trelin Posted January 16, 2007 Share Posted January 16, 2007 First: Hello! Second: I apologize if nobody else finds the wording in my post more useful than the normal "will it work" questions. As I'm sure you're aware, it can be really hard to find the right search terms to get the answer you want. I would appreciate either a reply or a pointer to where I can find my own answers (I'm happy to do footwork). Like so many others, I'm debating between the HX520 and the HX620. I have used the power calculators as recommended by the sticky. Simply put, I keep finding way to many conflicting recommendations. Some places recommend massive 850w PSU's while other people seem to take the opposite "Forget that, 300w is all you'll ever need!" stance. First the specs. I am intentionally generic in the hopes that it makes for a more basic answer. I'm designing a system rougly as follows (these are fairly maxed out anticipatory specs) Quad Core (overclocking not likely) 4GB DDR2/DDR3 Single DX10 video card 3-4 SATA HDD's 0-2 IDE optical drives 1-2 SATA Optical drives TV Tuner Soundcard 3 120mm fans The responses I keep reading on the Corsair's are along the lines of "Unless you overclock or use SLI, the HX520 will be great". But then the power calculators are telling me to expect a ~900watt draw. I've tried a few different calculators (those that have more modern options, like the one at extremevision). Other responses are rather vague (like the "Corsair HX series" sticky) simply saying it will be good enough for the majority of users. I appreciate any answers or guidance on this. If nothing else, what are the main factors I should look for? Is anything besides overclocking and dual video going to make a substantial impact (eg, multiple HDD and optical drives). Thanks a bunch, -- Trelin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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