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The OCZ PSU will most likely only put out ~400W. It also has 2 12v rails which is something to stay away from. But for a low power PC you should be fine.
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The OCZ PSU will most likely only put out ~400W. It also has 2 12v rails which is something to stay away from. But for a low power PC you should be fine.
2 12v rail isn't a bad thing http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...explained.html .
Edited by DrBrownfinger - 2/19/11 at 4:58am
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pendrago it was in ganged mode. Also with the psu I was thinking of the CX series like this http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16476
Edited by robbo2 - 2/18/11 at 10:07pm
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Originally Posted by eclipseaudio4 View Post
The OCZ PSU will most likely only put out ~400W. It also has 2 12v rails which is something to stay away from. But for a low power PC you should be fine.
I think I will decide for this Corsair robbo2 has recommended to me.

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the 2 12v rail thing isn't a bad thing http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...explained.html .
I have read it but I couldn't completly understand it :/

Robbo2 recommended me another one ... Corsair CX500 CMPSU-500CXEU 500W and I think I like it more than OCZ.

It's cheaper and has 56 months of warranty!!! That's nice.
Single rail - specifiacation below:



But it's got only 408 W --> will it be enough ? I like Corsair and mine TX 650 is just wonderful... but it has sth around 500 W on single rail.

Now... Do you think that not overclocked Phenom X2 550 and not overclocked onboard GPU will be very stressful for this PSU ?

I understood from this article about PSUs that single rail PSU could be not so safe. Something may burn before PSU shut down my computer - is it right?
Now I am confused

If I wanted to overclock CPU a little ... I understand that may be a problem because it's only 400 Watts ... but how high could be total power consumption under heavy load for this rig? Maximum 300 W ? Assuming that I will use only these 2 cores (because for example I fail to unlock those 2 which are locked) that CPU takes only 80 W TDP and the rest? GPU is not so stressful (I assume because I have never had any Radeon and especially which would be installed onboard).
So, what would you suggest ? Corsair 500 or higher model 600 W ?
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I think I will decide for this Corsair robbo2 has recommended to me.



I have read it but I couldn't completly understand it :/

Robbo2 recommended me another one ... Corsair CX500 CMPSU-500CXEU 500W and I think I like it more than OCZ.

It's cheaper and has 56 months of warranty!!! That's nice.
Single rail - specifiacation below:



But it's got only 408 W --> will it be enough ? I like Corsair and mine TX 650 is just wonderful... but it has sth around 500 W on single rail.

Now... Do you think that not overclocked Phenom X2 550 and not overclocked onboard GPU will be very stressful for this PSU ?

I understood from this article about PSUs that single rail PSU could be not so safe. Something may burn before PSU shut down my computer - is it right?
Now I am confused

If I wanted to overclock CPU a little ... I understand that may be a problem because it's only 400 Watts ... but how high could be total power consumption under heavy load for this rig? Maximum 300 W ? Assuming that I will use only these 2 cores (because for example I fail to unlock those 2 which are locked) that CPU takes only 80 W TDP and the rest? GPU is not so stressful (I assume because I have never had any Radeon and especially which would be installed onboard).
So, what would you suggest ? Corsair 500 or higher model 600 W ?

Go with a high quality 600w for sure. Corsair, Cooler Master or OCZ will do you fine. Look at my system specs. My cpu is @ 3.6 and sometimes I run my 5870 @ 1000/1350 just for fun and I do fine. I'll jump to a 850 in my new build so I can X-fire proper and power a 1090t.
    
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You have to forgive me but I don't actually understand your sentence (it's because of my English).

What does "Do not take 'the' out, and do not collect $200." mean? in plain English please

You see. I wrote that sentence ... about my life's goal and beating your score for ... fun. That means I was curious if I can beat the score achieved on a rig with 2 GPUs using only 1 GPU.

I hope you have understood what I've meant Anyway, it is only some kind of competition but I think ... a friendly one? Right?
LOL, yeah, Im just poking fun man. If you take 'the' out of the term "Im the *****", then it makes it "I'm sh**" LOL. Its fail that i have to edit it tho, takes fun out. And '0do no collect $200' is just part of the Monopoly saying, "Go directly to jail. Do not pass go, do no collect $200". I was just trying to be funny although it was utter fail.

All in all, I was pretty much being a smartass trying to be cute, just messing around. I dont think I'm gonna be able to break my own record unless I really pull something from out the hollowed depths, or out my ass.
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@pendrago & Rockr69

With my system I only draw 650W from the wall MAX. That with the cpu @ 100% and both GPU's @ 100% @ 120v. So I am only drawing ~500-575 W from the power supply. This is with an X6 @ 1.50v two 5870's 3 hadrdrives, 11 fans, my water pump, and a dvd burner.

Silgle rail PSU's are nice because you dont have to worry about overloading one rail or the other. Either you have enough power or you dont. With a multi rail PSU you have to balance your load between the rails. If you dont it may shutdown because you are trying to draw too much from the one rail.
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i came across this today http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...tter-than.html kinda funny with all the talk of single vs. dual 12v rail.
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i came across this today http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...tter-than.html kinda funny with all the talk of single vs. dual 12v rail.
Thing is my PSU saved the rest of my components when my 790FX-GD70's vrms went poof it instantly shut down and refused to start back up.
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hay guys can some1 throw up a quick way for me to figure out what sensor in fanspeed is wich screen shot ect. thnxs
Aw, you were ignored, but here I am! I changed my labels, but hopefully that clears up which sensor belongs to which component. The 3-pin fan connectors on the top left of the board and where the end of the first GPU would go are non-PWM, so you cannot control their speed in any program. They are the ones using the F7587 chip or the Atilgp SMBus.

    
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