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Windows 7: Help with Power Supply

15 Aug 2010   #11

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

not flaMING you but do you really need 6 tb? of storage,

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15 Aug 2010   #12


In the interim - have you made sure you've distributed the devices over the rails evenly?

It has four 12v rails, but each only has a rating of 18amps. Overloading a particular rail will give you issues.

An 850W isn't necessary for the devices you have listed, but I'd still opt for one in case you wish to upgrade your GPU / start overclocking etc down the track.

Wattage isn't the most important number to consider however. A good quality PSU with a high AMPS is what you should be looking for.

That TX 850W you linked to fit's the bill perfectly. The only downside is that it's not modular.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freaky88 View Post
not flaMING you but do you really need 6 tb? of storage,
Some people do - Full HD rips take up a lot of space
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15 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
6TB of Hard drives and only 3 gigs of memory is odd!
You will need at least 850 watts of powere.
Are you serious?

I checked the specs on the WD 1GB Caviar Black drive. 8.4W each during read/write operations. that's 50.4W for six, at maximum.

I think that the Xigmatech unit would have plenty of margin even if the CPU is seriously overclocked, as long as "damdam" doesn't upgrade to a 300W graphics card (GTX480, Radeon HD3970).

I see that he (/she/it) is going with 6GB of RAM, which is more like it.
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16 Aug 2010   #14

win 7

ok this is what i got on the 650w XigmaTek NRP-MC651
and i did a stress test for 3H (Prime95) all good no error or power failure

HAF 932 2x120mm fan 1x80mm fan
cpu i7 920 OC:3.4
win 7 64bit
Ram: 6gigs
HD 5830
TV Tuner Card
2 x DVD player
2x1TB Hitachi
2x1TB WD Caviar Green in RAID 0
2x1TB WD Caviar Green in RAID 0

and this is the Power Supply i will be Purchasing this week Corsair HX Series 850 Watt they have it for 185$ i will get it for 144$ and this one is modular and the other one was not thx smarteyeball if u guys see any other good Power supply or better than the xs850 my local stores are Micro Center and Fry's no more then 180$ haha. i will need something around 850w because i will do some more upgrade in the future.
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