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you will be more then safe with the cooler master cause its able to pull 1200w just look at there website and your probably not gonna be able to oc those cards much anyway unless you water cool cause they gonna be sandwich with no air even with oc the cooler master will still do
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Originally Posted by AMC View Post

No.
Click the link in my signature. 3 480's pulled more than 1000W. There were heavily overclocked with high voltages. That is what kills the power consumption. If you keep stock voltage, you will be more than fine.
And running furmark and prime is dumb. Gaming with not reach that. When gaming with stock volts, you should be below 900W and I am very close to say in the 800W range max.
Hope this helps.

That did actually... Do you think this is an adequate PSU?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159123

It's 1200 watts, and within my price range smile.gif If this is good enough, do you think I'd be able to OC my GPU's with it?
post #13 of 44
I think a nuclear reactor would suffice for a 930 and 3 overclocked 480s tongue.gif. For real though, you would need 1000 watts for sure, especially with an overclock. Skimping on a PSU is not a good idea thumb.gif
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I believe the max power consumption of a stock gtx 480 was around 250 watts (off the top my head), so with 3 its around 750 watts and add about ~200 watts for for extras and CPU. a good 900-1000 watts (on the lower end) should be enough i would say on stock clocks on the cards
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AWWW YEAHHH!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371032

15% off with promo code! It's in my budget! biggrin.gif and I KNOW this is a good PSU.... I've seen many builds with it.

Anyone object?
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Originally Posted by Jessekin32 View Post

AWWW YEAHHH!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371032

15% off with promo code! It's in my budget! biggrin.gif and I KNOW this is a good PSU.... I've seen many builds with it.

Anyone object?

haha biggrin.gif i got that for one my 600t builds, psu works well although i heard that the fan can be pretty loud (although i never really noticed it). If you had a frys near you, should see if they have one in stock since they can be pretty cheap, got my tpq-1200 for ~$120
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haha biggrin.gif i got that for one my 600t builds, psu works well although i heard that the fan can be pretty loud (although i never really noticed it). If you had a frys near you, should see if they have one in stock since they can be pretty cheap, got my tpq-1200 for ~$120

Dang, I wish I did. I'm looking at their site right now and they have it for $150. What a steal!

Anyone object to this PSU?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371032

$195.49 after promocode, WITH a $15 MIR!

if not, I'm ordering it now smile.gif
post #18 of 44
1000w should be plenty for all but the absolute max overvoltage on your cards, but check here to be sure (and FYI the PSU section is usually a better place for PSU questions). I would go with this one which is better than just about every other option in your price range, here's a review to check out for that PSU. The Antec 1200 you were thinking of was likely the HCP-1200 and not the TPQ-1200, the HCP is better and gets used more often in builds around here.
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For your price range, rather than the Coolmax, how about the Silverstone Strider

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256041


JonnyGuru gave it a pretty solid review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=107
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For your price range, rather than the Coolmax, how about the Silverstone Strider
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256041
JonnyGuru gave it a pretty solid review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=107

Except that it has only two 8pin pci, and I need 3 for my 3-way SLI tongue.gif And I'd rather not use any adapters to make things look silly.
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