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post #1 of 7
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Hi!

Do to the ammount of noise from my 6y old computer and the fact that its slow on everything I'm bying a new.
My wife is nagging about that it needs to be quiet. I was wanting another build than this one, but I do love my wife smile.gif

So this is the build:

Corsair Obsidian 550D (Midi Tower)
Corsair XMS3 1866Mhz 16GB Vengeance
Corsair H100 Hydro Series
Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W PSU 80 Plus Platinum
Gainward GeForce GTX 670 2GB PhysX CUDA (915Mhz)
Gigabyte GA-X9-UD3 Socket-2011 (ATX)
Intel Core i7-3820 Processor Socket-2011 (ofc) QuadCore 3.6Mhz


So, what do you think?

Cabinet is the biggest and most silent one I could find (that is available in Norway).
PSU because I never want to turn off my computer (or almost never)


Please give any tips or anything I've missed. I was thinking of an 800w PSU, but this build probably will go over 900. If I haven't calculated wrong.


For those who are interested, this was my previous dreambuild:

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz 32GB CL10
Corsair H100 Hydro Series
Corsair AX 1200i, 1200W PSU
Intel® Core i7-3930K Processor
MSI Big Bang-XPower II, Socket-2011
Gainward GeForce GTX 690 4GB PhysX CUDA
Gainward GeForce GTX 690 4GB PhysX CUDA

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Keep comments clean and do give both positive and negative smile.gif

Jes.
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post #2 of 7

The capacity of the PSU doesn't have to be high in order to be safe for leaving your system on 24/7.  Your build as it is would be more than fine with a quality-made 450W power supply.

 

If you wanted to Fold or do BOINCing 24/7, then I would recommend a quality-made 550W unit.

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post #3 of 7
looks pretty nice but like 2cables said that PSU is MASSIVE overkill.
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post #4 of 7
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Really?

Ok then, lets see what I can find for a replacement.
I guess saving a bit more money wouldn't hurt either wink.gif

Is the difference between bronze, silver, gold big?

Here's one of each:


GOLD:
Corsair HX 650W PSU
ATX 12V V2.31, 80 Plus Gold, Modular, 2x 6+2-pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 4x Molex

SILVER:
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Silver, Modular, 3x 6+2pin PCIe, 3x 8pin PCIe, 12x SATA (850W was the lowest)

BRONZE:
Corsair TX 650W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Standard. 2x 6+2-pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 140mm Vifte
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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Googled it myself.

These are my options:

Corsair TX 650M, 650W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular. 2x 6+2-pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 4x Molex

Silver Power SP-S650M 650W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 4x 6+2pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 7x Molex

XFX ProSeries XXX Edition 650W PSU
ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 4x 6+2pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 5x Molex, 1x FDD

Any opinions on that?
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post #6 of 7

The only difference between the 80+ certifications is just how efficient the PSU is, which is referring to how much power is lost as heat during the conversion from the raw power from the wall outlet to the usable power for the computer.  So, it is completely unrelated to the PSU's capacity.

 

Anyway, your Google Fu is impressive.  Any of those PSUs would be ok.  However, you can still spend less money on a quality-made 450-550W unit.

 

Here's an incomplete (but long) list of recommended PSUs:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

Although, if you want to add a 2nd GTX 670, then you'd be better off sticking to 650W units because it would be easier to find one at a reasonable price that has 4 x 6-pin PCI-E cables (or 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E cables).  I mean, there are some 550W units out there that have 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E cables, but they can cost about $150 USD.

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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #7 of 7
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Then I'm ordering it! Thanks for helping out TwoCables smile.gif

I'll post a picture when its finished.
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