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    New PSU?

    Hi All,
    I think my PSU is giving up the ghost. It doesn't like powering graphics cards on the GPU rails any more, and now a high pitched whistling has started coming from my motherboard. I need to power:

    2x beefy GPUs (just about to drop in a 2nd 7900GT)
    1x mobo, cpu, ram
    2x HDDs (may drop in a couple more at a later date)
    Lots of 120mm fans (currently 6 on the rad) + 2 in the case
    Water pump
    DVD
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    TV Tuner PCI card

    What would you guys recommend? Ideally it'd be as quiet as possible.

    Is there any general wiring guide? Is there any reason I can't power all the fans/pump from a single molex connector? Is there a max / molex?

    Cheers...

    Tom

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    Tagaon Easycon 580W?

    I've got the 530W and its holding my Pentium D 920 (Very power hungry) rig with 5 HDDs pretty fine. Got 6x 8cm fan in there.

    Those wires can hold up a few amps without problem. Though I would recommend putting the pump on one wire and all the fans on another.

    I've got all 5 hdds getting power from the same wire and they're fine.
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    A Tagan TG580-U15 580W ATX2.01 perhaps?
    It's quiet and has enough wattage to power your beast, and the reason why you can't power all your fans and the pump from a single molex connector is because each rail can only deliver a certian amount of amperage.
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    hiper type R ftw
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    FSP Epsilon 600/700W is probably best on the market atm, the new ocz gamers are based on the same unit.

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    Hiper-Type R only appears to support 1 GFX card.....

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    Hiper Type-R is SLI-Ready so should support 2 nVidia cards. Check it out at http://www.hipergroup.com/English/pr...hpu-4k580.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmsteele
    Second that here. Seasonic make some of the (if not the) quietest psus around.

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    Seasonic are good but.......... Nf4 Ultra-D power issues with seasonic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supershanks
    Seasonic are good but.......... Nf4 Ultra-D power issues with seasonic
    I thought issues had been resolved? The thread has been locked so can't see what the latest is.

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    the hyper does support 2 GFX cards, i know a few ppl with one and they all say how good it is.
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    Supposedly it's sorted but hasn't stopped seasonic issues cropping up. there are plenty of other good psu's about so it's not something i'd risk.

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    Another vote for the Hiper Type-R here!

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