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NZXT Hale90 650w Gold - Is It Enough?

post #1 of 12
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If you guys can give me a definite answer on this, I would really appreciate it.

I bought the NZXT 650w Gold PSU yesterday when it was on Newegg Shell Shocker for $79 Shipped. (Wayyy too good to pass up.) I know it will power my stock 2500K + Single 6870 with no problems at all.

However, I plan on Overclocking my 2500K once I get an aftermarket cooler, Crossfiring 6870's and Overclocking both once I get a bit of extra money, and I will have around 7 Case Fans, 2 CPU Cooler Fans, Built-in Fan Controller, etc. on my Phantom.

Will a high-quality, Gold Rated 650w PSU be enough to power this system?

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 12
It will be sufficient for the current system.

Dont know how much it can take during crossfire

Enjoy the new PSU you purchased.
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post #3 of 12
Yeah that'll do it no problem. Even with Crossfire.

Realistically you could add an SSD and another HDD to it if you wanted to as well.
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post #4 of 12
Waaaaahahaaaay more than enough.
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post #5 of 12
I agree, it'll handle your Sandy Bridge CPU + two 6870s + overclocks + more without a problem.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for the help and quick replies! It really calmed my worries a lot to know I'm not going to have to invest in a new PSU any time soon.

Thanks again!
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post #7 of 12
Ok, Sandy isn't a power hog, 6870 isn't a power hog, lots of fans? Unless they're all high speed deltas, not a... you get the idea.
You will be fine with it, even with xfire and a decent overclock. The 6870 pulls around 100w assuming it's not gotten hungrier during the update from the original 5770. That Hale unit is a sturdy one. Enjoy it.
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post #8 of 12
I also got that PSU 2 days ago and I'm gonna use it for my next build which holds an i5 2500k and 2x MSI 460s HAWK SLI, all overclocked so I don't see why you can't.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by allikat View Post
Ok, Sandy isn't a power hog, 6870 isn't a power hog, lots of fans? Unless they're all high speed deltas, not a... you get the idea.
You will be fine with it, even with xfire and a decent overclock. The 6870 pulls around 100w assuming it's not gotten hungrier during the update from the original 5770. That Hale unit is a sturdy one. Enjoy it.
The 6870 does pull more than the 5770. It is not just an updated 5770.

It pulls in the 150W range and has two PCIe connectors.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The 6870 does pull more than the 5770. It is not just an updated 5770.

It pulls in the 150W range and has two PCIe connectors.
Yes, Crossfire 6870's take around 300w at stock.

How much will overclocking add to this, though?

That leaves me around 350w for the rest of the system which should be fine. The 2500K only consumes 95w INCLUDING the onboard graphics so with those turned off I would assume it will take even less.
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