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fighter25, you have an HX650 powering 2 GTX 480's and an i7 @ 4.0 cooled by a 92mm Xiggy?

I dropped in your specs on the eXtreme PSU Calculator and it came up with 925w as the required voltage for your system at 100% load with 10% capacitor aging. That's actually without calculating the CPU fan power, but that's negligible. What can't be overlooked is that you're going to be doing water cooling which would, unfortunately, draw even more power.

I thought you were pushing it when I saw the picture so I double checked with the calculator and sure enough I was right.
That power supply offers plenty of power for his setup. The PSU calculators cannot stand in the face of superior PSUs. The system will never reach its peak potential TDP output, and even if it did the HX650 can handle loads exceeding its rated wattage.

I think I'm going to keep my Vulcan, but I'm returning this one due to its defects.
    
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That power supply offers plenty of power for his setup. The PSU calculators cannot stand in the face of superior PSUs. The system will never reach its peak potential TDP output, and even if it did the HX650 can handle loads exceeding its rated wattage.

I think I'm going to keep my Vulcan, but I'm returning this one due to its defects.
I actually don't know exactly how that calculator comes up with its figures, but it never hurts to have some extra oomph.

I honestly wish I could keep the Vulcan, but as it stands it's just not my case. I can hear my hardware crying 'cause they'll be going back on my desk for at least another month until I find another candidate.
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That power supply offers plenty of power for his setup. The PSU calculators cannot stand in the face of superior PSUs. The system will never reach its peak potential TDP output, and even if it did the HX650 can handle loads exceeding its rated wattage.
That's good know, as I have one too.

I have a theory that unless you have triple graphics card setups, you don't need more than 800W. Particularly with the newer, more efficient units. The reviews I read indicate that this unit can handle loads up to 650W and beyond. I wouldn't hesitate to use this PSU with 5850 crossfire or 460 SLI. NIce to know it can do more than that.

I should add that, with my current setup (2 4830s, one disk, 920 at 3.6GHz), I draw 320W max while gaming. I don't see myself getting near 650W usage.
Edited by PopcornMachine - 8/22/10 at 7:14pm
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Count me in!


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How did you fit the radiator in the top.

Must be a smaller motherboard than mine.

Nice job.
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RMA'd my first Vulcan. This time it was shipped by FedEx in a HUGE box and did not have a single dent or tear in the packaging or the case like the last one did.

Moved my ITX rig from the Sugo05 into the Vulcan. Using all Gentle-Typhoon fans (AP14 Push-pull on h50, AP13 for top exhaust, AP13 (92mm) for rear exhaust) and it runs nearly-SILENT at full-speed. This is going to be my MMO-killer / LAN rig and I'm using it to enter in the Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 OC contest I should be able to hit 4.6Ghz on the i3 540 Having a smaller mobo actually makes it harder to route cables... Crazy idea I know! I should replace the 2.5" to 3.5" adapter with a black one... Only used this one because I have three lying around and don't feel like buying another

I'll be mounting one more (or two) AP13 on the mesh to blow onto the motherboard and keep the components cool, as well as possibly adding a blue cold cathode to the bottom of the case.

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How did you fit the radiator in the top.

Must be a smaller motherboard than mine.

Nice job.
I assume that it's running passively (which would be fine for the X2 3800+) and does not have a fan mounted next to it. Maybe he moved it slightly to the right perhaps and used the two screw holes from the other fan mount
    
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haha exactly!

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I assume that it's running passively (which would be fine for the X2 3800+) and does not have a fan mounted next to it. Maybe he moved it slightly to the right perhaps and used the two screw holes from the other fan mount
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haha exactly!
I've got enough experience with the Vulcan and with the h50 to know what's goin' on lol
    
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would a passive coolit 240 rad fit uptheir?

wouldnt u be our to put 120mm fans ontop ( outside of the case ) even if their slim ( so it doesnt hit the handle )

nice setup btw.. needs lil cable magment n look nice. but yeah lol
    
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