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Hi alll, ive been meaning to build my first rig for a while. ive always been using really creaky old dinosaurs to run windows with, I.E up until recently ive been using a compaq d500 (sff) = P4 @ 2ghz & 768mb drr on win7 ultimate & now i'm using hp compaq d4300 = core2 duo E4400 @ 2ghz/2gb ddr2.

so heres the future rig i'm planning:

Case: Corsair SE graphite 600t

Mobo:

Asus Crosshair V AM3+

CPU: AMD 1090t BE

PSU: Corsair AX1200 (not too sure if 1200w is overkill!!)

Mem: aint figured that out yet, any suggestions?

thx to all
post #2 of 13
Unless you're doing Trifire or quad SLI or something crazy, 1200w is massively over kill hahah what graphics card are you planning on?
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What about the GPU?

That is pretty much the factor you would use in order to determine your PSU requirements.

What is the main focus of this PC? Gaming, media, encoding, design ect.

Welcome to the forums! You will find a fair few UK'ers on here, we even have the biggest thread on the forum, you know how us British like to have some top notch banter.
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still ponding on that, i'll come back with an answer in a hour or so! just need to shop around.

media & gaming, though video & music encoding mainly
post #5 of 13
Dependent upon your GPU, anything over 750W-900W is going to be overkill and even then, a nice mid-range GPU will do you ok at about 650W-700W with your hexacore, anymore and I've heard stories about the hexacore slowing the GPU's down.
    
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I would say you need 800W max PSU but like IcedEarth said it depends on the GPU

EDIT: It also depends on if you are going to have neon lights all over your case and also if you are going to eventually get a water cooling system.
Edited by andrews2547 - 7/21/11 at 3:12pm
    
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In all fairness, my PSU would run most mid-range SLI set ups and all single GPU set ups out there so it's not all about the watts.

Anything over 800W really is reserved for Tri/Quad GPU platforms. The HX850 will give you great reliability and solid future proofing, however the PSU guru's would advise that there are much better PSU's in that price range, so post in the PSU section for this. It is the most important part of your system, considering that if you make the right choice, it should last for your next three set ups at least, so choose the right one.

I've had mine for over two years now I think.
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yeah it's just PSU, is the most consistant part of anyone's rig, thus making it futureproof for future builds. but i'll deffo take any advice onboard and adjust my build accordingly. it's mainly that in future i may do trifire or get the ax850 instead
post #10 of 13
If you post in the PSU section with details of your future requirements and your budget, they will be able to recommend the best power supply for you. Most PSU guru's actually don't like Corsair PSU's very much, they tend to be over priced in respect to their performance.
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