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« on: August 12, 2009, 07:51:36 PM »
For my birthday, I got a liquid cooking system for my desktop (YAY!  Computer is running MUCH cooler than it was before) and I was thinking about getting a new power supply for when I decide to utilize the other 3 sata ports on my motherboard.  So, I'm hoping someone here knows enough about the company and specs of this power supply (currently on newegg for ~$150) to tell me if it would be worth the investment or not
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 04:36:10 AM »
Buy a Seasonic psu. They are built to last. I read a full report of a tech journalist going to their factory, amazing attention to detail, quality and testing.  http://www.bit-tech.net/bits/events/2009/0...-factory-tour/1

Otherwise you get what you pay for.  I haven't had any problems with Antec, Enermax or Hiper PSU's before.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 06:40:05 AM »
As far as the power supply goes, i had a Coolmaster one for almost 5 years, and it hasnt had any problems yet. Just wondering, why do you need 2 6 pins and 2 8 pins? Are you Sli-ing something?  I really think thats over kill, again, unless ur Sli-ing some cards togeather, for I use 750 watt for my 9800gtx. I would go for 750 watt and 1 6 pin spot. Thou, does the liquad cooling run off the power supply?

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 12:36:43 PM »
Sometimes you just have to be prepared for anything you might decide to do in the future :P
 
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009, 04:50:17 AM »
I think you probably need something around the 500/600 Watt mark, unless you are planning on buying lots of GFX cards in the future.

A PSU with max power output of 600W should do you fine for 6 hard drives, a GFX card and still give some room for upgrades in the future
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009, 03:38:29 PM »
hehe, I tend to go overboard a bit sometimes.  Thanks mez.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 05:02:54 PM »
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hehe, I tend to go overboard a bit sometimes.  Thanks mez.
Doesn't hurt to be prepared for the future. "Overboard" is just a way of saying "tomorrow is coming" or some philosophical crap like that.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009, 04:35:50 AM »
More like "Why should I get a 1000 TB HDD, when I'm only going to use 512 GB"

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 01:09:13 PM »
Hmm, I'm running 7HDDs, a CD drive, 7 fans on a 450W generic from 2000 lol

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 01:49:05 PM »
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