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well it's nice to see someone with such enthusiasm and respect for the community.

I really would like you to get the below to achieve an ultimate rig.

1-PSU: you can never go wrong with SeaSonic M12II 750
2-Mobo: Asus X79 Saberbooth
3-Case:Corsair Vengeance C70
4-Coole: Corsair H100i

Most importantly: swap all fans with the Noktua NF-F Series.. best fans ever.
Noctua NF-F12

Good luck with this Awesome Build. please take pictures and make a mini build log
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post #32 of 76
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well then he needs a 650 watt supply if he is thinking about overclocking his CPU. seriously thse 3930K's are not 2500k's or even 3770k's. they really do SUCK POWER lol.

 

Alright, I guess that would probably be needed if the Titan and the overclocked 3930K are maxed out simultaneously:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_titan_3_way_sli_review,4.html

 

With one GTX Titan under full load in their power-hungry test system, their PSU pulled 372W from the wall outlet.  Their CPU was idling, so I will add 250W because you said that's how much it would pull if overclocked.  So that makes the PSU pulling 622W from the wall outlet.  If the PSU is 90% efficient while pulling 622W from the wall outlet, then that means the system is pulling 560W from the PSU if the Titan and the overclocked 3930K are maxed out simultaneously.  However, the actual gaming power draw will be closer to about 475-500W.

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Alright, I guess that would probably be needed if the Titan and the overclocked 3930K are maxed out simultaneously:

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_titan_3_way_sli_review,4.html

With one GTX Titan under full load in their power-hungry test system, their PSU pulled 372W from the wall outlet.  Their CPU was idling, so I will add 250W because you said that's how much it would pull if overclocked.  So that makes the PSU pulling 622W from the wall outlet.  If the PSU is 90% efficient while pulling 622W from the wall outlet, then that means the system is pulling 560W from the PSU.  However, the actual gaming power draw will be closer to about 475-500W.

exactly. now we are on the same wavelength. i know gaming draw would be much less, but i still personally would go with a 650W for the peace of mind. it isnt good nearly pegging a PSU's wattage capacity.
 
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There's a big difference between a no-name 550W power supply that came over on a slow boat from China and that Seasonic unit. It can power any Intel system with a single GPU without a hitch. Now if you were going to be running an overclocked FX-8350 with dual 7970 GHz Edition cards, you might need something more.
     
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Sometimes I wonder why I bother making PSU recommendations.  I back up what I recommend with facts.  I don't make guesses and I don't post my opinions.

TwoCables. You owned my respect ever since i was a member of this forum. Just don't pay attention to every judgmental person on the forum. you will get sick.

Dear srsparky32: If Flames means nothing, Then number of posts should.. You don't just simply try to trash someone with over 45000 Posts in 7 years, that's like 6500 post a year which is like 200 post a day. If he was BLIND.. i'm sure he has more knowledge than most of us specially me. so loosen up mate. we are all here to just help fellow ocn members.
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exactly. now we are on the same wavelength. i know gaming draw would be much less, but i still personally would go with a 650W for the peace of mind. it isnt good nearly pegging a PSU's wattage capacity.

 

A PSU like the 550W SeaSonic G Series can deliver 550W "24/7" if it's ever needed, just as long as its internal temperature stays at or below 50°C.  If it goes higher than 50°C, then its continuous capacity goes down as the temperature goes up.

 

So ok, I'm coming close to recommending the minimum here if the 3930K can pull 250W while overclocked to 4.5 GHz, however he found the 650W G Series for the same price as the 550W unit and I already told him that he should get that instead since it's the same price.

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I don't claim to be a power supply expert (other than all these years building PCs) but I always over-provision my purchase decision by 20-25% of my calculated power draw.
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According to this, the 3930K could pull 325W if overclocked to 4.7 GHz:

 

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While idling and overclocked to 4.7 GHz, they got a power draw of 200W.  As shown here in the image, their power draw while under full load at 4.7 GHz is 525W.  That's a difference of 325W, meaning the CPU is pulling 325W.

 

So yeah, if you can get the 650W G Series for $89.99 shipped, then go for it.  I don't know where you're seeing it for that price, but hey you said you found it for the same price as the 550W unit, so go for it before its price goes up.


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For CPU cooling you might want to wait for the H220 to come out. It will prob be the best all in one cooler on the market + it gives you the option to expand the loop if you ever go WC.
Case wise It's more a personal choice really. Corsair C70 / 500R, NZXT phantom 810 are all good cases.
Can't say what Mobo you should pick but can't go wrong with a high end ASUS / Gigabyte board.

My 2 cents on the PSU discussion: just go for a high end (Gold - plat) 650W PSU from a trusted brand like Seasonic, Corsair, NZXT,... Should leave you with plenty of room to OC and it only cost like 30 dollars more which if you are able to buy a Titan seems to be the least of your problem. tongue.gif
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Alright, so I read through this whole thread and I just wanted to pop in and give my opinion. I believe I have a very similar system to OP. I have a 3930k OCed to 4.1GHz and a GTX 690 with a slight OC. I tried to max out my system as much as possible and filmed it, showing my Kill-A-Watt in the process. Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjp8GCvs8Ak&feature=youtu.be

Please watch it. I tried to max out my system as much as I could. In the end, the GTX 690 would only go about 50% power load, so the reading you seeing is not 100% maxed out. This is all on a Corsair AX1200i.
    
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