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How big is your...PSU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by identikit, 18 Sep 2008.

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PSU size?

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  2. 400 - 599

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  3. 600 - 799

    47 vote(s)
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  4. 800 +

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  1. identikit

    identikit Minimodder

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    So how big is it really? Plus what does it power? Also is it modular and does it have a 135mm fan or something else?

    Mine was a Silverstone 650W ST65ZF-GM (non-modular) and it powered:
    a dual CPU s771 mobo
    2 Xeon E5320 CPUs
    4 FB-DIMMs 1GB each
    8600GT video card
    2 SATA HDDs
    3 fans (120mm x 2 and 92mm)
    PCI-e soundcard

    Estimated power consumption 300W

    1 fan at the rear and it was LOUD!

    That's it nothing else. Well until it broke and now I use a 500W Nexus PSU (non-modular), very quiet.

    So what powers your computers? If multiple choose the highest rated PSU.
     
  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Corsair HX620W is what I have, this thing is so quiet, I thought after the first time I plug-it in, that the PSU fan wasn't turning, but it was.
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Tagan 480W modular here - brilliant PSU, dead quiet. The only way it could be better would be to have nicer plugs at the PSU-side, they're a little sharp-edged and fiddly to get in and out when they're surrounded with the rest of 'em.
     
  4. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Coolermaster 620W M-Power, good "budget" PSU, compares to an HX620 the way I run it.
     
  5. theevilelephant

    theevilelephant Minimodder

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    Hiper Type R 580w modular, a bit loud but a nice product all the same, soon to be replaced with a 620W or 650W corsair
     
  6. 3dHeli

    3dHeli What's a Dremel?

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    Dell Vostro 410 which came with 350w Delta Electronics DPS-350VB-1B.

    Only just has enough connectors for my needs . . . can put one more SATA HDSC in. Neatly wired in the case as standard - cables just the right length - not modular.

    Power drawn from the wall plug is 14 watts standby, 117w at idle, and 167w at peak load so far.

    That's with Photoshop doing heavy batch processing, ProShow Gold rendering, a virus scan running, DVD movie playing, and me doing some surfing . . . can't think how to load it any more (other than games which I don't use PC for) . . . . even with all that going on it was surprisingly responsive.

    Guess - in very simple terms - until I get to about 260 watts at the wall plug, I probably won't need anything bigger for a PSU.

    The PSU looks after;
    Q9300, 4gb RAM, 2 x 1tb Seagate 7200.11, 1 x 500gb WD Cavier SE16, NVIDIA 8800GT 512mb
    2 x DVD Writers, Card Reader, On board Sound & Ethernet
    1 x 120mm Fan, 1 x 92mm Fan, 1 x CPU fan
     
  7. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W PSU
     
  8. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Enermax Infiniti 720W, an upgrade from the 500w Liberty that I had during the brief SFF phase.
     
  9. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    1200 watt NZXT and a 600 Watt Meanwell auxiliary... :thumb:
     
  10. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    Talk about overkill. I bet you don't even use more than 500W.

    Enermax 600W PSU. More than enough power, infact complete overkill for the load I'm putting on it.
     
  11. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Minimodder

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    I wanted to make sure that my psu would never be an issue when adding future bits so I went for an Enermax Galaxy 1000w DXX, awesome bit of kit.
     
  12. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    I bet he doesn't use more than 300W at full load.

    I run a 500W seasonic in my main gaming rig, and a 330W rig in my server, which has up to 9 HDD's in it depending on the config of my RAID (which changes every 6-8 months). You don't need a high rated PSU to power your rig. You just need a quality one.
     
  13. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Corsair 1000w HX (Modular)
    780i SLI Motherboad
    Q6600G0
    BFG8800GTX OC
    2 WD Raptors 74gb
    WD 640gb
    WD 400gb
    4GB Ram
    DVD Drive
    4 120mm Fans
    2 92mm Fans
    Aquaero

    Soon to be powering:
    Dual 280 GTX H20C
    Pump
    Cold Cathods of some sort.

    Sam
     
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  14. hodgy100

    hodgy100 What's a Dremel?

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    I have a Corsair 550W-VX but i havent used it yet so i cant comment on how well it works
     
  15. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    The 1200 watts is most definitely overkill. However, when Johnny at NZXT offered me one for my project, it was a little hard not to want the biggest they had... :D

    I'm sure I'm utilizing most of the Meanwell PSU however. It's a 24 volt unit dedicated to powering the TEC cooler. (subzero temps don't come without using a little power :rock:)
     
  16. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    1935 Cubic Centimetres (ish)
     
  17. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger What's a Dremel?

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  18. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    A mid end tagen ~500w i think, my machine doesn't draw more than 200w from the wall though. Although my day to day machine has a 60w psu.
     
  19. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    Corsair HX620W driving

    Supermicro X7-DWA dual s711 mobo

    Two X xeon e5420, quadcore at 3GHz

    Four 2GB Fbdimms @ 800MHz

    Geforce 8800 GTX @ 630MHz x 1000MHz mem

    Quadro FX1500

    Three SATA hdds.

    Maximum recorded power consumption... 400w, consider that the next time you're shopping for a PSU.

    Moriquendi
     
  20. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Antec 850W, didn't want all that power but its got what i needed, 6+2 PCI-E cables. So if i have some spare cash then SLI GTX280 on a X58 wont be such a problem...
     

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