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Old 07-10-2007, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
Watts: 520
Output: +3.3@24A,+5V@24A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A,- 12V@0.8A,+5VSB@3A

I've heard that the Corsair 520hx is a good reliable power supply, but is it enough to power a 8800gtx with RAID0 and most likely a overclocked quadcore and ram.
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Default Re: Corsair 520HX good enough for 8800gtx?

should be enough
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should be fine but if you are unsure you can always go with a 600 or 620 if you plan to get more than 2 HDD's, and overclock you components
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Default Re: Corsair 520HX good enough for 8800gtx?

yes it is more then enough
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go with the 620 its only 30 to 40 more plus if you wanna put more stuff in your system you wont have to worry if you have enough power
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Default Re: Corsair 520HX good enough for 8800gtx?

That's probably enough for two 8800GTX in SLI and Quad-Core. Though it would be more safe to stick with the CMPSU-620HX model if you want to add more HD in RAID and overclock, plus the dual 8800GTX.

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its enough for 2 ultras (8800's) and quad-core, should be enough
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is it really? i thought 500 was a mere nothing in PSU terms, u have makers coming out with 1000w PSU's and the OCZ 700w PSU, 500 seems like just a moderate system like mine without any quad cores or even SLI
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is it really? i thought 500 was a mere nothing in PSU terms, u have makers coming out with 1000w PSU's and the OCZ 700w PSU, 500 seems like just a moderate system like mine without any quad cores or even SLI
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Yes it really depends more on the amps.
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