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May 15, 2009 6:53:12 AM

Hey guys ive recently bought new parts for my rig and well the last thing i bought was an OCZ power supply 700Watts MODXSTREAM PRO and well next week when i get paid im planning on buying [BFG] GTX 260 OC MAXCORE 896MB GDDR3 or an ATI card 4850 1gb or a good ATI Card.. Well i was wondering if my 700Watts PSU would be able to handle the 260 or any other type of card similar to that. The Specs say that the 260 needs a 525 Power Supply with 38A on the +12V Rail but my OCZ only has 25A on +12V1 and 25A on +12V2 both +12V combined =552W i mean is that enough if i want to maybe put another 260 later down the road ??? Another question if i overclock my i7 920 to something stable 3.0+ghz how long will it last and will the power supply handle the overclock with the card? If not so i can return it and pay the difference for atleast 750 - 850 Watts hope you understood please thank you for help :D 

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May 15, 2009 7:27:34 AM

-713king- said:
Hey guys ive recently bought new parts for my rig and well the last thing i bought was an OCZ power supply 700Watts MODXSTREAM PRO and well next week when i get paid im planning on buying [BFG] GTX 260 OC MAXCORE 896MB GDDR3 or an ATI card 4850 1gb or a good ATI Card.. Well i was wondering if my 700Watts PSU would be able to handle the 260 or any other type of card similar to that. The Specs say that the 260 needs a 525 Power Supply with 38A on the +12V Rail but my OCZ only has 25A on +12V1 and 25A on +12V2 both +12V combined =552W i mean is that enough if i want to maybe put another 260 later down the road ??? Another question if i overclock my i7 920 to something stable 3.0+ghz how long will it last and will the power supply handle the overclock with the card? If not so i can return it and pay the difference for atleast 750 - 850 Watts hope you understood please thank you for help :D 

Well like Hundred said, that 700W is suffice to run GTX260 SLI...But I doubt it would have the required power connectors...You might have to buy power adaptors to power the card...But if you can return it and get another PSU, then certainly do that and get the Corsair 750TX- The best option...
And if you getting the GTX260, then get the Core 216 and not Core 192 version...As for ATI, the 4870 is the competitor for GTX 260 and not 4850

And as for the OC question, if you overclock the i7 to 3.0GHz say upto 3.4/3.6GHz on very good aftermarket air cooling, it would last you till you get your next computer ;) 
Well I mean that it would easy last for about easy 3+ years... :p 
The CPUs now have very good packaging and are very stable but you should get a very good air cooler if you want a stable overclock...
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May 15, 2009 7:59:20 AM

Thanks for the quick replies guys very helpful :D  the one i got is this one i believe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i dont know if it can handle the card or not, i went to my local Computer shop "MicroCenter" and the guy recommended me this one and said it wouldn't be no problem. But now that i think of it i rather spend a little extra so my rig can be expandable as adding other stuff. And i was thinking of getting the 750CorsairTX :-< but yea the guy said the 700 watts is good enough for whatever i was going to do. As for cards are those good picks and yea i was going to get the Core 216 on the GTX 260 :) . Do you guys recommend any other cards other than the ATI 4870 or GTX260.
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May 15, 2009 8:12:37 AM

-713king- said:
Thanks for the quick replies guys very helpful :D  the one i got is this one i believe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i dont know if it can handle the card or not, i went to my local Computer shop "MicroCenter" and the guy recommended me this one and said it wouldn't be no problem. But now that i think of it i rather spend a little extra so my rig can be expandable as adding other stuff. And i was thinking of getting the 750TXCorsair :-< but yea the guy said the 700 watts is good enough for whatever i was going to do. As for cards are those good picks and yea i was going to get the Core 216 on the GTX 260 :) . Do you guys recommend any other cards other than the ATI 4870 or GTX260.

Well yes that guy was correct that the 700W can handle that setup even with SLI...but that PSU just has 1 6+2pin and 1 6pin pcie connectors...Where as a single GTX260 would require 2x 6pin connector...So you would have to use pcie power adaptors to connect the 2nd GTX260 when you SLI...Whereas the 750TX has all the connectors required for connecting 2 cards...

