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Dual System Build, Upgrade PSU or not?

jamesmason
  • 42 months ago

So, I'm planning on making this: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/jamesmason/saved/2yPRsY By combining this: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/YyNNnQ And this: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/h9FdnQ

PCP seems to indicate that combined they'd only use 508Ws at max (after taking out the 280, considering dropping an elgato hd60pro in there) But separately their combined watts would be like 629 or 829. (with the 280 in there still)

My 650W Seasonic is rock solid, but 508Ws is kinda pushing it, and 629 or 829Ws is definitely not cool.

I'm wondering if anyone has any input on whether I should upgrade the PSU, or if I can stretch that far, as estimates are usually "extra over" to be safe.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i would upgrade it. since i see that build 1 is 446W max and build 2 is 383W max so i would take (just be sure) a good 850W psu like the EVGA 850 G2/P2 or Corsair RM850(i or x).

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You can indeed fit two systems in one case, with the case listed in the first build. It has a "power spliter" that can be used to split CPU connectors and such.

http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-MiniXL-DS.html

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the second system is for taking the entire recording load off the main system, not too uncommon among serious game recorders. And I should have clarified the elgato would be the Game Capture HD60, which is the PCIE card version, though I may hold off till they come out with a more modern one.

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