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Originally Posted by JKuhn View Post

That looks a lot better than what it used to be. To further improve it, you could do the following:

1. Run the 12V CPU rail around the back (with an extension)
2. Tie some of the cables together (for example the GPU power cables, and also the ones at the bottom-rear). If you have enough space and time, you could run those behind the motherboard.
3. It takes long, but sleeving the cables also makes it neater.

Thanks for the advice, I'm going to my local Fry's later this week to grab some parts (white LED fans, white LED strip kit) to enhance the overall look of my build a bit, so I'll post some pics when I have that updated. I was thinking about maybe using black duct tape to make all of the exposed wiring that I have match the interior of the case a bit more. eh-smiley.gif
post #8022 of 12475
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umm it is only 79 usd = 60 euro
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=31251
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spu? sound card?

My liver seen a lot of action wink.gif
I just bought the NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller for €20 (26 usd), with a 10 euro discount I just couldn't resist! thumb.gif
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My liver seen a lot of action wink.gif
I just bought the NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller for €20 (26 usd), with a 10 euro discount I just couldn't resist! thumb.gif
I just ordered the sentry mix 2 also..Looks nice ...biggrin.gif
 
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post #8024 of 12475
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Originally Posted by Tempist305 View Post

So would the Corsair HX650 power supply work okay for my system? I think 850w is a little overkill for a single GPU and hexacore cpu.

550 watts is more then enough for a system with one video card

Even 450 watts can do it in most cases

But not with the high end video cards and overclock
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Originally Posted by Bazinga69 View Post

can anyone tell me how my spu rates compared to others, i know its more than i need but i bought it new from a friend at an unbelievable price of $100

Your PSU is a Super Flower Golden King rebranded and its a very good platform think the ripple on the 12v rail was like 25-30mv max
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post #8025 of 12475
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Originally Posted by Ne1ld0 View Post

Totally agree on that. Reminds me of the numerous "Overkill" comments I've seen lately. Here on OCN, "Overkill" is what we do.

An overkill CPU is fine a overkill video card is fine RAM is fine

A PSU is the only thing that is not fine going overkill on
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post #8026 of 12475
There is so much inspiration on this topic, its amazing! I havent really posted pictures yet, as I feel mine isnt worthy yet. As of now I mounted my GPUs radiator to front of my Stryker and soon im going to create a better mounting system for that.. I believe my friend might have the HAF X PSU covers as he has the HAF X and I think it comes with it and he is not using it.. Anyways going to replace the stock 200mm, 120mms and 140mm fans with Noctua, plan on doing 2 120s at top..
post #8027 of 12475
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

An overkill CPU is fine a overkill video card is fine RAM is fine

A PSU is the only thing that is not fine going overkill on

headscratch.gif Well, sounds to me like a personal preference thing seeing how you gave no reasoning behind it being "Overkill". proof.gif But I'm a nice guy so here's your chance to reply and explain why having more watts is a bad thing because I've already mentioned future proofing for modifications down the road such as adding more video cards that would obviously require more watts to run stably.
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post #8028 of 12475
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Originally Posted by Ne1ld0 View Post

headscratch.gif Well, sounds to me like a personal preference thing seeing how you gave no reasoning behind it being "Overkill". proof.gif But I'm a nice guy so here's your chance to reply and explain why having more watts is a bad thing because I've already mentioned future proofing for modifications down the road such as adding more video cards that would obviously require more watts to run stably.

A PSU is has the highest efficiency between 20% and 80% load with 50% being the highest

Above 80% it starts to drop

But and this is not very known at below 20% load there are no rules or industry standards for efficiency which means very often it drops like a rock

Lower efficiency means more money on the power bill so not only is money wasted on going overkill its more money for no good reason wasted

Lower efficiency also means the power wasted is turned to heat which means more heat in the PSU that means higher fan speed which is more noise

And then comes the part where heat is bad not only for the PSU but the whole PC which means overall lower lifetime of the PSU as well as the rest of the hardware

Thats why a overkill PSU is not a good idea

There is nothing wrong with future proofing but saying hey i better get a 1000 watts unit for two video cards is overkill

You need to know where the line is between future proofing and overkill
Edited by shilka - 6/24/13 at 10:43am
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post #8029 of 12475
lol im close to 90% with my 750W PSU... Got my GPU, 3 HDDs, 6 fans, i5 and aftermarkter cooler on GPU.. So yes more wattage for security of future upgrades is vital.

And we are at the time of age where a 1K watt PSU is not going to add $20 more dollars to your utilities..............
post #8030 of 12475
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

A PSU is has the highest efficiency between 20% and 80% load with 50% being the highest

Above 80% it starts to drop

But and this is not very known at below 20% load there are no rules or industry standards for efficiency which means very often it drops like a rock

Lower efficiency means more money on the power bill so not only is money wasted on going overkill its more money for no good reason wasted

Lower efficiency also means the power wasted is turned to heat which means more heat in the PSU that means higher fan speed which is more noise

And then comes the part where heat is bad not only for the PSU but the whole PC which means overall lower lifetime of the PSU as well as the rest of the hardware

Thats why a overkill PSU is not a good idea
Ya but 20 percent on a 1000 watt psu would mean they are using less then 200 watts right? I don't really think us guys building hi performance gaming rigs really care if we waste $2 a month in electricity.. I mean how much does it cost to mine or fold lol..Anyways this is OC. Net..
 
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