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    heavy power supply which one?

    1000W seems OTT, but what do people recommend from the new PSUs?

    Must haves: Modular, good 12V rails, able to cope with Quad core, SLi (2 cards only).

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    Seasonic M12 750w if you are running quad core and 8800 GTX SLi, otherwise, get a single GTX and run the 600w version.

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    corsair hx620 can run two gtx's without a hitch. even though its not certified for sli use on the gtx's it can. you could get a OCZ Gamexstream at ebuyer for cheap. the 700W one is £74 and it gives efficiencies of over 83% at all loads. its certainly powerful enough to run quad core and sli.

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    How about the 850w Enermax Galaxy.. though thats only a semi-modular psu
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    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    corsair hx620 can run two gtx's without a hitch. even though its not certified for sli use on the gtx's it can.
    Has it got 4x PCIE leads? Or do you mean with adapters?

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    my 620hx corsair comes with two dedicated 4 pin pci-e connectors. I would wait until the r600 is out (flagship), it probably will be better than the 8800gtx but you will also need a more powerful psu, in the region of 750+ (so I am told)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Has it got 4x PCIE leads? Or do you mean with adapters?
    only 2, yea you'd need adapters for it though. and sorry about recommending the ocz gamexstream i forgot you wanted a modular one.
    No. 72 the 6 pin ones are the pci-e ones. i think you got confused with numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    only 2, yea you'd need adapters for it though. and sorry about recommending the ocz gamexstream i forgot you wanted a modular one.
    No. 72 the 6 pin ones are the pci-e ones. i think you got confused with numbers
    o ya my bad

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    But hasn't the R600 been delayed? Being realeased in the second quarter of this year.. plus the 8900GTX are soon to be released or so i've heard from rumours
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbine View Post
    How about the 850w Enermax Galaxy.. though thats only a semi-modular psu
    Is that an oversized mother like the 1000w?

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    .. lol ye.. same dimensions but different power.. and of course less cables.
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    If you are thinking about a Galaxy, hang on til after Cebit, theres a new model being launched with the 8 pin PCI-E 2 connectors and some other updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    1000W seems OTT, but what do people recommend from the new PSUs?

    Must haves: Modular, good 12V rails, able to cope with Quad core, SLi (2 cards only).
    For what you want?

    The best for that set-up would be the 850W Enermax Galaxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    If you are thinking about a Galaxy, hang on til after Cebit, theres a new model being launched with the 8 pin PCI-E 2 connectors and some other updates.
    That's OK, I'm probably going to be too busy to build it until June. Are the R600/GT8900 going to use 8-pin connectors?

    Given the size, what cases does it fit?

    I also thought the Galaxy is "semi-modular". The spec looks very impressive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    That's OK, I'm probably going to be too busy to build it until June. Are the R600/GT8900 going to use 8-pin connectors? From looking at the leaked pics of the RD600, it looks to have 1x 8 pin PCI-E 2 connector and 1x 6 pin PCI-E connector. No Idea about any 8900 cards.

    Given the size, what cases does it fit? Youll have to find a case that you like and google it.

    I also thought the Galaxy is "semi-modular". The spec looks very impressive though. It is semi modular, in so much as it has the main 24 pin atx cable, 8 pin EPS, 4+4 pin EPS, 2 x PCI-E, 1 x run of molex and 1 x run of sata connectors built in. The cables are pretty long, which is good if you are using a case where the psu is at the bottom. All the rest are modular..
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    Thanks guys. Looks like the Galaxy then, and some big mofo of a case, maybe the Stacker 830 or 832.

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