Is this enough? (SilverStone ST45SF-G)

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Synomenon, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Synomenon

    Synomenon Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  2. Sleepingforest

    Sleepingforest Platinum Member

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    You'd be a little safer with a 500W version of the Strider.
     
  3. Synomenon

    Synomenon Diamond Member

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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.
     
  4. Zap

    Zap Elite Member

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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
     
  5. Synomenon

    Synomenon Diamond Member

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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.