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Hi All, I'm not sure anymore I hooked my rig past week to Kw meter, and it says my MAX is 475Wats, I have 600W PSU but think I run out of power, since I'm OC my rig, CPU over 4GHz and my GPU over 700.
So am I OK with my Tagan 600W or should I get another one?
I'm thinking about to get Enermax Galaxy 1Kw but I also know out of this forum I don't really need it but maybe I'm getting second GFX.
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You have two problems: 600W is barely enough and the Tagan has a split +12V rail.

You don't necessarily need a Galaxy 1000W either, but the overhead isn't going to hurt. It's a nice unit.

Go with 700W and up single +12V rail (like M12-700) or 750W and up if the PSU has four or more +12V rails.
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Well, 475*0.8 = 380w (if it now is 80% efficient)

Was this just a peak? What does it normally draw?
At 380w you are at ca 63% of the PSU's total power, generally ok but as jonny said it depends on rail distribution also... Depending on the design on the PSU this might be the redline...
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The Tagan 600W is two +12V with all but the CPU on +12V2. Not good for Ultra's.
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Thanks for reply guy's
This is the PSU I have: http://geizhals.at/a204985.html it say's 4x12v Rail's
About new PSU Jonny, I'm going to spend about 300 on it but I just want to be sure the Galaxy is the right one for High OC on everything, about single rail if I get one then it should be more then 700W since I buyed the Tagan this year and now I'm already out of power looks like, so I think if I invest now in good unit so I have enough the next year or even two years would be good but also I like modular one's since I like cable management in my case.
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Oh.. well, if it's the 600W with four +12V rails, you might be fine.
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Anyways I think I'm going to buy better PSU as you said 4 rails and only 600W isn't good spouse to be 750W up. And I'm spending lot's of money on my rig, and the PSU shouldn't be the problem.
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