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Old 04-12-2008, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya,

I'm considering this PSU
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S610EPS EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Power Supplies

The relevant parts of my rig will be:
- SLI 2x 9600GT 512MB
- 2 GB DDR2 800 @1.8v
- 1 250GB HDD
- Artic Cooler

My question is, Am I overkilling here? Or do I actually need that PSU?
If not, can you guys link a less powerful PSU that'll do the job just as good (or better)?

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thats not really overkill, but it is a very nice psu.

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 - Power Supplies

that one is 110 after rebates, and would work fine.

but the pc power and cooling one is great.
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thats not really overkill, but it is a very nice psu.

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 - Power Supplies

that one is 110 after rebates, and would work fine.

but the pc power and cooling one is great.
Oki thanks peter,

Well in that case I rather keep the PC Power one since the rebate is applied instantly, and won't have to deal with an annoying MIR

Now you said "that's not overkill" did you mean that that PSU is more than enough or do I actually need something more powerful?!
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no the pc power and cooling 610 is more then enough but it's not overkill. A 520hx would be good to.
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aww the PC Power and Cooling 610 is now more expensive again (compared to Corsair 520hx)

but thats with the rebate
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if you really want modular then get the 520hx but otherwise go with that one, its a great psu
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you could go with a vx if you don't want to deal with modular, but i don't see why anybody wouldn't want a modular psu.
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you could go with a vx if you don't want to deal with modular, but i don't see why anybody wouldn't want a modular psu.
yeah i love modular psu's
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they're so convenient and just really nice to have... cause you get what you want and power what you want and don't have the clutter of extra crap hanging out in your case.
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you could go with a vx if you don't want to deal with modular, but i don't see why anybody wouldn't want a modular psu.
I don't get it, what's the big deal about modular?

Does that involve some special work or something?
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