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Old November 29, 2010, 11:01 PM
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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.
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Old November 29, 2010, 11:09 PM
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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.
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Old November 29, 2010, 11:12 PM
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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.
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Old November 29, 2010, 11:21 PM
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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? **
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http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/up...1/P1150987.jpg


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
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Old November 30, 2010, 02:17 PM
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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.
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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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