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post #21 of 29
@ C4RT3R ...

First the PSU, check out Phaedrus2129's PSU CALC APP = http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...candidate.html
He's the LOCAL PSU GURU around OCN, and frankly I'd trust HIM over some generic PSU Calc off NewEgg that most likely Over Estimates the needs to play it safer. The only CAUTION I have for you, it KEEP IN MIND the TOXIC uses the same 8+6 pin Power connector that the HD-6970's use, not the weak 2x's 6 pins of a normal HD-6950 ... so make sure whatever PSU you get has a MINIMUM of TWO each ... 2x's 8 pin + 2x's 6 pin PCI-e power connectors, more on a modular PSU would even be better, for future proofing.

As for the 16 GB of RAM ... HELL it's SO CHEAP these days it's not about bragging rights, it's about hell buy it now while it's cheap just in case you EVER need it. But a better CPU is also never a bad investment as Scorpion49 is advising you

And man X-Fire'd TOXIC's I hope they both un-lock for you, there's a GREAT chance they will, IF you do it follow my step-by-step !

Anyways cool future Rig, good luck with it all

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@ Scorpion49 ...

Nice RIG man ... mines a little smaller and I went ALL RED too bad I had to remove one the Vengeance HeatSpreaders though .



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@ C4RT3R ...

Yeah, Scorpion49 has an ASUS RoG board like me but he's got the BIG MAX IV EXTREME version, I've got the LIL' MAX IV GENE Z68

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/13/11 at 9:13pm
   
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post #22 of 29
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@ Scorpion49 ...

Nice RIG man ... mines a little smaller and I went ALL RED too bad I had to remove one the Vengeance HeatSpreaders though .



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@ C4RT3R ...

Yeah, Scorpion49 has an ASUS RoG board like me but he's got the BIG version, I've got the LIL' Sandy Z68
Looks great man! I'm going to be snapping up one of the Gene-Z's any day now. Got a GTX590/i5 2500k powered mATX build thats going to go in a PC-V351i with full water cooling. Parts are on the way right now, can't wait to start hacking up that tiny case
post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks LA_Kings_Fan I'm going to run that PSU calc see what it gives and and I may adjust the build if needed. Also thanks for the heads up on the power connectors, I actually ran into this problem with my last build with the GTX 280 had to return the PSU I bought for one with the right power connectors, defiantly was on my mind when selecting a PSU for this new build. The one I posted earlier;

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817121068

Has PCI-Express Connectors 3 x 6-Pin, 3 x 6+2-Pin and 6 12v Rails and is modular which is really sweet I wanted to get a modular since my last one isn't, and just looks like a case filled with wires, will help keep the clutter inside to a minimum.

Hehe you noticed I went with the 890FX chip set for the X-Fire 16x 16x yeah should be nice I made sure to read up on the new chip sets and found a good refrence for AMD chip sets and their features here;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_chipsets
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post #24 of 29
Cool it LOOKS like a nice PSU, though I don't know much about the Kingwin brand ... and w/ +10% of the reviews being 1 egg / POOR ... I dunno man ?
I'd maybe ask Phaedrus2129's what he knows about that PSU before pulling the trigger ?

Maybe some others to consider

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817171057
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139011
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139034
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817341046
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817151102
   
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post #25 of 29
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Yeah I was looking at the fist one http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817171057 it also comes in a combo deal with the AMD x6 1090t, xfire ready and 80 gold rating. 850w will prob be more than enough for the build since I used Phaedrus2129's PSU CALC APP which gave me a total of 640w, I even factored in the 2 gpu's and overclock voltages for the gpus and cpu just in case.

But I'm going to so some searching here and see if anyone has or can explain the difference of having 1 12v rail compared to 4 12v rails.
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post #26 of 29
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Well looks like I found what I was looking for right out of the gate lol.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-multiple.html

And 4th post down

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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
It doesn't really matter as long as the PSU is well-designed. The only difference is the way the over current protection is configured.
A lot of good info in there about the rail system.
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post #27 of 29
I would not get a 750 or 800, it sticks you in a kind of no mans land in terms of todays hardware needs. Xfire 6950s i would get the 850, gives a good ammount of headroom for overclocking and unlocking to 6970 and possible upgrades later down the road.

I recently upgraded (2days ago) from the Kingwin1000W Lazer to the Corsair 850Wgold. The closer you can get to your target voltage the better efficiency you will get. Dont get me wrong, the Kingwin was actually a really good PSU, but i wanted the best. Plus, the Corsair is gold !
post #28 of 29
I told ya Phaedrus2129 is da MAN! when it comes to PSU info, he's the god of Guru's I bow at his feet.

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Originally Posted by C4RT3R View Post
... since I used Phaedrus2129's PSU CALC APP which gave me a total of 640w, I even factored in the 2 gpu's and overclock voltages for the gpus and cpu just in case.
Yeah I didn't want to comment too much but I think I'm even OK with my OLD BFG PSU if I wanted to X-Fire two TOXIC's ... it's only a 680w but has some further headroom on it, it's just that since BFG went under not too many people have them or disscuss them much anymore, so it's difficult to honestly know the quality and true specs on it, not just what it said on the BOX, but what it can actually handle in the real world.
Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/14/11 at 1:20pm
   
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post #29 of 29
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Thanks for all the help LA_Kings_Fan +Rep to you and of course the others who replied. I went ahead and made a post in the PSU section to get a clearer view on the best decision on a PSU for the build.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...l#post15309511
Edited by C4RT3R - 10/14/11 at 5:07pm
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