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post #11 of 16
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aight i guess im getting the xfx 650w psu and the powercolor 7970
post #12 of 16
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I just noticed the XFX PSU is too long for my case (prodigy).

The psu is 170mm long and my case can only support 160mm psu
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jomboh View Post

I just noticed the XFX PSU is too long for my case (prodigy).

The psu is 170mm long and my case can only support 160mm psu

You can get one of these or you can use standoffs to push the PSU backplate out farther.

Ex.
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Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post

It will stick out the back of the case and you will have to use either longer screws or standoffs to screw it to the case.

Here are a couple examples:

LL
Thanks to xBournex for this photo

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Thanks to Alfaa for this photo

Or you can do something similar to this:





With this
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I have never heard anything good about Fractal's PSUs, but that doesn't mean that much. Just don't skimp on the PSU and you should be set.
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dunno if anyone said this, but basically psus over time get crappier, and provide less power than they are labeled.

the more higher metal its certification, the less and slower this degrading happens. so gold power supplies will produce closer to their rated watts longer before they start to suck, bronze will be less quality. all power supplies tend to be susceptible to failure after a few years. (that I know of)

so for this reason, if you were to calculate what you actually need to run your computer including your OCs (which u can there are calculators for wattage, maybe sum1 can link) say 520 watts, you would want to get a power supply capable of say 650 watts (example) so that you have some buffer zone between its rated capacity and your power needs. then if it degrades it will still have enough power for you.

if you run low or run out of power your computer crashes, or worse.
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