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hello all, i have this power supply that i have already sprayed black, it is for my budget build, and i plan to cable braid it to look smart

what im wondering is will it run my ati 3870x2 (duel 6 pin pci-e)? it doesnt have 2 6pin pci-e connectors but i have 2 molex connectors free. will it take it?

i dont know anything about the rails or any of that but currently im running
2 hdds (on a power splitter) and a dvd rw drive, aswell as the mobo connections.

thanks for reading

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post #2 of 20
That is a crap power supply, throw it out the window.
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I don't know if I would trust this PSU for anything.  I'm seeing lots of bad reviews out there.  I mean, just look through these search results:

 

https://startpage.com/do/search?cat=web&cmd=process_search&language=english&engine0=v1all&query=g7+power+extreme+680w

 

It might be ok, but I definitely wouldn't overclock or play any real demanding games because it sounds to me like this PSU is the death of a computer system that is just waiting to happen.

 

So I don't want to recommend or support the idea of trying it based on what I saw from these search results.

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post #4 of 20
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saying throw it out the window doesnt seem logical, not at all, considering this is a "budget build" meaning low money and i already own it, also running an overclocked q6600 at 3.2ghz i was simply asking a question. all i wanted was yes or no not "throw it out the window" if it cannot handle it then i will go ahead and buy a new one but if it does so be it i will use it, i got it 25 quid a year ago anyways never gave me any problems so i will continue to use it until i can get better.
i dont have deep pockets and i have no income and in full time education im just wanting to be part of the hobby like others!

sorry if that seemed abit harsh but kinder words would be better than that, if you dont know dont answer it! simples biggrin.gif

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With PSUs like this, don't expect more than 1-2 years out of it (in total) before it suddenly fails - especially since the Q6600 is overclocked.  When it fails, it will probably take something down with it.  Some people have lost an entire computer system due to a low-quality PSU failing on them.  Others ended up with a small fire that could have ended up burning the whole house down if they weren't there to stop it in time.

 

So, I say that if you want to lower the risks, then put the Q6600 back to stock and make it a #1 priority to get a higher-quality power supply.  Even playing demanding games for a few hours in a row could make the PSU suddenly die on you.  It's just as unpredictable as lightning.

 

I would not risk it, and I do not recommend risking it.  Overclocking with a PSU like this one is potentially dangerous.  At the very least, it could just kill one thing, and it would likely be the CPU.

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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

With PSUs like this, don't expect more than 1-2 years out of it (in total) before it suddenly fails - especially since the Q6600 is overclocked.  When it fails, it will probably take something down with it.  Some people have lost an entire computer system due to a low-quality PSU failing on them.  Others ended up with a small fire that could have ended up burning the whole house down if they weren't there to stop it in time.

So, I say that if you want to lower the risks, then put the Q6600 back to stock and make it a #1 priority to get a higher-quality power supply.  Even playing demanding games for a few hours in a row could make the PSU suddenly die on you.  It's just as unpredictable as lightning.

I would not risk it, and I do not recommend risking it.  Overclocking with a PSU like this one is potentially dangerous.  At the very least, it could just kill one thing, and it would likely be the CPU.

thanks for the advice, a new power supply will be sourced on my birthday (21st dec) anyway so not too long away
its always coped before but then again ive never mentioned it, ill put it back to stock after hearing that O.O, ill save the braiding for a new psu then.

can you recommend a powersupply that will cope with both the 3870x2 and overclocked q6600 aswell as maybe 3 or 4 sata devices for around the 45 mark

thanks for the advice smile.gif

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Originally Posted by lordhinton View Post


thanks for the advice, a new power supply will be sourced on my birthday (21st dec) anyway so not too long away
its always coped before but then again ive never mentioned it, ill put it back to stock after hearing that O.O, ill save the braiding for a new psu then.
can you recommend a powersupply that will cope with both the 3870x2 and overclocked q6600 aswell as maybe 3 or 4 sata devices for around the 45 mark
thanks for the advice smile.gif
- Dan

 

Omg, your birthday is the 21st of December?  That's awesome.  :)  How old will you be?

 

Anyway, you may have just made a decision that saved your computer's life!

 

Can you order from places like Scan.co.uk?  Or, where can you order from?

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Yeah, I am having a very hard time finding a unit that is superior to the 450W XFX Pro Core Edition for under £45.  Here's a Newegg product page to further showcase it:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207018

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post #9 of 20
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17 on december (hopefully if the world doesnt "end") tongue.gif

i can order from anywhere in the uk to keep postage low else i end up having to pay more postage than what i pay for the item!.

i will probably order from here (below) as i live about 2 miles from one! that or one called DAcomputers

http://www.maplin.co.uk/450w-xfx-pro-series-atx-psu-with-easyrail-technology-587552?c=maplin&utm_source=endeca&utm_medium=endeca_search&utm_campaign=A41KX&utm_content=PC+Power+Supplies

thanks for the help!

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17 on december (hopefully if the world doesnt "end") tongue.gif

 

I happen to know a few things about it actually.  It's the end of one thing, and the beginning of another.  I probably can't say too much though because then my post could get deleted for going too far into controversial subjects.

 

 

Quote:
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i can order from anywhere in the uk to keep postage low else i end up having to pay more postage than what i pay for the item!.
i will probably order from here (below) as i live about 2 miles from one! that or one called DAcomputers
http://www.maplin.co.uk/450w-xfx-pro-series-atx-psu-with-easyrail-technology-587552?c=maplin&utm_source=endeca&utm_medium=endeca_search&utm_campaign=A41KX&utm_content=PC+Power+Supplies
thanks for the help!
- Dan

 

You're welcome!

 

By the way, I am impressed by your shopping skills.  I used to think mine were good, but wow.  Not anymore.  lol  You just rooted these PSUs out while I was looking at the more popular sites and being disappointed with stores being out of stock or having some sort of pre-order thing going on.

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