My New A10 Rig
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October 16, 2012, 06:54 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
My System Specs
Well I took the Thermaltake back and got a full refund. Thanks Mike. He didn't ask for an explanation other than I changed my mind and didn't want it anymore. I then went back on line and found that the
Antec HCG-620M 620W
was in stock at Memory Express (one in stock) and I was able to get the price match to NCIX so ended up paying $68.74 for it. I opted for the extra two years Memory Express warranty for using $10 of the $30 I had saved off of the full price. Plus $5 S/H still came in at $88 well under the $110 + tax I had paid for the Thermaltake.
Antec High Current Gamer 620W Modular Power Supply at Memory Express
Mind you it is 130 less watts but from the above reviews I guess the Thermaltake was not truly a 750w unit anyway. According to the ASUS PSU calculator (
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator
)I should be fine with a 500 watt system IF I were to add the recommended HD 6670 video card. I could even crossfire two of those and still sneak by with a minimum requirement of 600 watts.
And over at eXtreme Power Supply Calculator I get even less watts required with a recommended minimum of 343w. Just for fun I calculated two HD 6670 crossfired and it came in at 378 watt.
eXtreme Outer Vision - eXtreme tools for computer enthusiasts
. So 620w will be plenty.
And its an Antec which is the one that the IT guy at the office said is "the best". He did say to look for multiple 12v rails - this unit only comes with one rail - and no I'm not taking this one back.
Here ends the Sad Saga of FKD's PSU. It's been ordered and now I just have to await delivery.
My System Specs
ASUS F2 A85M Pro
AMD A10 5800K 4.2Ghz most of the time
32 GB Kingston HyperX Red @ 1600 Mhz
Gigabyte HD 7970 OC
128 GB Kingstons Hyper X SSD (Win8 OS) 180 GB Intell 330 SSD (Win7 0S) 2T Seagate SATA III Drive 3T Seagate SATA III Drive 750 Seagate e-SATA FreeAgent portable drive 250 Seagate Passport USB portable drive
Antec 620 HCG-M
Fractal Design R4 Titanium Window
ASUS on board RealtekŪ ALC892 - usually my Razer SWTOR Headphones
LG BlueRay Lightscribe DVD Burner
Three LG Monitors: Main Screen a W2442- 24" LCD, & 2 x LG E2040T LED 20`screens.
Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 Pro ~ Windows 7 Home Premium, both 64 BIT
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