i missed the fine print on this PSU

rise

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Picked up the x-clio 450 and i missed the fact that it has a combined 150w on the +3.3 and +5 which seems rather low. I am looking to run an a64 3200+. 6800GT pci-e, an n4 mobo (possibly sli for the future), 1 gig ram, 2 opticals, 2-3 HDD and 4 fans or so.

I had figured on getting an sli board now and then if/when i go to sli i could use this PSU in another rig. But the combined 150 seems awfully low, no? I plan on oc'ing some, not setting world records, just normal stuff.

The 6800gt will run off pci-e connector. Does this matter? I mean, will that decrease the load on the +5 and put it on the +12? Is that the point of the connector?

I'm wondering if i should return (or shelve) this and get a new one now or wait and see how the multi reads. It's just a pita having to swap out a week after getting everything up and running (hopefully next week).

edit-- i know this will run my rig at stock fine, i'm just not sure about any oc'ing strangling it.
 

Reiniku

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nothing to worry about even with future upgrades in mind. 150w on the 3.3 and 5 combined is actually pretty normal since manufacturers tend to beef up the 12v rail now. i wouldn't worry about it.
 

Zepper

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Yes, most modern mobos run the CPU off the +12 rail now (P4-12V, 4-pin square connector) so you don't need anywhere near as much on the +5 any more. The more on the +12 the merrier...

.bh.
 

rise

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That's encouraging, it just seems like most PSU of similar size have at least 200w. and of course, in theory, this should be 250 max.
 
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You should be fine with that PSU, of course I wouldn't mind if you sent me one too.
It's got two 12v rails which should be nice.
 

rise

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it's supposed to be nice, made by channell well fwiw. i got so infatuated researching 12v rails i missed the 150 thing. anyway, it should be fine for now.

we'll work out a deal when i'm done with it, lol