Bought a new PSU today. :wiggle:

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    Finally replacing my 300 Watt Sparkle with a 620 watt modular Corsair. This will allow me to get rid of the 3 molex Y splitters and all the extra cables cluttering my case up real bad. Plus my computer has started randomly rebooting during games lately so hopefully this will stop that.

    I am currently running...

    3500+ AMD 939
    7900GT XFX
    2GB Pqi Turbo RAM 3200
    2 IDE HDD
    1 SATA HDD
    Network Card
    2 DVD burners
     
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    Also it will be one less thing to worry about when I upgrade to a quad-core in a couple months.
     
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    it's fine
    i also have the hx620
    it is currently powering a c2d (will upgrade to quad), 8800GTS, 4GB ram, 2 Optical Drives, 4 hard drives, 4 120mm fans, and a bunch of USB powered devices such as mouse, ir remote, webcam, etc.
     
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    Nice! :cool:
     
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    All I've heard about it is positive.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    i bet that would run on a decent 500PSU. My GF has a very similar setup but only 2HDDs on an enermax 485W no problem.
     
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    Very happy with mine. It's so fuckin quiet, and modular cabling ftmfw. :bigthumb:

    It's a rebadged Seasonic but that's not a bad thing.
     
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    I'm sure it will. The amperage rating per rail is what's important, not the watt output.

    Just look at Dell's XPS410. These machines are offered with similar specs as mine and yet they come with 375W PSUs.
     
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    It's amazing what crap some people will buy. I was reading the reviews for a Powmax PSU and a couple people said that their PSU literally exploded. :rofl: For 20$ what do you expect? :ugh:
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I've got the 520W version. I like that the modular cables actually don't suck, unlike a lot of other designs. Seasonic got it right when they made this unit.
     
  11. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Wattage = Voltage * Amperage

    The voltage is constant, so the only thing that changes is the amperage. As such, you're full of shit.

    Do not speak again.
     
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    :ugh:

    Isn't that what I said? Amperage is the main factor.
    V does not change, W would depend on A * the constant V.

    :ugh:
     
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    I was trying to find the thread where a bunch of different PSUs were recommended based on price range. I couldn't find it so I went with the same Corsair 620HX... I think I got a good deal at Zipzoomfly it was $126.90 after a $20 rebate.
     
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    That's a good price.
    Got mine at buy.com with a 7% off coupon and $20 rebate.
     
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    Thats about the same price I just paid.
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    No, you said the amperage is what's important, not the wattage. Given that one is directly and unavoidably affected by the other, it's an irrelevant distinction.
     
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    Wrong.

    A PSU’s wattage rating is the total combined wattage output of all the rails combined.

    Two PSUs can have the same wattage output (from 12v, 5v, 3.3v).
    One can have 20a on +12v rail, one can only have 16a.
    If your system demands 18a on +12v,.... the 16a is insufficient, eventhough they both output the same total watts.

    That's what I meant about the amperage is more important than the advertised wattage output.
     
  18. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Ah, I see. You were just saying that the power per rail is more important than the total power output; I got hung up on the way you changed terminology halfway through the sentence -- twice.

    I guess that's fair, though a modder worth his salt will know how to build a reverse splitter that will take power from two rails and combine it into a single plug, if that's what they need.
     
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    Got it in today in installed it. One of the metal connector pieces in the 4-pin mobo socket wasnt alligned correctly and it screwed it up. :eek3: I took a toothpick and knife and straightened it back out and then wiggled it onto the connector. I guess it's alright since I am typing on the computer right now.

    The thing is fucking heavy. My case now looks much more professional in the inside. :coold:

    Overall I am happy so far.
     
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    I just got my 520HX today!! I can't wait to build it, I have heard excellent things about it.
     
  21. deusexaethera

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    Just for the hell of it, I'll say again that it's a good PSU and I like mine.
     
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    :coold:

    The fan on it barely spins at all. It must be real efficient.
     
  23. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It'll spin faster when it heats up. But yes, 120mm fans are very efficient.
     
  24. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Which 8800GTS do you have?

    The 320mb or the 640mb?
     

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