Well before we suggest other graphics options, give us more info on the config and you budget for the graphics...
May 15, 2009 8:30:03 AM

Case: Antec 902
CPU: Core i7 920
Motherboard: Asus P6T
HDD: 1TB
Memory: 6GB DDR3-1600 OCZ GoldXTC
COoler: Xigmatek Dark Knight

Well budget 200 dollars for graphics card or couple of extra more.. I will then go back to microcenter and exchange this PSU.. that guy should of known better since he works in that department :|

May 15, 2009 8:32:23 AM

Seems to be a lot of well-diggers in this thread...
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May 15, 2009 8:38:09 AM

-713king- said:
Case: Antec 902
CPU: Core i7 920
Motherboard: Asus P6T
HDD: 1TB
Memory: 6GB DDR3-1600 OCZ GoldXTC
COoler: Xigmatek Dark Knight

Well budget 200 dollars for graphics card or couple of extra more.. I will then go back to microcenter and exchange this PSU.. that guy should of known better since he works in that department :|

Well for about $229(After Mail-In-Rebate) you can get the HD 4890
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But the favourite choice would be 2 4770s in crossfire...It would cost about $200 and it would easily outperform the HD 4890/ GTX 275...
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May 15, 2009 8:38:40 AM

croc said:
Seems to be a lot of well-diggers in this thread...

Lolz :p  Please explain :pt1cable: 
May 15, 2009 8:51:59 AM

In AUS we drill bores... So do a find and replace of the word 'well' and replace it with 'bore'. Looks pretty silly...

Nevermind, just me being a bit of a grammar nazi this eve.
May 15, 2009 8:54:21 AM

i just seen the results of HD 4770 and it was really good! from what brand do you recommend buying this 4770.. thank you :D  Now if i run 4890 in Crossfire will it outperform the 4770? lol noob question srry
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May 15, 2009 9:01:07 AM

-713king- said:
i just seen the results of HD 4770 and it was really good! from what brand do you recommend buying this 4770.. thank you :D  Now if i run 4890 in Crossfire will it outperform the 4770? lol noob question srry

Well 2x 4770s in crossfire will beat a SINGLE HD4890...
The HD 4890 crossfire is no comparison to the 4770s crossfire and so is the price :p ...

Brands - XFX, Sapphire, HIS, Powercolor

If you are sticking with 2 4770s, then the OCZ PSU is more than suffice...Actually it would be an overkill as a good quality 600W PSU can handle 2 4770s in crossfire...
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May 15, 2009 9:03:00 AM

croc said:
In AUS we drill bores... So do a find and replace of the word 'well' and replace it with 'bore'. Looks pretty silly...

Nevermind, just me being a bit of a grammar nazi this eve.

:sarcastic:  Well I seriously dint get what you said or what you are willing to say...
May 15, 2009 9:23:14 AM

Thank you gkay :D  i will def buy two 4770 "XFX" since they have a Lifetime Warranty :D  and then overclock my i7 to 3.33ghz since its very stable. Do you guys recommend buying something else other than what i have?? I mean are my choices good? As for cooler is my Dark KNight good? do you think i should modify it and add another fan to it or add more fans to my Antec 902
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May 15, 2009 9:29:34 AM

^ Well its a nice choice...
And as for extra fans, first check out how it performs and then add/ change the fans...
And the Dark Knight is a very good CPU cooler and for that overclock, it is perfect...
And if you can list the parts that you have finalized...
May 16, 2009 9:38:31 AM

hey guys i got another question.. since i have an i7 processor and read that ATI graphics cards run better with i7 what other cards you recommend other than the 4890 that maybe i can crossfire them in future and run like WHOA! lol or i should just stick with buying two 4770s... i think im going to buy online since at my local store the cards cost 139.99 which is a joke i might as well just get the gtx 260 (core 216) at store for 30 more dollars...
May 18, 2009 1:10:51 PM

Do the online PSU calculators actualy work?? Are they accurate, because i put all the things i have for the calculations and two 4890s(for later down the road) all adds up to 789Watts and if i want to get 2x GTX 260(216 Cores) it goes 821watts ... so if i buy a 750watt psu will it still handle all these or go for 850watts PSU by Corsair that comes out to be 119.99 after mail in rebate.
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May 18, 2009 1:27:20 PM

^ No they would just give a rough estimate about the power requirements and are not reliable...
And a HD 4890 consumes more power than the GTX 260...So that numbers are absolutely wrong :p 
Well for you to get those numbers, what did you select for the other components... those are just blown up numbers...
May 18, 2009 3:23:03 PM

I chose System Type:Quad Core, Motherboard:Regular Desktop, CPU: Intel Core i7́920 Bloomfied, Memory: 3 DDR3 sticks, GTX 260̣̣̣̣̣(216) Sli, 1 DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive, 1 sata HDD, , 3 120mm LED Fans and 1 250mm LED all this was from http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power
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May 19, 2009 3:47:34 AM

Well am getting only about 638W for the above config +3 LED Fans + 3HDDs...
Well you should select capacitor aging to 25%...what did you select ???
May 19, 2009 4:49:42 AM

lol i must be doing something wrong =)) cause im getting 803 watts lol when puttin it to 25%, but other than that i took your advice and i went and returned the OCZ power supply and im going to get Corsair TX-750Watts is it this one ur talking about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ?? thanks
May 19, 2009 5:31:30 AM

gkay09 said:
Yes...that is the one am taliking about...

