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Old 06-23-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default 600 Watts of Fury!

Quick question ya'll, would a quality brand like OCZ or PC Power and Cooling 600 watt PSU be powerful enough for an i7 system with dual gtx 285's?

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Old 06-23-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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No, it would for an i7 with a Core 216 SLI setup with everything on stock clocks. I would go for at least 850 on a quality power supply.
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850 really??

Not to try to discredit you or anything and I certainly appreciate the quick response, but can anyone else attest to this?

I have another box that is core2duo, with dual 4870's on a 700w PC Power and Cooling with lots of USB peripherals.

Does i7 draw that much power? I believe I read it was a hog..or is it solely because of the 285's?

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Price-wise, this is amazing:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341003

Plenty of OC room at 850 I would imagine.

But my question now is this, I'm used to PSU's with single rail design, this has 4 +12v, any downsides to this?
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If everything is running at stock, I'm sure you'd have no problems, but that's no fun is it? You'd want to have some room for overclocking.

Bear in mind that Nvidia/ATi etc exagerate the power requirements in order to compensate for the huge amount of poor quality PSUs around.
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this has 4 +12v, any downsides to this?
Only in very extreme cases would one of the rails be overloaded, you'd be fine.
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Yes but no. I suggest single rail systems if possible (or dual rail). Corsair is a well-known Manufacturer. And I certainly agree with Rohan, 800+ watts.
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Oh hey worship, glad you dropped in, thanks!!

Can't wait for this i7 build, if you remember worshipme, you helped me a ton on my last build some months back, p5q-e, core2duo, dual 4870s

It was under the handle "toole" though I believe

Anyways I got a little extra money and I want that i7 like a bum wants booze

I CANT WAIT!!
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They are said to be nice, but I can't justify the small performance increase over a high end C2Q for the cost it takes to build one.
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850 really??

Trust me, I know a thing or two.
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TBH, I think 800W is ridiculous.




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