will serve you well!
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post #25 of 117
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My Power Supply Died yesterday. May it rest in peace. Now I'm in the market to buy a new one. The one that died I think was way overkill. 1100 watts "see sig rig" My question is How much power do I really need to power my setup?
I was in the same situation a while back, i had a Corsair HX 620 (which i still have) I'm running two 5850's in Crossfire now and i decided to go with 850 Watts just to be on the safe side. The Corsair would probably handle it, but i wanted to be safe
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post #26 of 117
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Good choice, im sure that PSU will serve you well!
No way would i run what you have with a 650w psu. Check my earlier post.
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post #27 of 117
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I was in the same situation a while back, i had a Corsair HX 620 (which i still have) I'm running two 5850's in Crossfire now and i decided to go with 850 Watts just to be on the safe side. The Corsair would probably handle it, but i wanted to be safe
The HX620 would be more than enough. AMD recommends a 600W peak-rated PSU to power a system that has two 5850s in it, but the HX620 is a 620W continuous-rated unit which means it's much more than enough.


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No way would i run what you have with a 650w psu. Check my earlier post.
Even a quality 550W power supply would be enough. All he has are two GTX 260s in SLI.
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post #28 of 117
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No way would i run what you have with a 650w psu. Check my earlier post.
Now I'm worried.. I just placed the order with newegg a few minutes ago. They already took my money lol
    
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post #29 of 117
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The HX620 would be more than enough. AMD recommends a 600W peak-rated PSU to power a system that has two 5850s in it, but the HX620 is a 620W continuous-rated unit which means it's much more than enough.



Even a quality 550W power supply would be enough. All he has are two GTX 260s in SLI.
I bought most of my parts from Scan. They advised me to use at least an 850w psu for the rig i have. Overclockersuk also told me the same thing. Never stress your psu.
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post #30 of 117
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Now I'm worried.. I just placed the order with newegg a few minutes ago. They already took my money lol
I personally guarantee you that it's enough. Actually, it's more than enough for your sig rig as it is right now.


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Originally Posted by Chuggerboom View Post
I bought most of my parts from Scan. They advised me to use at least an 850w psu for the rig i have. Overclockersuk also told me the same thing. Never stress your psu.
Yeah, well they were absolutely wrong. The HX620 would not be stressed at all. Like I said, AMD recommends a 600W peak-rated power supply to power a system that has two 5850s in it (proof). The HX620 has MUCH more power than any 600W peak-rated PSU; it is a 620W continuous-rated unit which means it's actually a little bit overkill.

If you don't believe me, then ask Phaedrus2129. I normally never tell anyone to contact him directly, but I think I'm willing to make an exception this time.
Edited by TwoCables - 10/5/11 at 2:27pm
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