My new Corsair HX850 won't fit into my new sff case, so I am returning it and already ordered a smaller 650w version. My concern now is whether or not this power supply will power my pair of GTX 460's. They are factory overclocked, the SC version from evga, but I won't have any other pci components and I don't plan on overclocking my i7 920. If I do overclock the cpu it won't be very much.
I have heard that I need at least 750, but the corsair is too large at that wattage to fit into my case. I have also heard I will be fine with 650 since it is an efficient and well made psu.
What do you all think? Should I refuse delivery and get a different psu or should I be okay with this one?
I'm sure you'll be fine with the Corsair 650W PSU.
There are quite a few 650W PSUs on the GTX 460 SLI Certified PSU list @ SLIzone
The Corsair isn't on that list - but it should be. It's a great PSU and you'll be in good shape.
Thanks for the good news!
The video cards are external exhaust and I am using the Corsair h50 for the cpu, but I am going against corsairs recommendation and using it to exhaust hot air as I have an intake right by the cpu area already.
I am using a langear Da Box 100 which has great airflow from what I have read.