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2600K, 580 GTX and a HAF case

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July 18, 2011 8:10:23 PM

So....

I am currently looking at a modular PSU to use in either a HAF 932 or a HAF X. It must be able to run a 2600k, a single 580 GTX and then the multiple case fans that the HAF contains. Would a 700w PSU do if it works at 86%? I am currently looking at a OCZ ModXstream Pro 700W but I'm not entirely sure that it will run the system. I don't really need any head room since I can't see anything needing upgrading for at least 2-3 years.

If it wouldn't power the system then what about a XFX black 750w or maybe a Be Quiet 680w? I know that everyone keeps on about Seasonic but they aren't easy to get in the U.K and they are OBSCENELY expensive compared to other PSUs.

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a c 76 ) Power supply
July 18, 2011 10:00:14 PM

The ones you have listed are fine. It's great that you chose 'Modular'. Also take a look at Corsair HX-750, HX-850 depending on prices and promotions.
a c 76 ) Power supply
July 18, 2011 10:03:03 PM

The ones you have listed are fine. It's great that you chose 'Modular'. Also take a look at Corsair HX-750, HX-850 depending on prices and promotions.

I currently have the HAF 932, the HX-850, and am very satisfied with them. My next case will be either the HAF 932 Advanced, or the HAF X depending on prices. Next PSU will be the Corsair HX-1050.
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July 19, 2011 6:59:04 AM

Ubrales said:
The ones you have listed are fine. It's great that you chose 'Modular'. Also take a look at Corsair HX-750, HX-850 depending on prices and promotions.


Any idea how the rails are taken into account? I remember reading someone talking about the 580 GTX needing 30 amp rails or something but not many PSUs have them.
July 19, 2011 1:11:37 PM

If your sticking to a single card, a 750watt will be fine. Im using the HAF 932 case myself and its and excellent case bar one thing, Dust!! It does not have dust filters that come with it and really dont know if they can be bought so keep a can of Air near by.

Here's a review site for your PSU, check it up

http://hi-techreviews.com/index.php/review-links-mainme...
a c 76 ) Power supply
July 19, 2011 2:07:07 PM

mekunekud said:
Any idea how the rails are taken into account? I remember reading someone talking about the 580 GTX needing 30 amp rails or something but not many PSUs have them.

These will provide more information:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/278567-28-ranked-list...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279391-28-power-requi...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/294069-28-collection-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/306437-28-single-rail...

The ones I linked (Corsair) will handle the GTX-580 without any issues.

Regarding dust control - dust tends to congregate at the floor level in rooms (I know some of it is airborne). My HAF 932 is on a small TV stand 20" off the carpet. Once in 2 or 3 months, I use a spray can of compressed air. I do not recommend installing filters as they will throttle the incoming air flow, and defeat the purpose of the HAF (High Air Flow), and screens are ineffective.

One thing you will need with the HAF 932 is a 12" 8-pins extension cable. This is available at CM Store. http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/product_info.php?cP... - With this extension cable, you can conveniently hide the CPU power cable (8-pins cable) behind the motherboard mounting panel, and thus improve cable management and thereby increase air flow.
July 19, 2011 2:20:33 PM

Ubrales said:
These will provide more information:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/278567-28-ranked-list...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279391-28-power-requi...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/294069-28-collection-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/306437-28-single-rail...

The ones I linked (Corsair) will handle the GTX-580 without any issues.

Regarding dust control - dust tends to congregate at the floor level in rooms (I know some of it is airborne). My HAF 932 is on a small TV stand 20" off the carpet. Once in 2 or 3 months, I use a spray can of compressed air. I do not recommend installing filters as they will throttle the incoming air flow, and defeat the purpose of the HAF (High Air Flow), and screens are ineffective.

One thing you will need with the HAF 932 is a 12" 8-pins extension cable. This is available at CM Store. http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/product_info.php?cP... - With this extension cable, you can conveniently hide the CPU power cable (8-pins cable) behind the motherboard mounting panel, and thus improve cable management and thereby increase air flow.



Brilliant. Thanks for your help.
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