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post #1 of 8
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My System:
1. AM2 X2 4200 (65w) OC'd to 2.42GHz
2. HHDs (1 SATA, 1 IDE)
2. 512s of DDR2 800 (soon to be 4)
3. 120mm fans
1. 200mm fan
1. optical drive
1. 8800 GTS (will put a 2nd one in at some time in the next year)
1. PCI TV card

to save on p&p I would rather buy from ebuyer.com... maybe overclockers.co.uk, scan.co.uk or amazon.co.uk if I had to.

The Corsair HX520W looks good, will it run 2 8800 GTS'es?

Also the cables on the PSU would need to be long enough for a PSU at the bottom of a case (Antec nine hundred)

Any thoughts/comments/ideas will be appreciated, Thanks.
post #2 of 8
First of all welcome to OCN! That looks like a bad axx system you got and it is worth getting a 8800 over say 2 x 8600 or equal cause when you get another later it will be nice! Nice case and that PSU should be cool but check the amps on 12v rail and make sure they are above what is recommended by Nvidia.
    
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post #3 of 8
the corsair hx 520 has 40a on the 12v rail
post #4 of 8
i dont think 2 8800's with that system is the best idea seems like a waste of money to me
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post #5 of 8
1 GTS is enough, but your CPU will hold you back - if you sell your CPU/Memory/Ram you can get a nice Intel CPU/Mobo/Ram for the same price as a GTS, and a new PSU
post #6 of 8
The Corsair 520w would certainly suit you well for THAT build, but if you want something more future-proof, you should REALLY consider the 620w version instead, since it's only a few 10 quid more.
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post #7 of 8
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Thanks for the replies. Think am gona go for the Corsair 520w, my budget is very tight (like I can just afford this if I don't buy anything for the next 2 weeks lol)

I don't plan on getting a 2nd 8800GTS till at least a year- I just want to make sure that I don't need to buy another PSU (I'm on my 3rd in 3 years)

And I'll be sticking with ma AMD setup Jakg, I know Intel's on top at the mo but I see buying AMD as an investment in the socket and hopefully AMD are gona wow us any day now LOL (thats how we sleep at night)
post #8 of 8
you will not regret gettin the hx520. i just got mine last week and it rocks. the modular cables make wire management a lot easier. the fan is much quieter than my last psu. it has more than enough juice for your set up. hope it works just as well for you.
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