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Have you seen the NZXT HALE 90 V2 850 watts ?

Just asking if you have heard or seen it not tell you what to buy or not to buy
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post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Have you seen the NZXT HALE 90 V2 850 watts ?

Just asking if you have heard or seen it not tell you what to buy or not to buy

I used the original Hale 90 850w in a Phantom build that I did when it was first released. It was a damn good PSU, actually.

I haven't heard much on the newer version. Are they still bright white? biggrin.gif
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post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Melee View Post

I used the original Hale 90 850w in a Phantom build that I did when it was first released. It was a damn good PSU, actually.

I haven't heard much on the newer version. Are they still bright white? biggrin.gif

You can find pretty much all info about it here
www.overclock.net/t/1392001/nzxt-power-supplies-information-thread
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post #24 of 29
800w-850w for that setup overclocked but if you want to do watercooling all in one or custom i would say 1000w to be on the safe side because of pumps,fans,lighting,etc......
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Originally Posted by danman4734 View Post

800w-850w for that setup overclocked but if you want to do watercooling all in one or custom i would say 1000w to be on the safe side because of pumps,fans,lighting,etc......

No you dont need that much even 850 watts can and will cover a system with two video cards and just about everything else you throw in it
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post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by danman4734 View Post

800w-850w for that setup overclocked but if you want to do watercooling all in one or custom i would say 1000w to be on the safe side because of pumps,fans,lighting,etc......

 

The extra power consumption is not enough to justify anything more than a quality-made 650-750W PSU for a system with two 7970s and a 4770K.

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post #27 of 29
if you're going to buy a psu sure a 750w - 850w will work for you now but if you're going to upgrade hardware in the future ( custom water cooling,d5 pumps, tri crossfire 7950,ect......) don't you want something that can handle any upgrades you decide on in the future without having to buy another psu? just my 2 cents
Edited by danman4734 - 5/21/13 at 4:11pm
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Originally Posted by danman4734 View Post

if you're going to buy a psu sure a 750w - 850w will work for you now but if you're going to upgrade hardware in the future ( custom water cooling,d5 pumps, tri crossfire 7950,ect......) don't you want something that can handle any upgrades you decide on in the future without having to buy another psu? just my 2 cents

Newer hardware use less power not more so future proofing as many like to call it is a waste of money in many cases

Future proofing is also silly unless someone has invented a time machine on one knows what the future holds
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post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by danman4734 View Post

if you're going to buy a psu sure a 750w - 850w will work for you now but if you're going to upgrade hardware in the future ( custom water cooling,d5 pumps, tri crossfire 7950,ect......) don't you want something that can handle any upgrades you decide on in the future without having to buy another psu? just my 2 cents

 

Knowing how much power a build like that would require is a huge help. ;)

 

For example:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/his_radeon_hd_7950_review,8.html

 

Three 7950s under full load in their system would make their PSU pull 576W from the wall outlet. Assuming the 4770K overclocked to 5 GHz will consume 150W like the 3770K, adding that to the 576W figure results in the PSU pulling 726W from the wall outlet. Adding another 50W just for good measure (to make sure to cover all possible extra goodies like a high-end water cooling system) brings that to 776W. Therefore, if the PSU is 90% efficient while pulling 776W from the wall outlet, then the computer is pulling 698W from the PSU. However, this is an unrealistic power draw because I'm saying that absolutely everything in the computer is under full, peak load. A more realistic power draw is the peak gaming power draw, and that would be closer to about 600-675W. A good quality-made 750W PSU can easily deliver 750W 24/7 if it's ever needed, and so therefore a PSU like that would be a perfect fit. It would be right in the sweet spot for maximum average efficiency.

 

Regarding future upgrades: each new generation of computer parts such as CPUs and GPUs especially require less power than the previous.

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