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Hello all,

I was looking into buying the Mushkin Joule 1200w powersupply but i dont know if it will fit into my case or not, my case is an Cooler Master Elite 310.

So will this power supply fit into my case?
How do you know? And how to be sure?

I don't want to buy it and then it not fit and me have to pay for the return shipping...

and i dont want to hear that i dont need that much power for my system, i am upgrading soon and psu is just the first thing...

Thanks Customx3
    
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post #2 of 47
It'll fit, though it is long.
I know because the case length is about twice the length of the PSU.

You don't need a 1200w PSU though. There's possibly a better option for your money.
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post #3 of 47
Will it power that sig rig?
You don't need 1200W for that. That amount of power would be for a i7-980X with GT580 2(3)-way SLI overclocked kind of thing.

About the size, you need to see the measurements of the new PSU and compare them to your current PSU. i'm not really familiar with the CM Elite 310...
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post #4 of 47
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
It'll fit, though it is long.
I know because the case length is about twice the length of the PSU.

You don't need a 1200w PSU though. There's possibly a better option for your money.
Okay thanks

Okay so what other power supplies do you know of that are.

Modular, have a fan that changes between three colors and is at least 800 or more?

for cheap? but is a good quality psu?
    
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post #5 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by matroska View Post
Will it power that sig rig?
You don't need 1200W for that. That amount of power would be for a i7-980X with GT580 2(3)-way SLI overclocked kind of thing.
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Hello all,
and i dont want to hear that i dont need that much power for my system, i am upgrading soon and psu is just the first thing...
.....
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post #6 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Customx3 View Post
Okay thanks

Okay so what other power supplies do you know of that are.

Modular, have a fan that changes between three colors and is at least 800 or more?

for cheap? but is a good quality psu?
Corsair GS Series. They are for sale at retail outlets like Fry's, Microcenter, Best Buy, & Tiger.

Still; why do you need an 800w unit?
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post #7 of 47
A good quality 400w PSU will be more than enough for your rig.

Edit: What are you planning to upgrade to. It would be nice to enlighten people of your plans so they can better aid you.
Edited by answ3r - 2/22/11 at 6:31pm
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Oh, my bad... i may have skipped that part when reading...

Sorry about that Customx3
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post #9 of 47
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Quote:
Originally Posted by matroska View Post
Will it power that sig rig?
You don't need 1200W for that. That amount of power would be for a i7-980X with GT580 2(3)-way SLI overclocked kind of thing.

About the size, you need to see the measurements of the new PSU and compare them to your current PSU. i'm not really familiar with the CM Elite 310...
As i said! no i will be upgrading not be using it in my sig rig for long, i was planning on getting something along the x58 line of boards with a i7-950 or so. Not sure on the graphics yet but what you said was right on the mark with what i am getting. Nice job there! and maybe some water-cooling... not completely sure what parts yet.

And why does everyone continue to say that i dont need that much, will it hurt my sig rig if i put it in there for now?
    
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post #10 of 47
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Quote:
Originally Posted by matroska View Post
About the size, you need to see the measurements of the new PSU and compare them to your current PSU. i'm not really familiar with the CM Elite 310...
I couldnt find anything that helped me that much thats why am asking for help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Corsair GS Series. They are for sale at retail outlets like Fry's, Microcenter, Best Buy, & Tiger.

Still; why do you need an 800w unit?
Okay, does the corsair gs series meet all the requirements i mentioned?
And did i not say in my original post that i am upgrading to a much greater rig soon?

Quote:
Originally Posted by answ3r View Post
A good quality 400w PSU will be more than enough for your rig.

Edit: What are you planning to upgrade to. It would be nice to enlighten people of your plans so they can better aid you.
I know that the 400w will be plenty as i have the 480 and its doing great, I am sorry i should have put my specs for rig ima build in there as well, but didnt know it was so important, as all i wanted to know is if it will fit into my sig rig as i may not be upgrading my case just the parts within.

Quote:
Originally Posted by matroska View Post
Oh, my bad... i may have skipped that part when reading...

Sorry about that Customx3
Its no problem!
    
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