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FX60 is ~80W at stock so 120W would give also some overvolting margin. (3.1/2.6=~1.2 multiplier)
This review shows the fx-60 at 110W at stock, measured through the CPU power circuitry on the motherboard.
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After running my rig through that calculator I'm at 600w and my Raidmax is 580w max! I'm suprise it hasn't poped yet. Hey shinji2k, thanks for noticing that the Zalman only has two PCIe connectors. I would have been screwed royaly when I went to Crossfire two HD4870s when only one card needs two connectors. I'm really looking at that Xignatek but the 750w is out of stock everywhere i look. I did find a deal, a 850w one for $160. Would an 850w PSU be to big?
Edited by nuklearwax - 7/3/08 at 5:48pm
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You can't really have a PSU that is too big. There is a point (less than 25% load) that many PSUs aren't very efficient, but usually the more overhead you have the cooler and more efficient the PSU will run and in the long run should last longer. The 850W Xigmatek is pretty good but there is an issue with out of spec ripple issue when asked to do it's max load. It's not an a problem for most users since it is pretty hard to hit 850W, but it is kind of a principle thing. Don't get me wrong, you won't be disappointed if you bought it. It's just if it won't do what it is rated at and stay within specs, I'd rather not spend $160 on it. Another option would be the Antec TPQ-850 since it is semi-modular and well priced at the moment: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371009. It's technically cheaper than the Xigmatek 750 would be at normal price with shipping included and can provide a little more power on the 12V (about 4A more on the 12V which isn't something to be impressed by but it is more). The Antec has tested well and is a good PSU if you were interested.
Edited by shinji2k - 7/3/08 at 6:14pm
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I was looking at that Antec too. The only thing that worries me about that one is that it's only got one 80mm fan and that's it. I'd be concerned about it being able to cool itself at the top of my case where all the heat ends up.
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Technically the 80mm fan orientation, on average, cools better than an overhead 120/135mm fan due to airflow and heatsink placement. The advantage larger fans have are noise/airflow ratios. I'm almost certain that the Antec's noise levels are acceptable but I can do a double check on the reviews for you.
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The only other modular PSU i really like is the ABS Tagan. But is it worth $200 or would i be just throwing money down the drain?
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The only other modular PSU i really like is the ABS Tagan. But is it worth $200 or would i be just throwing money down the drain?
That would be throwing away money.


Modular is overrated, I use one and I just end up using every cable anyways.
post #18 of 25
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The only other modular PSU i really like is the ABS Tagan. But is it worth $200 or would i be just throwing money down the drain?
It's a pretty good PSU as seen here, but at $200 it isn't exactly a good deal. It's pretty frustrating that there are a few non-modular 750W PSUs (Corsair, Silencer) that are perfect for you and have enough connectors. But the manufacturers are skimping on the modular versions PSUs and leaving out 2 PEG connectors. I'm starting to think like Penicyclin. Even if you get a modular there isn't much you aren't going to need since you will need all 4 PEG connectors. I'm trying to desperately find a cable layout for the Xigmatek 750 to see what you could actually not use. I did kind of find a layout for the Antec and you would be able to not use a lot of the sata/molex plugs but the Antec will have a CPU connector that is hardwired that you will have to hide. Nothing is just right for you .
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post #19 of 25
A 750W PSU by Corsair would be the best bet. PC Power and Cooling do have some nice PSU also, but go Corsair if you want to save a couple dollars.
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A 750W PSU by Corsair would be the best bet. PC Power and Cooling do have some nice PSU also, but go Corsair if you want to save a couple of dollars.
Did you read any of this thread?

edit:
Alright, I found some good pictures of the Xigmatek and yes you will be saving a lot of clutter with the modular sata/molex connectors. I'm not sure how long it will take to get the 750 back in, I saw a site that had them for sale and expected to have more in late July . I'm not sure what to tell you. If you can't wait the Antec is a good PSU and I checked with some reviews and fan noise was within acceptable noise levels (not great but not distracting either). If you can wait a couple weeks, keep an eye out for the Xigmatek to come back.
Edited by shinji2k - 7/3/08 at 7:53pm
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