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Old 02-15-2007, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now I have a Fortron AX400-PN, and basically, the future upgrade to my build-in-progress would involve a total of at least four hard drives of the type in my sig (WD 250s) in a RAID 0 array (with regular back-ups to somewhere else, of course).

With the release of the $300 8800GTS 320MB, I'll probably get that, too, instead of EVGA's overclocked $266 7950GT that I originally had my eyes on (~$40 isn't much of a difference).

So now I'm just wondering if the Fortron I have now will be able to supply the needed power, or if something else might be in order?

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Old 02-15-2007, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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400w on a FPS should be enough..but if your having second thoughts then a 450w will support it and give you a little room to upgrade as 400 would be the very least.

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Old 02-15-2007, 11:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just got a Hiper 580W Type-R
it isn't the cheapest, but it's a really nice PSU, which is really stable, and has a really good modular cable design. It'll more than handle lots of hard drives, as well as the 8800 GTS.

It's also really shiny.
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Fortron's 450W PSU has just two more Amps on one of the 12V rails, so I think for now I'll stay with the 400W if it is enough. I can always sell it later and get a different one (eventually I'd like maybe eight hard drives in total).

Thanks for the help.
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