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Old October 20, 2007, 11:12 PM
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Which REV is that PSU reviewed?
I'm looking for one with 6+2pin PCI-E connectors and featuring the Rubycon primary capicitor

Btw, is there REV located anyway on the box?
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Old October 21, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Unfortunately, there is really no way of knowing.

As for the primary cap, this is something that happens on many power supplies from almost every manufacturer. OEMs usually use whatever internal components are available which are closest to their clients' specifications depending on stock levels. So, in this case Seasonic can change between Hitachi, Nippon Chemicon and Rubycon...and maybe some others as stock of the caps increases and decreases. IMO, there will be next to no difference.
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Old February 23, 2009, 10:21 AM
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Anyone know if this PSU can handle a GTX 295 plus a 9800 GT (for PhysX)?
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Old February 23, 2009, 10:22 AM
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I would say you want something around 800W for that.
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Old February 23, 2009, 10:29 AM
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It should be able to handle just a single GTX 295 though, right? I'll be getting in a GTX 295, and I have an extra 9800 GT laying around that I wouldn't mind putting it to some use. But I guess adding in the extra GT with this PSU would be pushing it.

Really don't want to upgrade this PSU unless I have to.
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Old February 23, 2009, 10:36 AM
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What are the rest of your components?
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Old February 23, 2009, 10:43 AM
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X3350 @ 3.2Ghz, Thermalright Ultra Extreme w/ Antec 120mm Tri-Cool, Corsair Dominator 2 x 2GB PC8500 1066, Asus Rampage Formula X48, 1 x Velociraptor 300GB, 1 x WD 1TB Black, 1 x LG SATA DVDRW, Creative X-Fi Extreme Music, Antec 900 w/ 3 x 120mm Tri-Cool Fans + 200mm top fan. Thats about it.
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Old February 23, 2009, 10:47 AM
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Upgrade the PSU.
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Old February 23, 2009, 10:51 AM
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That's what I figured I'd have to do. Just wished Corsair had a modular 800W PSU.

After doing some google searches though, it looks like there are some people running their single GTX 295 with this 620HX PSU. Which is surprising, considering:

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A single GTX295 needs 31AMP's (JUST FOR THE CARD ITSELF) plus a needed 10% IN RESERVE. Ideally, you want a PSU with a single 12v rail to maintain the cards needs under load. Most people have PSU's that have 3/4/5 12v rails that are only 15-20a each, and that is NOT RECOMMENDED for this card.

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Old September 14, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Just to update.

I posted the same question on the Corsair Forums. Ram Guy replied saying that the GTX 295 + 9800GT along with the rest of my components would work fine with the HX620 PSU. So I ended up running those two cards for about 6 months without any problems at all, before upgrading to an i7 setup with a HX850.

A testament to how solid and potent this PSU truly is.

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