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July 19, 2010 1:44:37 AM

Hi

Im about to upgrade to an core i7 860 and a gtx 465, i have one western digital 640gb black and one dvd burner and 2x 120mm fans(i don't run a lot of components)
my power supply is a Xion 500w with dual 12v rails (one at 17amps and the other at 18amps) im not going to overclock until i get the corsair 650w psu.(i can't get the new psu right now since its not in the store until september over here)

but i was just wondering if my current psu would be able to handle the upgrade until i get the corsair TX650 psu?

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July 19, 2010 1:59:29 AM

combatpro said:
Hi

Im about to upgrade to an core i7 860 and a gtx 465, i have one western digital 640gb black and one dvd burner and 2x 120mm fans(i don't run a lot of components)
my power supply is a Xion 500w with dual 12v rails (one at 17amps and the other at 18amps) im not going to overclock until i get the corsair 650w psu.(i can't get the new psu right now since its not in the store until september over here)

but i was just wondering if my current psu would be able to handle the upgrade until i get the corsair TX650 psu?


Not an expert opinion, but I would get a 1000w for future upgrades and just to be safe. Make sure its from a reliable brand though.
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July 19, 2010 2:09:17 AM

The 650TX will handle 465's in SLI in the future, the Xion should suffice for the meantime, it has a best case scenario of 35A, so likely 32A but that should still be alright for a GTX 465.
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July 19, 2010 2:18:42 AM

Xion 500w has max 360w on +12v. May fall over it you benchmark it, But normal use should be ok
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July 19, 2010 10:47:44 AM

hunter315 said:
The 650TX will handle 465's in SLI in the future, the Xion should suffice for the meantime, it has a best case scenario of 35A, so likely 32A but that should still be alright for a GTX 465.

okey, thanks for your help
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July 19, 2010 10:49:43 AM

narwen said:
Xion 500w has max 360w on +12v. May fall over it you benchmark it, But normal use should be ok

the i7 860 takes up a 95w judging by intels site and the gtx 465 takes up 200w judging by nvidias site, so its 295w and then the ram and motherboard takes a little, should be enough for now since i wont overclock until i get my 650tx, tnx
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July 19, 2010 10:50:35 AM

Best answer selected by combatpro.
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July 19, 2010 11:21:03 AM

thanks for your support everyone
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