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wonton1017 November 30, 2010 12:01 AM

Should I upgrade my PSU now?
Hey guys, I'm currently using the following:

Antec Truepower New 650w
i7 860 @ 4.0ghz @ 1.325v
Gigabyte P55-UD4P
4x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3-1600 @ CL7-8-7-24
XFX HD5850 @ 960/1300
HAF922 w/ 3x 200mm RED LED + 4x 120mm RED LED fans + 2x cathode lightings
1x 120GB Vertex 2 SSD
2x 640GB Caviar Black RAID 0
1x Blu-ray drive
1x DVD/CD RW Drive
2x 24" Samsung LCDs
And the other stuff like mouse/kb/printer etc...

Should i upgrade to an Antec Quattro 850w? (Lets say i would have to pay about $15-$20 to upgrade.)
or OCZ Modxstream 700w? (I already have this from my other PC, but i can't decide which one to put into this one.)

According to the Antec PSU calculator, im using about 620w.

Apparently the current one i have can handle 900w lol...?

Thanks guys.

FlyingFish November 30, 2010 12:09 AM

If it's a cheap upgrade then you might as well. If you ever plan on adding another graphics card you'll definitely need to upgrade.

_dangtx_ November 30, 2010 12:12 AM

200 watts for mobo cpu...

lets say 175 for the gpu

add another 25 for the drives.....

you are ok, i reckon.

get a kill a watt. plug it in to the cord that goes to the psu. multiply by 75 and divide by 100.

wonton1017 November 30, 2010 12:21 AM

I might be upgrading to GTX460 SLI sometime soon <- Forgot to mention this
And also i have an OCZ 700w MODXSTREAM lying around but i shoved it into my secondary PC since i read bad things about this <- Also forgot to mention this

** and where can i find that kill a watt thingy for cheap? **

_dangtx_ November 30, 2010 01:00 AM


itll do with a second one as well, although it will be close to maxed out. not sure exactly how much your overclocks are bumping up power consumption.

Newegg.ca - P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor

your best new frend. guess how many 460's im running with this puppy? sure it gets louder vs integrated video but hey

arfax November 30, 2010 03:17 PM

You can get one of those meters locally at Canadian tire if you don't want to pay for shipping.
Search Blue planet electronic energy meter on ctire site since I can't post links yet.

fairy_princess December 5, 2010 07:57 AM

If memory serves me right, I think the OCZ modxtream only comes with 1 6pins PCIE and 1 8pins PCIE. A single GTX460 requires 2 6pins PCIE connectors.

OCZ 500W-700W ModXStream Pro Power Supply OCZ Technology

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