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Check out the recommended PSU FAQ in the PSU forum. It is one of the best stickies here on OCN. To understand what a system is going to draw you can either add it up from the part specs or check out reviews. Sites like Anand will do a complete system draw chart when doing hardware reviews for GPU's. For a single card intel system it is hard to draw 400w.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 1.275vid @ 3.6Ghz Gigabyte UD3R MSI 4870 1g (852/995) 2x2gb G.Skill 1066 PC2 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250gb Barracuda/150 VRaptor Vista Home Premium 64 46" LCD HD Antec NeoPower 650w Modular 
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Antec 900 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 1.275vid @ 3.6Ghz Gigabyte UD3R MSI 4870 1g (852/995) 2x2gb G.Skill 1066 PC2 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250gb Barracuda/150 VRaptor Vista Home Premium 64 46" LCD HD Antec NeoPower 650w Modular 
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Antec 900 
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post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by KorgothOfBarbaria View Post

Definitively an overkill but the price is right and it gets whopping 83.4 Amps on a single 12 rail!

Single-rail PSUs aren't intrinsically better:
http://www.overclock.net/t/761202/single-rail-vs-multi-rail-explained/0_20
Ti-89 Titanium
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Motorola 68k @16 MHz Ti-89 HW4 256 KB 2.6 MB Flash ROM 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Ti-89 OS 3.10 LCD Dot-Matrix 160x100 4x 1.5V AAA Ti-89 HW4 Black 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro x64 Lubuntu 13.10 x64 Samsung BX2250 Logitech Illuminated 
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Be Quiet! S.P. E⁷ 600W Fractal Design Core 3000 Logitech G300 AKG K240 Studio 
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Motorola 68k @16 MHz Ti-89 HW4 256 KB 2.6 MB Flash ROM 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Ti-89 OS 3.10 LCD Dot-Matrix 160x100 4x 1.5V AAA Ti-89 HW4 Black 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro x64 Lubuntu 13.10 x64 Samsung BX2250 Logitech Illuminated 
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Be Quiet! S.P. E⁷ 600W Fractal Design Core 3000 Logitech G300 AKG K240 Studio 
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post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

You're looking at 500W PSU for single card, 650W for SLI.

I strongly recommend going with the Plextor M5S, it's a significantly better performer than the Sandforce drives and it's only $85.

Look at the charts here:



http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/ssd-charts-2012/AS-SSD-Overall-Total-Score,2792.html

Specs are calculated differently across SSDs, Sandforce-based SSDs make it look like they're top-tier looking at their rated specifications but they are beaten by latest Marvell or OCZ, Samsung controllers.

O I see I thought mushin ssd were not sandforce controllers but I was wrong. Switching it now to Plextor.
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Q6700 Asus P5N-D PowerColor HD 7950 8GB (4X2) G-skill 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X Samsung F1 500gb in Raid 0 Windows 7 Pro ASUS VH242H Logitech G510 
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Brock Sampson
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Q6700 Asus P5N-D PowerColor HD 7950 8GB (4X2) G-skill 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X Samsung F1 500gb in Raid 0 Windows 7 Pro ASUS VH242H Logitech G510 
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Corsair 750TX Cooler Master 690 Moded Logitec G500 
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Originally Posted by KorgothOfBarbaria View Post

O I see I thought mushin ssd were not sandforce controllers but I was wrong. Switching it now to Plextor.

I thought my mushkin was pretty quick. If someone can tell me how to test it I'll post results.

Just uploaded a couple of pics of my rig if you want to look at it. In my albums.
post #35 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IchibahnSLC View Post

I thought my mushkin was pretty quick. If someone can tell me how to test it I'll post results.

Just uploaded a couple of pics of my rig if you want to look at it. In my albums.

Nice Rig. I like that side panel window, and the cable management is nice. That case looks even more roomier than i thought it would be.

Thanks for uploading.

Is that Asus Sabertooth 990FX? I have been eyeballing that motherboard for quite some time now. That armour on the Intel motherboards looks interesting. I wonder if it works without using the small fans that are provided with the mobo. I like the armor because with a side panel window it would make the build look so clean.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 Asus P5N-D PowerColor HD 7950 8GB (4X2) G-skill 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X Samsung F1 500gb in Raid 0 Windows 7 Pro ASUS VH242H Logitech G510 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X Samsung F1 500gb in Raid 0 Windows 7 Pro ASUS VH242H Logitech G510 
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Originally Posted by KorgothOfBarbaria View Post

Nice Rig. I like that side panel window, and the cable management is nice. That case looks even more roomier than i thought it would be.

Thanks for uploading.

Is that Asus Sabertooth 990FX? I have been eyeballing that motherboard for quite some time now. That armour on the Intel motherboards looks interesting. I wonder if it works without using the small fans that are provided with the mobo. I like the armor because with a side panel window it would make the build look so clean.

Yeah it's the r2.0. Idk about the intel boards. Heard that the thermal armor that covers the entire board actually causes some heat issues. I do like the look though.
post #37 of 39
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As far as testing the SSD im not sure how to test for the issue. What adridu59 was saying is that there is some issue with sandforce controllers where the SSD would crash eventually(aperenly sooner) with loosing all of the data permanently. It was some hardware glitch with sandforce SF-2000 controller....(is what I saw by a quick search)
Now since Im building this for a friend Im going the safe route by using an ssd that doesn't use sandforce controllers. For me I'll probably do 2 mushkins in raid 0 and if I loose that data no big deal for me just a slight inconvenience since most of the time I have my stuff backed up.

Now I'm completely new to SSD and I'm learning slowly. What I usually use for testing the read and write speeds of the HD's is HD tune Pro(the free version only tests for read speeds) and Crystal Disk Mark does both for free. There are other programs but not sure witch one is the best for SSD's
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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Q6700 Asus P5N-D PowerColor HD 7950 8GB (4X2) G-skill 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X Samsung F1 500gb in Raid 0 Windows 7 Pro ASUS VH242H Logitech G510 
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CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core $349.99

Motherboard MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 $189.99 {MSI Z87 MPOWER Max ATX LGA1150 } $259.99

Memory G.Skill TridentX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 $163.49

Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD $234.99

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $189.99

Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB $679.99

Case Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower $149.99

Power Supply Cooler Master 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V $239.99

Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) $140.43

Monitor Asus VS238H-P 23.0" $129.99

i am looking to build a gaming pc and it is my first one could tell me please what a good gaming motherboard is thanks
post #39 of 39
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I personally like Asus Motherboards so any in that similar price range.
That powersuplly is an overkill even if you plan on using two 780 gtx's in SLI and you can get a better quality too for less money. Also I dont know if that PSU is approved for the new 4770k since it has that low power mode they are called c6/c7 modes. I do know that most power supplies made by Corsair are much better build quality and support the new 4th gen processors.

here is an example
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

the rest looks really good. If you can wait a little longer when the AMD Gpu's come out that might bring down that insane Nvidia GTX 780 price!
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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Corsair 750TX Cooler Master 690 Moded Logitec G500 
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