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post #21 of 53
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post

You are going to run 2 680's but aren't budgeting for a 120hz monitor?
1920x1080 at 60hz, a single 680 will be plenty.
Don't skimp on the monitor it is the one item you will not need to upgrade if you buy right the first time. It would be better to get a 120hz monitor and cut back on some of the other items.

I didn't see that in the description or specs. I had just assumed it was 120hz; my bad. Yeah I'll definitely upgrade that.
post #22 of 53
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Originally Posted by f16-r1 View Post

I would recommend the following PSU vs the one you have picked.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034

Good finds! I think I am going to go with your first suggestion though; it's more for the money and covers my power needs.
post #23 of 53
1000W PSU? You can run FOUR, yes.. FOUR GTX 680's off that kind of PSU. Get a good quality PSU from Corsair/Antec/Seasonic at like 650W so you have room for SLI in the future.
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post #25 of 53
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1000W PSU? You can run FOUR, yes.. FOUR GTX 680's off that kind of PSU. Get a good quality PSU from Corsair/Antec/Seasonic at like 650W so you have room for SLI in the future.

I wish that were so. According to GeForce's website the Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) is 195 W. Also I am going to overclock it which will take that number up. I know this would be a rare occurrence but I want to err on the side of safety. I don't want my PC crashing every time the gaming gets intense.
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-680/specifications
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I wish that were so. According to GeForce's website the Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) is 195 W. Also I am going to overclock it which will take that number up. I know this would be a rare occurrence but I want to err on the side of safety. I don't want my PC crashing every time the gaming gets intense.
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-680/specifications

The power supply requirement is listed as that high for a single GTX 680 due to people buying junk power supplies that can't output their rated power - kinda like the one you choose in the OP. OC'ing the reference models will not change the maximum power output very much due only being able to go so far. You could easily run your system OC'd with one GTX 680 with a quality 450W unit.

quality > quantity.

650W is PLENTY of power for two GTX 680's, even after you overclocked everything in your rig. I assume you won't ever be putting more than 2x of them in there?

If that is the case this is all you will ever need. I am also sure once more PSU knowledgeable people visit this thread they will also back that statement up. Get a 750W if you want to feel "safer". The only way you'd even come close to reaching 650W consumption with 2x 680's and a 2500K is to have them both overvolted/overclocked and running furmark + IBT, even then you wouldn't reach that.

EDIT: My suggestion to you is go with an X650 or X750 PSU from Seasonic. X750 is on sale on Newegg with a $40 promo code making the unit $110.
Edited by iinversion - 4/23/12 at 9:31pm
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post #27 of 53
this is something what i came up with in 2 mins for 2000$

for pure gaming this would do
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)

Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ B&H)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Hard Drive: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.95 @ B&H)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($449.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($449.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: XFX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)

Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" Monitor ($137.64 @ NCIX US)

Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($49.94 @ Wolf Camera)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $2005.30
Mail-in Rebates: $-35.00
Total: $1970.30


or

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)

Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ B&H)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($75.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($507.55 @ Newegg)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($507.55 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT H2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: XFX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)

Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" Monitor ($137.64 @ NCIX US)

Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($49.94 @ Wolf Camera)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $2000.47
Mail-in Rebates: $-55.00
Total: $1945.47


any comments or changes pls feel free to post it smile.gif

Hope you like it thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 4/23/12 at 11:45pm
post #28 of 53
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Not bad... I have a few comments.
Processor: I think that the price increase for the i7-3820 is worth it. 4 more threads, 4 more MBs of cache, faster clock speeds, better memory support, and I have no need for integrated graphics.
Motherboard: I want the ability to tri-sli GTX 680s as well as upgrade the RAM to 32GB. Also, because I want the ability to upgrade to the next gen processors I need a LGA2011 socket.
Memory: I found faster RAM, 2133, for about the same price. Also, the i5-2500k only supports up to DDR3 1333.
Hard Drive: I want to be able to run everything off of the SSD and just store all of my media on my 2TB external.
Case: I have been told that in order to tri-sli GTX 680s I'd need 8 expansion slots in the case. and for about the same price I found a case to handle that.
Monitor: Good find on the monitor, I'll keep that in mind.
Keyboard: People seem quite averse to non-mechanical keyboards for gaming.
All in all though it's definitely a good rig, I'm just a bit picky.
post #29 of 53
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Pertaining to PSUs:
I ran a PSU calculator that I found on this site:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1140534/psu-calc-final-release
I inputted all of the parts, that I could, for my future maxed out rig. This calculator was a bit limited; it didn't have an option for a third GPU, overclocked RAM, liquid cooling, or for anything under 40% CPU overclocking. Even without those it gave me a result of 680W. That is why I think I would need a 950W PSU to be safe.
If you want to double check my figures yourself this is what i inputted into the calculator: Intel "Sandy Bridge E" i7, GTX 680 overclocked, GTX 680 overclocked, 8 sticks RAM, 1 HD, 1 SSD, 1 optical drive, 10 case fans.
post #30 of 53
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Originally Posted by Asloth View Post

Pertaining to PSUs:
I ran a PSU calculator that I found on this site:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1140534/psu-calc-final-release
I inputted all of the parts, that I could, for my future maxed out rig. This calculator was a bit limited; it didn't have an option for a third GPU, overclocked RAM, liquid cooling, or for anything under 40% CPU overclocking. Even without those it gave me a result of 680W. That is why I think I would need a 950W PSU to be safe.
If you want to double check my figures yourself this is what i inputted into the calculator: Intel "Sandy Bridge E" i7, GTX 680 overclocked, GTX 680 overclocked, 8 sticks RAM, 1 HD, 1 SSD, 1 optical drive, 10 case fans.


You never mentioned you want 3 GTX 680's, if that is the case 850W is more than sufficient unless you are running like 15 HDD's. The calculator is a good estimate but not purely accurate. The overclocks depend on voltage. You could overclock all of your GTX 680's and only slightly raise the voltage to reach a very high OC.. maybe making an extra 10W of power consumption. You are largely overestimating the power consumption of these parts.

Unless you are running 1.55V CPU, 1.2V GPU's, and running IBT + furmark 24/7 you don't need anything more than a 850W for Tri SLI.
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Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB Western Digital Purple 2TB XSPC Raystorm Pro XSPC RX 360 
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XSPC D5 Photon 170 Windows 7 Professional BenQ GW2765 ViewSonic XG2401 
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Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W Fractal Design Define S Logitech G900 
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