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8800 GTX + Hiper Type R 580W PSU?

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June 13, 2007 10:29:00 PM

Will the Hiper Type R modular 580w psu power the 8800 GTX OK?
I dont want to upgrade power supply right now - will do it in about half a year when I upgrade mobo, CPU and add another 8800 in SLI.

My rig currently:
Athlon X2 4400+
2 GB Ram
ATI X1800XT
2 x 250 GB HDDs

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NevyNev
June 13, 2007 11:07:33 PM

i would have assumed that it would be okay.
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June 14, 2007 9:29:31 AM

"Cutting it close" - would that be dangerous for the hardware in my system or just cause software crashing?

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NevyNev
June 14, 2007 10:36:36 AM

eh if anything 98% of the times it would just cause ur system to reboot if you played any intensive game that required more power than your psu can supply.

1% of the time the PSU could die

and a further 1% your psu could die and take a part or parts of your system with it
June 14, 2007 10:56:52 AM

I have the same PSU and considered getting the same card, but before I do I'm definitely getting another PSU. I'm shooting for the PC Power and Cooling 750watt Silencer copper ^.^

For me it's too close for comfort. I'd recommend an upgrade :-/
June 14, 2007 11:04:03 AM

Its fine a run a 8800gtx overclocked c2d at 3600mhz, 3 hardrives, 2 optical drives and a watercooling kit and I have had no issues whatsoever
June 14, 2007 11:22:29 AM

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Its fine a run a 8800gtx overclocked c2d at 3600mhz, 3 hardrives, 2 optical drives and a watercooling kit and I have had no issues whatsoever


there ya go then, someone who has one and runs it well :) 

go for it
June 15, 2007 3:32:00 AM

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Its fine a run a 8800gtx overclocked c2d at 3600mhz, 3 hardrives, 2 optical drives and a watercooling kit and I have had no issues whatsoever



...yet lol :twisted:
June 15, 2007 11:54:11 PM

the hiper power supply's are great quality.
i have the 530w type-r and runs my 1950xt no probs which is very power hungry..also the ampage is 20+17
June 16, 2007 7:23:54 AM

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the hiper power supply's are great quality.
i have the 530w type-r and runs my 1950xt no probs which is very power hungry..also the ampage is 20+17

20+17=37amps, is that what your saying?
no it doesn't it's 30amps
June 16, 2007 8:57:16 AM

It's supposedly made by Seasonic, but I've read that they can fail after 6 months or so, but since mine started up reasonably well, I hope it lasts. I understand it's a heat issue. I'm not taxing the system now and I have a heatpipe for the CPU and a 120mm exhaust fan, and can add an intake fan in the front.

It has 42 amps combined on the 3 rails, and that's enough above an 8800GTX, but I'm still thinking of the 8800GTS 640 just to play it safe. I'll be getting the new card on October 15. Ideally, I want the PSU to not be overtaxed, but I want the best I can afford in time for the holiday DX10 titles.

Right now, my 3DMark06 score is 2238 with the 7600GS. I hope to see better in the fall. I also upgraded the CPU from the original 3800+ Windsor to a 4600+. I can always use the 3800+ in another computer. It seemed like 2.4 gigahertz was the true entry level for games on an Athlon X2.
June 16, 2007 9:53:12 AM

I have to give you the 5 star every time. You certainly know your sh!t. Vive La Proper Power Supply :!:
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