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GameXStream 700W delivers a max load of 50A (not 57A) on the 12V rails. The 57A is for 3.3V, 5V, and 12V combined.

The GameXSTream is identical to the FSP Epsilon series (which I have). It's a very reliable, and stable, PSU.
    
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The Noctua 120 may not come with a 120mm fan, mine did not.

The Silverstone FM121 is a very good performer in regards to CFM vs. dBa

To mount a 120 on the Noctua may require a mod. The clips need to sit on the flange contacting the HSF. If you have a "closed" corner fan you will need to notch it out:



Here is what they look mounted. Note: I switched the Thermaltakes out for a Silverstone. I am only useing 1 x 120 as a "pusher", the rear exhaust functions as the "puller".



Here is the final setup, the config that I am using now.


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Correct, the Noctua does not come with a fan (and no fan is pictured/promised on FrozenCPU)
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
GameXStream 700W delivers a max load of 50A (not 57A) on the 12V rails. The 57A is for 3.3V, 5V, and 12V combined.

The GameXSTream is identical to the FSP Epsilon series (which I have). It's a very reliable, and stable, PSU.

Opps, I looked too fast. Alright, never let me do math
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post #15 of 21
No.. don't have to take the whole max load of the 3.3V and 5V rails off.

I get my specs from the FSP Epsilon, which I said is identical. 50A is the max load on the 12V rails. Obviously, when you max out 3.3V and 5V, then the max load on the 12V rails drops (but then, who ever maxes out 3.3V and 5V nowadays.... not even close!)
    
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OK, the GameXStream 700W sounds like the way to go. Thanks for the class on amps and volts and all that .

The Noctua I was looking at does come with a fan:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/52...ml?id=VjmM4Fuf

But should I just get the one without so I can choose my own fan. I like the idea of not needing to mod it to make it work.

Just a side question here, I will do come looking to, but what is up with the DX10 graphics cards? Any time frame on when they will be out?
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The fan that comes with the Noctua is only like 48CFM, which is a little low. However, given the quality of the heatsink itself, it might be enough.

Personally, I would like a more powerful fan, and would be willing to figure out how to fit it.

Regaring DX10, it's a new Direct X Version, which is not backward compatible. The first DX10 cards should come in November, but will be highly expensive and draw tons of power. It's better to wait a bit for more DX10 cards at lower prices, etc.

I think the best thing right now is to get a ~$200 GPU right now, and wait about half a year or so. That way you'll know what's on the market and which cards are good for you.
    
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OK, I guess I will take Syrillian's advice and follow what he did on the Noctua.

And for the graphics, I was planning on using my 7900 anyway, but was just curious about the DX10. I haven't heard much about it lately.

Thanks again.

Now if I could just find a real good deal on the memory .
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Thanks again for everyone's help. I have most of what I need now, just waiting on a couple more items that will hopefully be here tomorrow.

I already have:

Asus P5B Deluxe mobo
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 proc
Antec Nine Hundred Case
OCZ Gamestream 700 Watt PS
LG GSA-H22NI DVD Writer
BFG nVidia 7900 GT

Hopefully tomorrow I will get the rest:
2 GB G Skill DDR2 800
Zalman VF900 GPU Cooler
Scythe Infinity CPU Cooler
And a few other odds and ends to put it all together. I can't wait!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jjk454ss
Thanks again for everyone's help. I have most of what I need now, just waiting on a couple more items that will hopefully be here tomorrow.

I already have:

Asus P5B Deluxe mobo
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 proc
Antec Nine Hundred Case
OCZ Gamestream 700 Watt PS
LG GSA-H22NI DVD Writer
BFG nVidia 7900 GT

Hopefully tomorrow I will get the rest:
2 GB G Skill DDR2 800
Zalman VF900 GPU Cooler
Scythe Infinity CPU Cooler
And a few other odds and ends to put it all together. I can't wait!
That looks like it's going to be a great rig. I'm excited for ya! I wanna see some benchmarks soon!
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