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Old 02-23-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Is this enough? (SilverStone ST45SF-G)

This is the system:

BitFenix Prodigy
Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe /WD
i7-3770T (w/ Zalman CNPS9900 Max -> 135mm LED fan)
16GB DDR3-1866 Dominator Platinum
240GB Intel 520 Series SSD
300GB Intel 320 Series SSD
Slim, slot-loading Blu-Ray Writer
EVGA 4GB GTX680+
230mm white LED fan
140mm white LED fan
120mm white LED fan


The Prodigy is a nice case, but they didn't think through the PSU "cage" so it's difficult to get a regular modular PSU in there. I even tried one of the smaller 650W PSUs made by SilverStone and that still wouldn't fit easily plus I ended up returning a couple of them due to coil whine.

I'm now looking at the SilverStone ST45SF-G for this system:
http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=342


Is this PSU going to be enough for the system even if I push the video card? I'm not going to be overclocking anything.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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You'd be a little safer with a 500W version of the Strider.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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That's what I was thinking, but there's a whole group of people and threads on HardForums and on OCN that say that the ST45SF-G would run my listed system just fine so I'm a little confused as to which PSU to get.
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Yes it would run your system fine.

Have you considered a non-modular PSU? There are a number of those that will fit your case. With all your fans and drives, you would probably be using almost all of the cabling anyways. For instance with the SilverStone ST45SF-G, how many of the five modular cables will you be able to leave unplugged?
one cable with 20/24-pin will be used for your motherboard
one cable with +12v/EPS will be used for your motherboard
one cable with two PCIe will be used for your graphics card
one cable with three SATA will be used for your SSDs
one cable with two peripheral and one FDD will be used for your slim optical adapter and fans
= no cables left over
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #5
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I have considered the non-modular one, but it's easier to modify the cables on the modular models.

So if I push my hardware (not overclocking, just running stock on everything), the ST45SF-G should be able to handle it? I do run Boinc most of the time when I'm not gaming or doing something else.
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