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post #11 of 25
overkill? This... Is... OCN!
post #12 of 25
if you want fully modular one get what i got, seasonic. its virtually same psu to my knowledge. you missed the sales though. i picked mine up 2 days ago actually.

heres the 850w version
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039395
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post #13 of 25
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damn lol. That's ok, i'll have to make do with what I have

I'm going to install the PSU right. nao!
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post #14 of 25
It's partially modular; only the 24pin and 4+4pin CPU connectors are hardwired (IIRC there may be one or two PCI-E connectors that are hardwired too.)
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post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
yep, the 24pin and 4+4pin and 2 PCI-E 8Pins are hardwired!

Just installed it now. No problems there
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post #16 of 25
yep
I ran sli 580's for quite some time on a HX850
works no problem
eventually got a HX1050
read the manual, there's something that states u should not mix hardwire and the modular wire together on the same video card or something like that
I had mine setup originally that way (no adverse affect) then changed everything to completely modular (using the blue plugs)
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post #17 of 25
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Thanks for the heads up. Now I'm waiting for my 580 to come in
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post #18 of 25
Glad its all working well
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks enterprise. Should hopefully have my GTX 580 before Monday.

The psu is pretty to look at lol.

The reason I bought it is because it has 4x 8pin pci-e connectors.

Might have more, didn't check.

I have to mod my case to get the 580 to fit. Nothing a dremel won't fix


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post #20 of 25
I do not believe in SLI 580's being overkill for 1080p myself. Lower minimum frames is a benefit and having the GPU horsepower ready for more demanding titles.

1 GTX 580 can only do so much. It's not superman....

1080p is the resolution used on all 120Hz 3D displays, and the majority buy them for the refresh rate rather than the 3D side of things. So overkill @ 1080p is a daft statement for anyone to make.
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