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post #1 of 17
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Looking for a modular PSU for my gaming build, I think a HX650 will be OK but wondering if this is still going to be the case once I add another card in SLI/PhysX/whatever I decide to run, and start overclocking the PhenomII.


How far up the HX### chain do I need to go?

Thanks
Sam
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post #2 of 17
Yea your 650 will be find but if you can afford a higher one i say get it since youll probably keep it for a while, so it'll be worth the money
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post #3 of 17
Look at my system.

I wouldn't be pushing my PSU if I added a second card. to put it that way.
post #4 of 17
I know Seasonic made the HX620, but do they also make the HX650? I haven't kept up with the latest Corsair moves.
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post #5 of 17
Yes, HX650 is also Seasonic.

And yes, the 650 will be enough for 460 SLI and CPU OC.
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post #6 of 17
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Thanks guys, that's a big help. Will drop back down to the HX650 and save a few dollars! Everything is so expensive in Australia
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post #7 of 17
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funny story..

ended up with

1 Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Red Scorpion Edition $39.00
1 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $156.00
1 Corsair HX-650 Power Supply $139.00
1 Western Digital Green 2TB WD20EARS $109.00
1 Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler $108.00
1 Zalman ZM-MFC1 Combo Fan Controller $55.00
1 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX $99.00
1 ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard $307.00

2 Arctic Cooling 80mm F8 Pro Fan $18.00
1 G.Skill Ripjaws F3-16000CL9D-4GBRHD (2x2GB) DDR3 $119.00
2 MSI Radeon HD6870 1GB Twin Frozr II $598.00
1 ASUS DRW-24B3LT 24X DVDRW LightScribe $42.00

$1789.00
Sub-Total:

$79.00
PP Standard Shipping:

$169.82
GST Included:

$37.36
Credit card surcharge (2%):

$1905.36




parts in black are for the lesser pc, pentium D runs hot as anything and it's wrapped in a poo case in dire need of airflow




this is why you should never order parts at 2am when you're so tired you can't even think properly.. I have JUST NOW realised i ordered two graphics cards. Will the HX-650 still be ok or do I need to amend this before I run it with both cards??


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post #8 of 17
Enjoy your two cards, the HX650 is perfectly able to handle two 6870s
I'll say this though: if it had been me, I would've scrapped the Phenom II X4 and the needlessly expensive Crosshair IV motherboard. With that money you could easily have bought a Core i5 2500K and matching motherboard and gotten much better performance for your money. With that kind of budget there's really no valid readon to go AMD.
post #9 of 17
u got like 3 cpu coolers too
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub View Post
Enjoy your two cards, the HX650 is perfectly able to handle two 6870s
I'll say this though: if it had been me, I would've scrapped the Phenom II X4 and the needlessly expensive Crosshair IV motherboard. With that money you could easily have bought a Core i5 2500K and matching motherboard and gotten much better performance for your money. With that kind of budget there's really no valid readon to go AMD.
I was pretty happy with the reviews I saw of those processors.. I'll turn this one up as far as I can and be happy with it for now
(budget was ORIGINALLY supposed to be around $1000 for the tower.... INCLUDING the $300 Lian Li case I bought previously.. blew that out a little bit but oh well)
Quote:
Originally Posted by oomalikoo View Post
u got like 3 cpu coolers too
ahaha no I think I only see 2 the Xigmatec is for my "work" pc.. Pentium D that gets way too hot. The Noctua will go into the AMD build, and the Zalman is just a fan controller for whichever system needs it most (guessing AMD with half a million case fans)
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