Well as for the PSU calc, try out in this one...
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp


That's the one that underlies most PSU sites. Is it accurate? If they keep their databases updated... But it's better than most.
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May 19, 2009 5:54:20 AM

Well croc am again asking you to explain that statement of yours "Seems to be a lot of well-diggers in this thread..." :??: 
Is it that I had suggested something wrong to the OP??? :heink: 
I would rather not suggest anything at all if am wrong...
May 19, 2009 5:57:31 AM

i think he said that because every time we started a sentence we said "WELL" thats what i think he means lol, and i know what i was doing wrong lol i was putting that i used "Quad Sockets" instead of Single Socket lol that made my Watts go higher and now the watts that i need is 619 but ill go ahead and get 750 for later updates :D  Thanks guys and i think im gettin the GTX 275 and sli later down the road to be as close as the 295 or just wait for XFX 4890 Black Edition 1Ghz what you think?
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May 19, 2009 5:59:25 AM

Lolz hahah :lol: 
I guess so...

And I must stop that habbit of starting a post with "Well" :|
May 19, 2009 6:10:35 AM

gkay09 said:
Lolz hahah :lol: 
I guess so...

And I must stop that habbit of starting a post with "Well" :|


Well, that would help your readability, but, well, can you really give up the 'well' habit? As I said prior, I was just having a bad grammer day.

At least you finally found a good PSU calc, and I didn't help!
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May 19, 2009 6:19:44 AM

Hmm...Actually I keep on improving my writing skills by posting in these forums...So it is benefiting me also...and if my suggestions are helpful to others, then its good...
EDIT: And croc now you can stop your sarcastic post "Well, that would help your readability, but, well, can you really give up the 'well' habit? " :p 
May 19, 2009 6:21:08 AM

since i have antec 902 case would it be better for modular cable or non modular since i can hide the cables on the back of motherboard
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May 19, 2009 6:23:44 AM

^ As you can hide the cables on the back of motherboard, you can save money going with the non-modular PSUs...
And you can beat the value of that Corsair 750TX...Any modular PSU with that quality would easily set you back by atleast $50+ or more...
May 19, 2009 6:39:00 AM

gkay09 said:
Hmm...Actually I keep on improving my writing skills by posting in these forums...So it is benefiting me also...and if my suggestions are helpful to others, then its good...
EDIT: And croc now you can stop your sarcastic post "Well, that would help your readability, but, well, can you really give up the 'well' habit? " :p 


"If subtlety doesn't work, try a bigger hammer" A quote from my father.

@713King - I've personally never worked with that case, so don't know just how much room there is between the case side and the MB tray. Also, most modular PSU's aren't totally modular, usually the 20 / 24 pin MB connector is fixed as well as the 4 / 8 pin MB connector. The 24 pin connector will need some 15mm clearance.

On my case, it was a VERY tight squeeze to get the case side back on over that cable.

Personally I prefer modular, cuts down on the clutter. Many people would prefer non-modular, looking for small gains in effeciency.
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May 19, 2009 6:51:51 AM

Just found a very good Modular PSU for about $140 with $30 Mail-In-Rebate..,
mushkin 550300 800W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $139.99
($109.99 after $30.00 Mail-In
Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin is a very well known high quality RAM manufacturers...
And that PSU has very good reviews and can easily power your setup and has 5 Years warranty...
So just check out its reviews and if you find it good, then get that PSU...
May 19, 2009 7:12:21 AM

gkay09 said:
Just found a very good Modular PSU for about $140 with $30 Mail-In-Rebate..,
mushkin 550300 800W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $139.99
($109.99 after $30.00 Mail-In
Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin is a very well known high quality RAM manufacturers...
And that PSU has very good reviews and can easily power your setup and has 5 Years warranty...
So just check out its reviews and if you find it good, then get that PSU...


Checked on Jonnyguru.com, the only Mushkin that they have reviewed did not come very well. Topower is a fairly good MFG, but it appears that in Mushkin's 550W unit they really didn't get it right.

Cases and PSU's will probably last for several builds, so I choose to make sure that I get good ones.
May 19, 2009 7:32:55 AM

thats a good power supply but right now since i returned the OCZ power supply i got about $135.49 in bank :-( that 30 dollar mail-in rebate sounds good though specialy since its modular. i found an Antec 750 watts for 119.99 but i dont think it has long cable to run on the back of motherboard of Antec 902.. heres a video by TJHARLOW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFVDOPvKAes&feature=rela... thats the ANtec 902 with cable management
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