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Do I need a HX-620 or will the HX-520 suffice?

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July 27, 2008 3:45:08 PM

I'm looking at putting together a new system with an E8400 and a 4850 Gfx card. I would like the option of later adding a 2nd 4850 card. I run 2 hdds and 1 optical drive, and 2 PCI devices. Will the 520W HX-520 be enough or should I get the HX-620?

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July 27, 2008 3:51:36 PM

Between those 2, I'd say the 620 or higher. I'd go with 750W if you ever decide to upgrade to a quad.
July 27, 2008 4:40:11 PM

The Corsair 750W is pretty cheap all things considered. On Newegg it's the same price as the HX520 and it's cheaper than the HX620.
-mcg
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July 27, 2008 4:44:30 PM

620 but yeah get a 650 + one so you'll have the option of changing components out in the future also it should have a longer life span
July 27, 2008 4:48:11 PM

the 520W HX-520 is enough for 2 4850. i would suggest the HX-620 if u plan to upgrade again soon.
July 27, 2008 5:38:32 PM

yeah go with 620
July 27, 2008 5:49:28 PM

MrCommunistGen said:
The Corsair 750W is pretty cheap all things considered. On Newegg it's the same price as the HX520 and it's cheaper than the HX620.
-mcg

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W

$119 - $20 rebate... free shipping = $99 bucks. Dang... :o  . o O (60a on the 12v = 720w)
July 27, 2008 5:49:35 PM

thanks for all your suggestions
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