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but the title said unlimited!!! misleading title !! hehe didnt have enough time to read the whole post, so many pages so i just went to last page.
Yeah, I cut it down to about $4,000 because that's probably all I need to purchase top-of-the-line components anyway. Anything beyond that would increase costs exponentially while diminishing performance return, so $4k is enough.

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Regarding the ASUS Striker Extreme mobo...

I was doing some research on the ASUS forums on the Striker Extreme mobo, and there seems to be a correlation between those individuals running 1000w power supplies with those that have experienced success with this board. Even the guys on the forums seem to agree with this. The prolems with this board seem to affect those running pws in the 750w range.

Anyway, I was thinking about purchasing the Thermaltake Toughpower 750w pws, but after reading the forums, I will definitely upgrade to 1000w. I may be running dual GTX's inthe future anyway, so what the heck.

What do you guys recommend for a 1000w pws?

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post #163 of 206
I'd say Silverstone:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256010

Just if you're interested, I also linked you the 850W version. That one should be more than powerful enough (even with two 8800's).
    
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I'd say Silverstone:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256010

Just if you're interested, I also linked you the 850W version. That one should be more than powerful enough (even with two 8800's).
What about the Real Power Pro 850W?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...C-pr1c3grabb3r

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Since the Silverstone and the Coolermaster are the same price, I'd pick the brand with the best reputation. That's Silverstone by far!

Thus, I stick with my Silverstone recommendation.

Do note that the 850W silverstone is the one K|ngP|n used when setting his 23k score in 3DMark06 (with an X6800 under liquid nitrogen, and SLI-ed 8800GTX's)
    
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OK, then I'll go with the Silverstone. I trust your opinion as you are a veteran in this forum anyway. :-D

Hey, by the way, I was searching on newegg for 120mm case fans for the Nvidia CM Stacker 830 case. There are so many different brands, and they are all inexpensive, so does it really matter which brand I select? What do you recommend? I really want quiet fans because I intend to use 9 120mm fans for the case.

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Look for fans that are quiet (low dB) and push a good amount of air (high CFM).

Again (and no, I don't have any affiliation with them!), Silverstone is a good one, although not the cheapest.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835220014
    
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Thanks bro! I'm learning so many new things about the inner workings of a PC ever since I kicked of this thread.

So I guess RPM is irrelevant. The CFM determines how much air it pulls out of the case.

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Correct. CFM is more important than RPM. Of course, high RPM fans generally push more air, but only if they're well designed (angle and shape of the blades, etc).

Also, you might want to consider a fan controller. I believe the Silverstones come with small controllers per fan, and you will want them, since the 34dB is a little noisy, and if you tone them down a bit, you'll still have good flow (80CFM or so.. .depending how far you tune them down).

I seriously need a few of those myself..>LOL
    
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The Silverstones come with controllers to adjust the fan speed, so I'm good to go on that.

I'm looking at the Raptors drives on newegg, and I can't tell the difference between these two raptor drives aside from the price, can you?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136011

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012
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