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post #11 of 31
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Im really hoping to keep it to 1 power supply as i really dont have room for 2.

the three top contenders right now seem to be

Antec HCP 1200
EVGA SR-2 1200 (because its the only one that has enough PCIE connectors out of the box without having to use adapters)
Silverstone ST1500


i like the HCP 1200 but ill have to use some molex to 6 pin adapters which unless im mistaken generally should be avoided?
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post #12 of 31
If thats the SilverStone PSU, I'm thinking of, isn't it also Gold certified, and uses a single 12 volt rail?

Edit:
Yep, this is the one: Click

I've read some excellent reviews on this one!
Really clean power, even under full stress load, the noise level is very low! (thats referring to the power noise level)
Edited by Inteller - 8/5/11 at 11:24pm
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post #13 of 31
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If thats the SilverStone PSU, I'm thinking of, isn't it also Gold certified, and uses a single 12 volt rail?
got good reviews thats why i was considering it

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=175

8x 12v rails and yeah its 80+ silver, but its 1500w!
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post #14 of 31
Yep, see my edit above!
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OP: You need to make sure your residence can handle the power requirements of a dual PSU setup / components before you embark on this awesome lil' adventure.
 
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post #16 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Inteller View Post
Yep, see my edit above!
thats the 1200w version, here is the link to the 1500w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...054&Tpk=st1500

Quote:
Originally Posted by markduch View Post
OP: You need to make sure your residence can handle the power requirements of a dual PSU setup / components before you embark on this awesome lil' adventure.
im not looking to run dual power supplies, im just running a single 15a breaker so im at the constraints of that.
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post #17 of 31
Yep markduch is right!

The best setup would be a dedicated 20amp circuit.
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post #18 of 31
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Yep markduch is right!

The best setup would be a dedicated 20amp circuit.
going to be moving into an apartment soon so i can be messing with the wires, ill be at the constraints of a 15a breaker

the ST1500 will run on a 15a breaker though according to the review i linked it seems, unless you are saying its not enough?

I cant go above 15a breaker so if i have to ill step down to 3 cards instead
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If your up and coming rig draws enough, it will trip a 15amp breaker! I can assure you of that!
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post #20 of 31
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If your up and coming rig draws enough, it will trip a 15amp breaker! I can assure you of that!
how are you so sure? (just curious) 15a*120v = 1800w

at 85% efficent running that power supply at the max of 1500w, that would be 1764w at the wall. damn close but it shouldnt trip should it?
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