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Windows 7: PSUs single 12v Rail or more?

24 Oct 2010   #31
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

In my system I run a 52A 650W Corsair.

It powers:
Q9650 @ 3.6 (400FSB)
4 Dimms of 1066 RAm (8GB @ 4x2GB)
HD 4890 Vapor X (also OCd - 870/1050)
Xtreme Gamer Sound Card
LG BluRay Drive
Intell SSD, OCZ SSD, WD 640GB HD, WD Black 1TB HD
(3) 120mm Fans, (1) 120mm LED fan, (1) 250mm fan
Plus extra USB devices such as Xbox controller etc

It has more than enough power and plenty to spare.



With 9 spinning HD's, I would think the largest drain on the system would be the spinup at startup.


IMHO, the 60A 750W would be more than enough power for that setup.


But I do agree, 1000+ W PSUs are just way overkill unless your doing higher end Tri-SLI or something along that line.

Also, don't skimp on the PSUs. And that doesnt mean get the biggest most expensive one either. Simply, a very good quality built one.

The PSU is probably the 1 single most important piece of Hardware in the system that often gets overlooked.


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24 Oct 2010   #32
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Well, I went with an Antec True Power Trio 650watt unit.
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24 Oct 2010   #33
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Antec makes good power supplies, shouldn't have an issue there.
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25 Oct 2010   #34
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quick update .. my GTS 450 OC arrived today and runs perfectly fine on my Antec EA-430D. It runs much quieter and cooler so far. I have not installed the 2nd HDD yet, but I am seriously looking into a 550w or 600w quality PSU when I upgrade my CPU to a AM3 Phenom II X4 something.
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25 Oct 2010   #35
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Good for you and just make sure it's fully modular to keep the routing clean and to a minimum. I still see a larger PSU in your future. But it's all good !
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28 Jul 2014   #36
Agiel

Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

go over 550W most of the PSU's dont have real wattage, so my advise use anything above 550W, Rosewill, Seasonic, Antec, Cooler Master, i got a Thermalthake TR2 600W two 12v riels 24/32amp ... never get hot, and i have a heavier setup than you ...
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28 Jul 2014   #37
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
Quick update .. my GTS 450 OC arrived today and runs perfectly fine on my Antec EA-430D. It runs much quieter and cooler so far. I have not installed the 2nd HDD yet, but I am seriously looking into a 550w or 600w quality PSU when I upgrade my CPU to a AM3 Phenom II X4 something.
It should be more than adequate. I am running an OC 4770k, OC 660TI, 3 HDD, two SSD, a half dozen fans, and that PSU would probably be enough for me right now.

Would recommend Seasonic and Rosewill Capstan (or other super flower based) PSU.

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