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post #1 of 15
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I'm going to get this power supply soon and a few questions popped up.

1) Out of curiosity, what kind of computer build would cause this PSU to be at it's limit?

2) Hypothetically, could this PSU run a OC'd C2Q and 8800GTS (G92) SLI, 7 120mm fans, 2 WD Raptors in RAID with a seperate HD for data back up (Total of 3 HDs), 2 DVD burners, and a motherboard capable of SLI and RAID (Possibly X38/750i chipset boards; those kinds of mobos)?

I plan to upgrade my computer to a build quite similar to the one in question two later on in the future, but probably without SLI as I game on a 1280x1024 resolution and that it would be overkill for the resolution I play on. I threw in the SLI just for good measure, but can it run that though?

If it can't run the computer build in question 2, can someone recommend/show me a PSU can? I'm fairly sure that the 620HX can run that build, but I wanted to ask people who know more about power supplies than I do.

Thanks for reading this!
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post #2 of 15
Yes, but you'd really be pushing the limit there, so there won't be much upgrade space.
    
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I think that you should get a bigger psu for all that...
    
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post #4 of 15
The HX620 is perfectly fine to run all of that.

I had a Antec SP500 that ran a Quad at 3.6ghz, 8800gt, and 3 raptors just fine without any problems whatsoever for 6 months.

So difference between that Corsair and my Antec can DEFINITELY make up that one extra 8800gt or gts.

As for the future, you will only run into problems if you upgrade to 2 3870x2 or 9800gx2..or similar.

But it is a really reliable PSU that should last you at least a couple years if not more (if you don;t go crossfire or SLI some monsters in the future.)

As for something better, PSU that are better than that Corsair are alot more expensive. You don't want a 800watt BFG or the like, an upgrade to the HX620 means something of same QUALITY, but stronger, thus can be quite expensive.

For 130 or so, that Corsair is hard to beat.
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post #5 of 15
If you want a little more head room get the TX 750 but it's not modular.
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-7...206178325.html
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post #6 of 15
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I plan on eventually upgrading to the build in question 2, but probably without SLI. I most likely won't be upgrading further than the build in Q2 with a single card.
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post #7 of 15
The 620 will be plenty.
This is where I got mine and they usually have the best Corsair prices.
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-620w...203270718.html
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post #8 of 15
The 620 will be fine
HX620 = 50 amps
post #9 of 15
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Thanks, I was going to order off that site. I'll be putting in the order today or tomorrow.
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post #10 of 15
I got the HX520 from there 2 weeks ago and received it in 2 days.
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