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Oh and I also forgot to mention, I will be running a 470 on a 500w
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Alright, that all makes sense. At least, as much as it can to a sleep-deprived person who has to be up for work in about six hours. Doing all your parts shopping while tired means everything sounds like a good idea at the time. I've been looking for that sticker for a bit now, and I can't seem to find it for the life of me.

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Think I may go with this, the only other concern I have is cable length. Are the cables a bit longer with modular PSU's than they are on the normal kind? A few cables on this Rosewill are a little short, I think I had to lay a 4pin over my 5770 just to get it to reach.

Edit: Found the 54A@+12V for the NZXT psu. This OCZ one has +12V1@25A, +12V2@25A then?
Edited by Vocality - 12/20/10 at 5:56am
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Alright, that all makes sense. At least, as much as it can to a sleep-deprived person who has to be up for work in about six hours. Doing all your parts shopping while tired means everything sounds like a good idea at the time. I've been looking for that sticker for a bit now, and I can't seem to find it for the life of me.



Think I may go with this, the only other concern I have is cable length. Are the cables a bit longer with modular PSU's than they are on the normal kind? A few cables on this Rosewill are a little short, I think I had to lay a 4pin over my 5770 just to get it to reach.
Sometimes. Some modular PSUs also come with different length cables as well. For instance a cable with 3 SATA connectors on it which is x cm, and then a cable with 6 connectors which is twice as long.

If it really ends up not reaching, you can always buy extensions.
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Sometimes. Some modular PSUs also come with different length cables as well. For instance a cable with 3 SATA connectors on it which is x cm, and then a cable with 6 connectors which is twice as long.

If it really ends up not reaching, you can always buy extensions.
Well, that answers that question. I didn't even know you could get extensions for that kind of thing. One less thing to worry about now. I think my Google-Fu can handle that if I have a length problem.
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Indeed. A search for "6 pin extension" brings up many results
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Alright, that all makes sense. At least, as much as it can to a sleep-deprived person who has to be up for work in about six hours. Doing all your parts shopping while tired means everything sounds like a good idea at the time. I've been looking for that sticker for a bit now, and I can't seem to find it for the life of me.



Think I may go with this, the only other concern I have is cable length. Are the cables a bit longer with modular PSU's than they are on the normal kind? A few cables on this Rosewill are a little short, I think I had to lay a 4pin over my 5770 just to get it to reach.

Edit: Found the 54A@+12V for the NZXT psu. This OCZ one has +12V1@25A, +12V2@25A then?
It does indeed say 25A each, but the capacity is 504W which means the +12V amperage capacity is 42A. The formula is almost always +12V wattage capacity divided by 12. Or, the formula can go the other way: +12V amperage multiplied by 12 to discover the wattage (when it's not on the sticker).

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Well, that answers that question. I didn't even know you could get extensions for that kind of thing. One less thing to worry about now. I think my Google-Fu can handle that if I have a length problem.
In such a case, it might even be better to just ask OCN.
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post #17 of 27
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Oh boy, monkey wrench. So..should I try to find something else? Or would that OCZ still be considered a good quality PSU? 504w would be riding on the low end of that "Quality 500-600w" goal, right?
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Oh boy, monkey wrench. So..should I try to find something else? Or would that OCZ still be considered a good quality PSU? 504w would be riding on the low end of that "Quality 500-600w" goal, right?
I was referring to the wattage rating of the PSU (that is, when only looking at quality PSUs, which you'll definitely be able to get into over the next few days or weeks). So with this intended setup, it might be best to stick to high quality PSUs that have a total wattage rating between roughly 500-600W.

But between those two specific OCZ units, it looks like the better one is the 600W ModXStream Pro because it's mentioned on OCN's Recommended Power Supplies list: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html. So, I suppose that since it's on this list, then it's probably a good buy. I mean, the 550W Fatal1ty isn't mentioned there (but notice that the 530W Rosewill Green is hehe).
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Well I am open to scrutiny and have done some looking for deals out there. This is not modular but looks pretty good for the money.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=ITD&body=MAIN

Doesnt seem to bad a price and its modular:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-17371016-L04A
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Well I am open to scrutiny and have done some looking for deals out there. This is not modular but looks pretty good for the money.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=ITD&body=MAIN

Doesnt seem to bad a price and its modular:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-17371016-L04A
I remember these two PSUs as mentioned by some of the local PSU gurus here on OCN, and neither of them are worth considering due to what else is available out there - especially if any overclocking will be done.

But if these were the only two choices on the planet, then Antec Basiq would certainly by the [slightly] better choice. I remember one thing that was said about the Basiq is that they gave it that name for a reason.

Of course, I don't really know. I'm just trying to remember what our local experts said.
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