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Hey,

I'm looking for thoughts on the build below. Keep in mind though:

1) I'm never going SLI or CF and this is a gaming only rig
2) I intend to overclock my CPU to at least 4.2GHz
3) I like quiet and I only want air

Case: SilverStone Raven RV02 Evolution (getting the white model though)
Mobo: ASUS P8P67 REV 3.1 (The model I'm getting (elsewhere) is REV 3.0 not 3.1, does that matter?)
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz
CLR: Noctua NH-D14
RAM: 2x G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB 1600MHz CL9 1.5v
SSD: Crucial M4 256GB SSD
PSU: SeaSonic 460w 80Plus Gold Fanless

I would be using an 8800 GT 512MB until the 7xxx series is released in which case I will possibly pick myself up one of those newer models. I'd be thinking a 7850 or a 7950. Is a 460w 80Plus Gold enough for even a 6950 or is it too little? This was the highest wattage SeaSonic silent PSU I could find.

Would appreciate any input. Thanks.
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post #2 of 21
its too little for a single 6950 i think it needs atleast 500w
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post #4 of 21
Yes get like a 750 PSU and your set for a good 5 years. Also very nice picks.
post #5 of 21
Although 460W would be slightly pushing it with a 6950 + 4.2GHz OC, it should work fine.

Personally, I'd go with a 550~650W unit.
Edited by Shift. - 10/30/11 at 7:12am
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post #6 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggiex View Post
its too little for a single 6950 i think it needs atleast 500w
Yeah? I might have to go with a PSU with a fan then :/ oh well
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thryack View Post
Cheers, if I have to go with a PSU w/ a fan I'll stick with a SeaSonic I think though, an 80Plus Gold model.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RussianHak View Post
Yes get like a 750 PSU and your set for a good 5 years. Also very nice picks.
Mmm, I'll be definitely be updating individual components long before the next five years, in fact as soon as one year, or even six months, if I really want it. Is 560w good enough for a 6970 (w/ no OCing on the GPU, only CPU)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shift. View Post
Although 460W would be slightly pushing it with a 6950 + 4.2GHz OC, it should work fine.

Personally, I'd go with a 550~650W unit.
Yeah? Mmm, I see. All right, I'm thinking the 80Plus Gold SeaSonic 560w.

>>>>

Thanks for the input so far guys. Is there any benefit to a Platinum PSU over a Gold PSU?
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I have a SeaSonic X750, or w/e. Its not fanless, but the fan only comes on when it needs it, and is silent.
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The difference between a Platinum vs Gold is just the few cents you save every month for bills. Stick to the Seasonic you mentioned. If the unit is more expensive than the HX650, get the HX. I usually use at least 600W for the higher end GPUs, 6970, GTX 580, GTX 480, just so I have the overhead for OCing GPUs and CPUs, better safe than sorry, yet not going overboard.

If you wanted quiet, the PSUs should do fine, as PSUs hardly run very loud, the Corsair PSUs are made so that the fan only spins under higher power loads, and that's when the GPUs drown out the sound. Not sure if the Silverstone does that. I would just get a 128Gb M4 tbh and then a HDD. I mounted the HDD as far back from the front of the case as possible so that it does not create much noise, just had to be careful with the spinning parts.

If you really wanted silence, go with the Fractal Define R3 or R3 XL.
    
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I have a Corsair HX750 and it is unbelievably silent. Even putting my ear right up to it I can barely discern a tiny little hum, and like someone else said, any noise it does make is drowned out by the video card and in my case, even my case fans.

And also, just to be on the safe side, I'd bump up the wattage just a bit...a 600W would be great in your case. That's just me though, I tend to go over on my PSUs on purpose to leave that ample headroom just in case. This HX750 was first used in a build with an X4 965 (running at stock) and single 5770, for example. Hope this helps.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steelbom View Post
Mmm, I'll be definitely be updating individual components long before the next five years, in fact as soon as one year, or even six months, if I really want it. Is 560w good enough for a 6970 (w/ no OCing on the GPU, only CPU)
Yes, 560w should be plenty.

And the Seasonic model you listed is very good as well. Although the 650TXM posted by Thryack is great bargain. Seasonic is the OEM for Corsair y'know.
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