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Poll Results: Which PSU do you reckon is best for my sig PC + 8 hard drives + 2 DVD drives + OCs?

 
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    Seasonic X-560
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    Corsair 650HX
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post #11 of 70
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Originally Posted by grandestfail9190 View Post
I'd rather get the HX650. Sure the X series is much more efficient and newer, but I'd rather have a higher wattage just to be safe.
I getcha..That's what I'm pondering right now.
    
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But the 560W X-Series will still be overkill. Can I prove it?
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post #13 of 70
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The 560W X-Series will handle this system with absolute ease and have room left over.
How long would it be able to run it though do you reckon? I run my rig 24/7 at pretty high load (play a lot of MMO/RPGs on it), I will be retiring it some time next year, but will it run my rig OK for say 3-4 or so years at least?
    
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post #14 of 70
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How long would it be able to run it though do you reckon? I run my rig 24/7 at pretty high load, I will be retiring it some time next year, but will it run my rig OK for say 3-4 or so years at least?
With your current specs, a very long time. In a practical sense, it would last "forever".
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post #15 of 70
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With your current specs, a very long time. In a practical sense, it would last "forever".
Wow OK. Thanks for the advice.

Will wait and see what else people think, hoping for some estimate/graphs from some PSU gurus here .
    
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post #16 of 70
I agree, the 560w is more than enough for your system, BUT, think if you want to carry over the PSU you are now buying into your new rig next year. Will it be enough ? Perhaps it's a little too soon for you to be thinking about that, but if you already have an idea of what kind of performance level you want in your next rig, here is food for thought.


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http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...ular-425w-700w

I'm also liking the X-560 a lot more since it has fully modular cabling and the HX doesn't.
I bought a Corsair AX-750 this weekend, and trust me, fully modular cabling is not as fun as it seems (I also have an HX450, and a CX400).
 
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post #17 of 70
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UPDATE: Oh yeah and almost forgot to mention, I will be adding 2 PCI cards (one being a sound card, the other being a SATA controller) + getting a new case with 7 fans. Still think it'll be enough?
Edited by Am* - 3/15/11 at 9:44pm
    
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post #18 of 70
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Originally Posted by Am* View Post
Wow OK. Thanks for the advice.

Will wait and see what else people think, hoping for some estimate/graphs from some PSU gurus here .
Pioneer is one of them.

The Seasonic X Series is monstrous.
You will be able to run just about any single GPU on the market and all high end parts on it and it will last you for many years.
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post #19 of 70
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Wow OK. Thanks for the advice.

Will wait and see what else people think, hoping for some estimate/graphs from some PSU gurus here .
What kind of information do you need? Every time I see the PSU gurus talk about the X-Series, it's always something like, "...the best of the best".

NVIDIA recommends a 450W power supply to power a system with a single GTX 460 in it. This is actually talking about 450W power supplies with a 450W "peak" rating which is why people say that their requirements are "bloated". The 560W X-Series has a 560W "continuous" rating. Actually, the 400W StealthXStream has a 400W "continuous" rating too (it's one of the best 400W units around). The HX series also uses a "continuous" rating. Actually any PSU I'd recommend has this "continuous" rating.

For example: there's the 520W SeaSonic M12II for £71.98 Inc. Vat:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/520w-...-12v-120mm-fan

Sure, it's not as badass as the X-Series, but the X-Series is very overkill on quality too. PSUs like the X-Series are better suited for people doing very extreme overclocking.


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UPDATE: Oh yeah and almost forgot to mention, I will be adding 2 PCI cards (one being a sound card, the other being a SATA controller) + getting a new case with 7 fans. Still think it'll be enough?
Absolutely. A quality PSU like the 520W SeaSonic M12II would be overkill.
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post #20 of 70
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UPDATE: Oh yeah and almost forgot to mention, I will be adding 2 PCI cards (one being a sound card, the other being a SATA controller) + getting a new case with 7 fans. Still think it'll be enough?

What kind of PCI cards ? TV Tuners ? Those are probably the cards that use the most power, but even those feed from the PCI bus directly, so unless you are adding an Ageia PhysX card or some exquisite card that needs to be fed separatly, I would say you're still fine, even with all those fans.

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't notice you edited your post - a sound card + Sata controler; no problems whatsoever
Edited by tpi2007 - 3/15/11 at 9:55pm
 
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