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post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
That's the minimum requirement for a complete system with a single 3870 in it

Have you considered something like this?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104019

Then again, there are really good PSUs available for not too much more money. Something like this corsair could easily run your rig:
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-7...206178325.html

Even though you can run dual PSUs... it's a pain in the rear end and I would not recommend it. I'd sell your current PSU and get that 750W Corsair. It's much better than the PSU you have in terms of quality anyways, and I'd simply recommend it EVEN if you don't plan to upgrade.
I second that. The corsair 750W is a pretty good deal too.
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post #12 of 32
The Corsair TX750 Chozart linked is a great buy and a very good PSU.
If you can use the google checkout discount it's only $85 shipped.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...=Story&reid=73
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Looking at it at the moment.
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The cheapest price i can find it for in australia is $187. Would it be worth spending an extra $20 and getting this: OCZ GameXStream 850W SLI Power Supply Unit : http://www.itsdirect.com.au/com_prod...er_Supply_Unit
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post #15 of 32
Nope. I'd get the Corsair over the OCZ. It's simply a MUCH better PSU. Those OCZ GameXStream units are just mid-range.

Sorry, didn't know you were in Australia.

Given your info, a corsair TX650 should work also. Might save yuo some money.
    
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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Nope. I'd get the Corsair over the OCZ. It's simply a MUCH better PSU. Those OCZ GameXStream units are just mid-range.

Sorry, didn't know you were in Australia.

Given your info, a corsair TX650 should work also. Might save yuo some money.
I second that,the OCZ says 72 amps on the 12v but it's at 20c.The Corsair is better.
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post #17 of 32
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I second that,the OCZ says 72 amps on the 12v but it's at 20c.The Corsair is better.
Correction: 66A.
http://www.ocztechnology.com/drivers...850W_chart.jpg
    
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post #18 of 32
You right as always,I saw this on the OCZ site.

Maximum ratings are shown. The combined output of all 12V rails is 72A at ambient room temperature of 20 C.
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post #19 of 32
In over 90% of the cases, you CANNOT add the rails up. Most manufacturers *should* give a total load across the 12V rails.

Simple math: 72A would have meant 72 x 12 = 864W on the 12V rails alone. Heck, this is a 850W unit...right?
    
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post #20 of 32
Yep should have done the math,72 did seem high but I guess the 20c threw me.Must be lazy for not looking farther,I'm sick as a dog with a bad sinus cold.
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