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How much 120mm Fans can a 600w Psu Handle?

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March 31, 2014 3:24:44 AM

Hey Everyone,
So as the title says i want to know that how many 120mm led fans a 600w or 700w Psu can handle? I'm planning on buying a GS 600 or GS 700 from Corsair ! But to be specific i have GS 600 in mind but I'm a little skeptical about it that it wont be able to handle 8x120mm fans so can anyone provide a valid solution for my problem ?

My Build :
Chassis:Corsair Carbide 400r
MOBO:D P35DP with C2Q Q9650
GPU: Evga 650Ti Boost SC
HDD:2Tb Enterprise Class and 250 GB Seagate
Optical: 2 Drives

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March 31, 2014 3:31:21 AM

Well it might probably handle 50 or so fans + your components. A fan usually takes 3-5 watts.
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March 31, 2014 3:34:20 AM

As far as I know fans don't draw that much power, so I am quite sure even a smaller good quality power supply will be able to handle the load just fine. If you are still in doubt, you can always check your system power consumption using an online calculator just like this one: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
Also if you want a 600 watt nice budget PSU you should go with this one instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b ) Power supply
March 31, 2014 3:38:19 AM

I have the GS600 with
1 200mm case fan
5 120mm case fan
1 140mm case fan
2 120mm CPU fans.
Fans do not use a lot of power. Most run 1-3 watts .
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March 31, 2014 3:39:29 AM

Ehm... 600 watts would power about 200 fans.
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March 31, 2014 4:03:51 AM

Well i intend to upgrade in the future might go for an i7 so will 600w be enough! i might also overclock it
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March 31, 2014 4:08:14 AM

AnEwG said:
As far as I know fans don't draw that much power, so I am quite sure even a smaller good quality power supply will be able to handle the load just fine. If you are still in doubt, you can always check your system power consumption using an online calculator just like this one: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
Also if you want a 600 watt nice budget PSU you should go with this one instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for the info and nice alternate but the thing is where I'm from EVGA psus are not available here ! i can get either Thermaltake,Corsair or Cooler master !
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March 31, 2014 4:09:39 AM

chaos_unleashed said:
Well i intend to upgrade in the future might go for an i7 so will 600w be enough! i might also overclock it


An i7 doesn't really take any more power than the CPU you have now, so yes it'll easily be enough.
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March 31, 2014 4:13:39 AM

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chaos_unleashed said:
Well i intend to upgrade in the future might go for an i7 so will 600w be enough! i might also overclock it


An i7 doesn't really take any more power than the CPU you have now, so yes it'll easily be enough.

So should i go for the 600w or 700w? personally i want to go for the GS 600 coz i want to save me some cash if it does the job right ! plus i've read some reviews from people saying that some thing gets wrong with the GS 600 fan it makes noises!
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a b ) Power supply
March 31, 2014 4:17:55 AM

chaos_unleashed said:
Rationale said:
chaos_unleashed said:
Well i intend to upgrade in the future might go for an i7 so will 600w be enough! i might also overclock it


An i7 doesn't really take any more power than the CPU you have now, so yes it'll easily be enough.

So should i go for the 600w or 700w? personally i want to go for the GS 600 coz i want to save me some cash if it does the job right ! plus i've read some reviews from people saying that some thing gets wrong with the GS 600 fan it makes noises!


I just ran your PC through a PSU calculator, and it's saying you're consuming less than 400w. Also, an i7 actually takes less power than the CPU you have now. You'd be perfectly fine with a 500w PSU if you need to save money.
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March 31, 2014 4:42:10 AM

Well Thanks Bro ! I'll probably go for the GS 600 !
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