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Will a Corsair 620HX power a 9800GX2? My friend needs to know so he can finish his order. The GX2 requires a 6 pin and an 8 pin but I think the PSU only has a mobo 8 pin. And does the 620HX even have enough power?
    
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The 620HX will probably power 2 GX2's. I know for a fact it easily handles a 3870X2. If he is getting a new 620HX, it will have 8 pin cables, if it is an old one, email Corsair and they will ship you 8 pin cables. I think a nominal $4.00 fee might be charged.
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Yes it will, my 520 does fine with my X2.
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Thanks guys. +Rep.
    
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The HX-620 comes with two PCI-E cables. They're 6-pin with an extra 2-pins hanging off the side if you need it. At least that's what I have.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dismounted View Post
The HX-620 comes with two PCI-E cables. They're 6-pin with an extra 2-pins hanging off the side if you need it. At least that's what I have.
same here

"he is finishing his order"
so if he is placing order in THIS year, then i am 100% sure it will have 6+2 PCIe cables. because i bought mine last year October, it had 6+2 PCIe.

9800Gx2 require 580w says nVidia. so 620w will be able to power it without any issue at all!
after all, it's the same PSU that can power 8800GTX in SLi without any problem
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Just be aware: Due to the casing on the 9800GX2, some non-standard 8-pin plug will not fit due to the location of the locking tab.
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Just be aware: Due to the casing on the 9800GX2, some non-standard 8-pin plug will not fit due to the location of the locking tab.
I'm aware but Corsair said they don't care if you rip the clip off.

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just something to reassure you:

Ledit Review's 9800Gx2 QuadSLi review shows they power water cooling + quad core + 2x 9800GX2 using Corsair Hx620 ONLY!
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu View Post
just something to reassure you:

Ledit Review's 9800Gx2 QuadSLi review shows they power water cooling + quad core + 2x 9800GX2 using Corsair Hx620 ONLY!
+Rep for reassurance.

I have always said this PSU was great but didn't realize how great it was.

OT: This shows the overcompensation recommended by most OCN members is NOT needed. "Dude you will need a 1,000 watt PSU for that x1650 pro!"
    
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