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Hey guys, i'm thinking about upgrading to a nice modular psu, and I was thinking about the seasonic x series. My question is, how much wattage do I need? I'll be overclocking my cpu and gpu, and I will also be running a X20 750 pump, 6-8 fans, and a cold cathode.

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I'd say 650W, but if you want get a 750W
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X750 should do the job. its a solid unit.

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Are you currently using the Corsair 650TX? How's it holding up?

I'd like to say that it can depend on what fans you are using...but this really is only the opinion of a person who uses a bunch of high-powered fans (6x 48watt fans to be exact for reference).

I'd say a decent 750-850watt from Seasonic should do you fine but I would up it higher if you plan on using multiple GPUs. I feel I should get a better power supply also just for the fact that having more headroom allows the PSU to last even longer...however I'm not constantly putting stress on my PC so I'm sure my PSU is holding up well. It will come down to how often you put your PC on load and future upgrades
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Are you currently using the Corsair 650TX? How's it holding up?

I'd like to say that it can depend on what fans you are using...but this really is only the opinion of a person who uses a bunch of high-powered fans (6x 48watt fans to be exact for reference).

I'd say a decent 750-850watt from Seasonic should do you fine but I would up it higher if you plan on using multiple GPUs. I feel I should get a better power supply also just for the fact that having more headroom allows the PSU to last even longer...however I'm not constantly putting stress on my PC so I'm sure my PSU is holding up well. It will come down to how often you put your PC on load and future upgrades
My 650tx is holding up like a champ, but I want a modular psu. Also, I fold when i'm not gaming, and I game when i'm not folding, so my psu is stressed quite a lot now a days, another reason I want to go with a very efficient psu.

So, would 650w be a safe bet? or could I get away with the 560w seasonic x?

Also, I won't be adding anything else to this system, besides maybe an upgrade to bulldozer in the spring, so the psu should have at least 50w of headroom, just in case bulldozer needs a crazy amount of power, or if the power consumption goes up when oc'ing.
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My 650tx is holding up like a champ, but I want a modular psu. Also, I fold when i'm not gaming, and I game when i'm not folding, so my psu is stressed quite a lot now a days, another reason I want to go with a very efficient psu.

So, would 650w be a safe bet? or could I get away with the 560w seasonic x?

Also, I won't be adding anything else to this system, besides maybe an upgrade to bulldozer in the spring, so the psu should have at least 50w of headroom, just in case bulldozer needs a crazy amount of power, or if the power consumption goes up when oc'ing.


X-750 just to be on the safer side. It also would provide room for multi-GPUs and alot of OC headroom.
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My 650tx is holding up like a champ, but I want a modular psu. Also, I fold when i'm not gaming, and I game when i'm not folding, so my psu is stressed quite a lot now a days, another reason I want to go with a very efficient psu.

So, would 650w be a safe bet? or could I get away with the 560w seasonic x?
560w might be pushing it. I would go with at least 650.
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560w might be pushing it. I would go with at least 650.
yup, 650 or more is necessary. You might look into this OCZ OCZ700SXS2 StealthXStream II 700W Power Supply just for 40 bucks now. Good stuff, AFAIK. Anyway, hope u find the best bet.
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The X-560 wouldn't be "pushing" it at all. You can safely get that or the X-650 depending on your budget and preference.
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The X-560 wouldn't be "pushing" it at all. You can safely get that or the X-650 depending on your budget and preference.
This is the only thing that i'm wondering. I would rather save myself money and get the 560w, but i'm not sure if it would last being on 24/7 and being stressed a lot of the time. By the way, the fans in the case will be 2-4 case fans and 4 ap-14 gentle typhoons, so pretty low power consumption on all fans.
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