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Will PC P&C 610 be enough to power this rig?

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    I gotta question for you guys, someone i know is upgrading, he already has the PC P&C 610 from his old rig, the rest of the system looks like this: E8400, P45 mobo, 2GB of RAM, HD 4870, 4HDDS, 2 optical drives 10-12 case fans, 2 cathode kits, evrything going into HAF 932 case, he will be overclocking (CPU,GPU). Do you think that 610W PSU will be enough? I personally like to have some headroom, a 100W+ cushion, so i said may be get a 750W Silencer, but what do you guys think?
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    I agree with you the 750W Silencer would be a better choice and leave room for upgrades. I also believe it's on sale right now.:)
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    10-12 case fans?

    Im going to say yes, even though alot of people will say no.

    I think it should run just fine. As a comparison im running a Q6600 + 3.4Ghz, 4GB ram, 150GB raptor, 9800GTX+, some fans, a VFD, dvd burner, all off a 450watt PSU. Mind you thats pretty much at the edge of what the 450 can handle and i dont expect the PSU to last much longer....
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    E8400, P35, 4Gb of RAM, HD4870, 3 HDDs, 1 Optical, and 5 fans, all running overclocked, and the 750 Silencer I have is barely taxed. I think the 610W will be fine. I was running this rig on a 580W before it got RMA'd (died because of power surge).

    EDIT: Oops, sorry, it was a Tagan BZ-600, not a 580 :p
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    610 is heaps mate.. If it was a shitty brand 610 then I would say yes but that thing will be fine. No need to waste money. :)

    If he was xfirin' 4870's then maybe but definitely not at the moment.
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    thats what i think also, my logic is this, if u spend money on some killer hardware you gotta get a killer PSU. But then again he’s PSU is very good, its not even a year old, I just don’t want him taking chances with not having enough power. I personally don’t like running PSUs at peak most of the time, I like extra headroom but thats me.

    Yea, he’s getting the HAF, plenty of fan mounts: 1 230mm front, 4 120mm side, 2 120mm top, 1 120mm exhaust, 1 92 or 120mm on CPU heatsink and 1 92mm on GPU heatsink, that’s 10 already. May be he’d want to add a NB fan or the bottom exhaust so that’s why I said 10-12


    Nah, no Xfire, 1 card is fine for him
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    A shitty 610 might just fry his system. A good one will be fine. One other thing WTF is up with 10-12 case fans. Trust me, even with overclocking, the 4 230mm fans and a spot cool fan on the memory is more than enough.
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    Paulie, it looks like he's counting the HSF and GPU fans in his figures.:p
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    610 is about the mininum requirement. So if ur gonna OC then ur off with a silencer or a 750tx.
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    looks like folks are split on this, i will recomend that he gets a Silencer 750 (as erocker pointed out on sale now $79 AMR) just to be safe. Whether he takes my advice or not is up to him but i will try to convince him. Thanks guys for your help :)
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    nah 610 is more than enough, from what i've read about those things 610W is a very conservative rating! stick with it IMO.

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