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    520w corsair modular PSU powering-

    2 Seagate HDDS, 1 DvD Burner, overclocked E8400, 2x 8800GTS 512's, a couple of case fans.

    Or should I make it the 620?

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    I would get the HX620 for 8800GTS SLi...that should be golden

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    For the two GTS's I would lean towards more power as well.

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    I was thinking the same thing, but wanted to see someone else say it as well. Since I'll be OCing, the headroom should be welcomed.

    BTW, do Jguru members still get a discount at deadeyedata?

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    Good question. I haven't talked to Jennifer in a while. May want to email her.

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    I might have to do just that. I'll post on here to clarify things for the other members.

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    Q numero 2-

    How long are the modular cables that come from Corsair? Long enough for me to use a BB Rocketfish full tower and still be able to reach all my stuff (optical drive, mobo pwr, HDDs, etc) without extentions? That might be a deciding factor on me not getting the Corsair model over other modular PSUs with longer cables.

    P.S. For anyone not familiar with the Rocketfish Full Tower sold at Best Buy, they are OEMed by Lian Li, full tower all aluminum cases, and sell for about 70-120$ depending on the store. They're supposed to closely resemble many Lian Li 250$+ models.

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    I have that case, got it on clearance at my local BB for $48.99, I love it. It's huge, built to Lian-Li quality, and has excellent airflow.

    If the cables are anything like the length of the VX550W, they will be fine; that's what I have in my BB Lian-Li/Rocketfish.

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    I have the RocketFish case and the HX620. The only thing that was tight for me was the 4 pin AUX connector, but it was placed in the worst spot and still reached.

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    I've got a RF case with an HX620, too....connected to a Maximus Formula mb. And while it's true that the +12V aux. cable will indeed reach the connector on the mb without an extension, I chose to use one because I just didn't want the cable strung straight up the board, essentially lying on top of my video card, alongisde the cpu cooler, etc.

    Instead, I bought a 6" extension and that allowed the cable to be routed around the outer edge of the board and not stretched/draped across all the mb components. Just my personal preference....and I'll put up with whatever added electrical resistance I may have with using the extension....hasn't seemed to bother either my system's stability or OC ability.
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