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Ok so what I'm wondering about now is whether my current Sig PSU will be sufficient for adding an MCP655, possibly a CCFL Inverter like the one below, with maybe 2 or 3 CFL tubes at 4 inches each.

Lamptron CCFL Inverter

Also the Aerocool FP-01 single Bay Fan controller
http://www.aerocool.us/peripheral/fp01.htm
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0311508

I will be removing 4 existing Cooler Master R4's and replacing them with two GT AP-15's on an RX120 Rad; and also maybe 2 - 3 Enermax Appollish Vegas fans on the Case. I could theoretically go without the Lamptron and CFL tubes and just use the lights from the Apollish fans.

I believe, those are the only items that would be using the PSU within my planned Loop.

I have 1 Blu-Ray BD-Rom Drive which is not listed on the Sig but nothing else mounted.

Considering the addition of Overclocking on my CPU and GPU; I would like to know if my current PSU (Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W)would be sufficient for adding a custom WC Loop, or if I should be looking to upgrade my PSU as well?
     
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Yes, infact thats more than enough for a Water Cooling loop
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Yes. That is more than enough.
Thermaltake TR2 is not good psu
Edited by Triangle - 3/14/11 at 1:46pm
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No need to worry, plenty power.
    
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yes, easily, watercooling pumps aren't very power hungry, and things like lights/fans etc are insignificant in comparison to the main power hogs (CPU and GPU).
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The TR2 RX series are hard overrated and cannot provide their rated wattage, and will violate ATX specifications for ripple above ~70% load. It's a mediocre piece of kit at best.

However you're drawing less than 400W at present, and water cooling does not significantly increase power consumption and can, in some cases, reduce it.
post #7 of 8
Yeah you should be ok with 850w .

350 at full stress with 5850
125 For cpu
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475 for your main power suckers you are good to go

so you still have under 1/2 your psu power to use
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Originally Posted by triangle View Post
Yes. That is more than enough.
Thermaltake TR2 is not good psu
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The TR2 RX series are hard overrated and cannot provide their rated wattage, and will violate ATX specifications for ripple above ~70% load. It's a mediocre piece of kit at best.
I've heard, and read the same, about my PSU... and yes I also believe it is true.

However, I was on a tight budget at the time and urgently needed to replace a dead PSU a couple years back and that TR2 Rx 850 met the needs and the budget, at the time...

Never had problems with it, but I will eventually replace it with something better that will give me some more options for, future upgrades... in all honestly, I've always been an Enermax fan at heart, just couldn't afford a new Enermax at the time. There's also Corsair that I'd consider in the future as well.
Edited by cjc75 - 3/14/11 at 2:16pm
     
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