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is 650 watts enough?

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    vivanco New Member

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    hi everyone,

    i guess im gonna need the power once i get a new video card ( ati r600) and tec or water cooling for mp cpu.

    so my question is, is 650 watts enough for my specs?

    power supply im looking at enermax infiniti 650 watts.

    http://www.enermax.com.tw/english/product_Display1.asp?PrID=65

    my specs:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 ( currently running @ 2.7, will be clocked higher when i buy a new psu )
    Asus Commando
    ocz sli-ready pc2-8500 gb
    artic cooling freezer 7 pro
    seagata barracuda 320gb
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    ati x1300 pro for now ( r600 after released )
     
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    are you planning on running the TEC and watercooling off the same PSU?
     
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    yes i will be , but TEC cooling or water cooling ( coolit eliminator or Swiftech H20-120 Kit )
     
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    I wouldn’t get the coolit kit... have read bad reviews on them. I also have a friend who owns a shop that distributes them and he said he had a whole batch with bad TEC's.

    I think 600 will be the minimum you would want to run if you are going to be running a TEC and watercooling.
     
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    thanks for the info mate, i will stay away from the tec water coolers :)

    ill probably go for Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultra Kit, or Swiftech H20-120 Kit depending on the heat output of the overclocked processor.

    so maybe i should go for the enermax infiniti 720 watts just in case ?

    thank you for your help so far :)
     
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    I dont know the specs on that PSU.... Remeber, its not just the MAX. power you need to look at.

    You need to look at weather or not it is rated 720 MAX or RMS
    Also, at what temp?
    How many rails?
    How many amps?

    Also, you can still go TEC... swiftech and Danger Den make a nice Waterblock & TEC unit. It doesnt work like the Coolit does.... it does a lot better job.
     
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    sorry i should have given the specs of the psu,


    enermax infiniti 720 watts: ( Three separated 12V rails )

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    enermax infiniti 650 watts: ( Three separated 12V rails )

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    i will look into swiftech and danger den waterblock & tec unit ( maybe ill just buy the parts, i might not go for a kit )
     

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