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I currently have a 700W OCZ GameXStream PSU running my computer at home. I have been thinking about getting a second 8800GTS and adding a 4th Hard Drive to have (2) 160GB Drives in Raid 0 and (2) 500GB Drives in Raid 1. Is the PUS I have enough to run all of that plus my 5600+ (stock speed), AuzenTech X-Meridian and my Lite On SATA DVD Burner
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post #2 of 15
About 56A on 12 rails. It should be fine. If you plan to buy a new one, take a look at the Silverstone DA850.
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lol I have no clue what 56A on 12 rails mean. Sorry I am a bit of a newb when it comes to power supplies.
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160GB OS Drive + 500GB x4 = 1.5TB RAID 5 Lite-On SATA Burner Windows Vista Ultimate (64-Bit) Dual 20" Dell Widescreen's 
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160GB OS Drive + 500GB x4 = 1.5TB RAID 5 Lite-On SATA Burner Windows Vista Ultimate (64-Bit) Dual 20" Dell Widescreen's 
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post #4 of 15
I had that and loved it, Great psu, then a Storm hit knocked out the Power pole and somehow went through my Power stick and Blew my 360 and computer psu.
post #5 of 15
It should be ok, but if you plan on overclocking I would step-up to 800w as a precaution.
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post #6 of 15
The 700w OCZ will run all of that no problem. Now, if you heavily OC your video cards and CPU I would suggest getting a new PSU. The OCZ PSU's are great, but under really heavy loads they have a small problem with ripple.

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Ripple is when the circuitry in the PSU corrects the voltage...it over and under corrects tiny amounts all the time and this can introduce "noise" if you will to the power going into the CPU/motherboard/chipsets that may lead to instability at the ragged edge of OverClocking.

If you are planning on running a high OC all the time or are looking for ultimate stability prepare to spend a lot more money on your 700 watts.
post #7 of 15
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I am not into overclocking. I personally would rather pay for better accessories then overclock them.
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by slytown View Post
It should be ok, but if you plan on overclocking I would step-up to 800w as a precaution.
dude? seriously have you even talked to fishie that bro is using 450 watts of pure power Lol and thats it and his pc is overclocked and stable.
post #9 of 15
You will be fine... q6600 at 3.6 and gtx only made my system use 450 load.
    
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by SeanEE89 View Post
I am not into overclocking. I personally would rather pay for better accessories then overclock them.
Then that OCZ (which I am currently also running) will be more than enough for a good solid year or two, maybe more.

Ran my system when I had an E6600 at 3.65ghz and my vid card O.C.'d along with 5 HDD's and 2 DVD-rw's. No stability problems at that load either
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