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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys I recently joined and was wondering what would be a good PSU for my build. I am thinking about a EVGA 1500w PSU but Im looking at so many different calculators that say i only need 1200w thanks the specs for my future build goes as follows (I will do a build log soon)

MSI BigBang Xpower 2
3xGeforce GTX 680 ftw standard edition card by EVGA 4GB ddr5
Intel Core I7 Extreme 3960x
4x OCZ Vertex 4 256gb SSDs sata 6gbs
G skill 32 gb 4x8 gb sticks at 2400mhz with 2 ram cooling fans
4x 140mm corsair quiet series fans
2x cold cathodes
x10 gelid wing solutions non led uv fans
2x 4fan speed controllers
2x laing d5 pumps
and a couple leds for waterblock color and such


Thats all the hardware that requires power. I appreciate all input on build and PSU recommendation if you wanted to change something about my build put it with your post about recommended PSU wattage. I cant wait to order all those parts and start the build log thumb.gif
post #2 of 10
You could definitely do a 1200W PSU. I've seen dual GTX 690's w/ a 3930k only pull 1050W from the wall with prime and furmark running simultaneously, so you would even have a little wiggle room.
Edited by FlighterPilot - 10/27/12 at 5:54pm
post #3 of 10
A 1200W PSU should be enough, i'd go for a Seasonic X-1250 or a bequiet P10 1200 (basically the same PSU) .
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Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Crucial Noctua U14S & Prolimatech MK26 (+1x Noctua A15) Antec HCP 1300 Lian Li X1000 
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post #4 of 10
Where are you buying from and what is your PSU budget?

Also, I'd go for 7970s considering you're WC them, hence overclocking wink.gif... after Catalyst 12.11 they beat 680s at stock clocks, given how much more they offer in terms of overclocking and the better scaling as well, they fit such a rig much better.

Also, while the Vertex4 is still the best Marvell implementation on the market, the 840 Pro from Samsung is superior (the best consumer SATA drive on the market), and it should cost about the same.

Also, go for an Asus board.. while the XPower II is a nice board, it's still inferior to Asus boards BIOS wise, and it does have some well documented bugs.
post #5 of 10
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What asus board are you thinking of the R4E? and i might go for the 7970s I just love the razor blocks for my 680s thanks for the input
post #6 of 10
R4E shines at sub-zero benching, the R4F should be plenty for your needs/requirements.

Do answer my initial question. wink.gif
post #7 of 10
I would say a PSU around 1200 watts either the Corsair AX1200 or AX1200I the Seasonic X-1250 the XFX Pro Series 1250W or the Antec HCP-1200 there is also the thermaltake Toughpower XT 1275 Platinum
Edited by shilka - 10/27/12 at 5:37pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S 
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PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor 
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Original Sin View Post

Where are you buying from and what is your PSU budget?
Also, I'd go for 7970s considering you're WC them, hence overclocking wink.gif... after Catalyst 12.11 they beat 680s at stock clocks, given how much more they offer in terms of overclocking and the better scaling as well, they fit such a rig much better.
Also, while the Vertex4 is still the best Marvell implementation on the market, the 840 Pro from Samsung is superior (the best consumer SATA drive on the market), and it should cost about the same.
Also, go for an Asus board.. while the XPower II is a nice board, it's still inferior to Asus boards BIOS wise, and it does have some well documented bugs.

I am buying from Newegg Performance PC and Dazmode. I have no budget. I do not think i will be overclocking the cards atm so should a i stick with the 680s? thanks for all of your help. smile.gif
post #9 of 10
hi guys sorry to jump on this thread but i'm new here and didn't know how to create my own i'm having a similar problem with psu choice.
I'm building a new gaming rig (my friend is putting it together) i'm getting a single 690 to start but after a couple of months i will add a second one to the mix and i don't know what psu to get.

if u need i can add the rest of the pc specs:

Thank You
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by CyanideRain View Post

hi guys sorry to jump on this thread but i'm new here and didn't know how to create my own i'm having a similar problem with psu choice.
I'm building a new gaming rig (my friend is putting it together) i'm getting a single 690 to start but after a couple of months i will add a second one to the mix and i don't know what psu to get.
if u need i can add the rest of the pc specs:
Thank You
Welcome to the forum!

Any high end/premium 1KW unit should do, my first choice would be the Antec HCP 1000 Platinum, but if you can't find a well priced one (~200$), you should look at units like the following:

XFX Black Edition 1000
XFX Black Edition 1050
Seasonic XP-1000
Seasonic X-1050
Rosewill Tachyon 1000
Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000
Azza Platinum 1000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arkere View Post

I am buying from Newegg Performance PC and Dazmode. I have no budget. I do not think i will be overclocking the cards atm so should a i stick with the 680s? thanks for all of your help. smile.gif
Personally, I wouldn't contemplate building such a rig and Not overclocking it... either way, I'd go for 7970s. smile.gif

As for PSU, if you go with 7970s I'd suggest you get a 1.2KW unit, looking at newegg I see the Antec HCP 1200 is brilliantly priced (200$), and so are the FSP Aurum Pro 1200 (200$ as well) and the Kingwin Lazer Gold 1300 (200$ also).... the PCP&C Silencer MK III 1200 could be an option as well (at ~ 255$ after promo code), but both the PCP&C unit and the Kingwin unit come with only 6 (six) PCIe connectors, which is not exactly ideal for such a unit (for example, the Aurum Pro and HCP come with 8), but if you're sure you don't need the other two, it shouldn't be a problem.

If you go for 680s you don't need a 1.2KW unit, a high end 1KW one is more than plenty, I'd look for an Antec HCP 1000 Platinum at around 200$.
Edited by Original Sin - 10/28/12 at 12:11pm
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