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What you need to make sure of, is how many amps you get per 12v Rail. And how many 12v Rails you have on your PSU. This will determine what you can and can't do with it. You could buy a 1200W PSU with all that power going to 1 rail and it would be completely wasted (ok, exaggeration... I dont think you could actually do this). You will need one rail for each graphics card you plan to purchase, you will need 1 rail for periphials (CD, Fans, HDD, etc), and that's pretty much how you do it. Take a look at the sticker on the side of the PSU for the graphics rail, and see how many amps you get, then you multiply amps x volts to get your watts. As long as it is right over the max TDP of the card you are golden. Everything is going the way of lower power these days, so getting right at that mark will make your PSU last practically until it burns itself out.

Hey TwoCables, can you chime in on this?

From what I've heard from Logan on TekSyndicate (youtube.com/razethew0rld), a single 12-V rail is always better than having multiple 12-V rails. Is this true, or is Chickensevil right?

I have heard a couple other people say the same thing, and it seems that companies like to advertise if they have a single rail but don't point out if they have multiples.

What's better?


Sorry if someone already pointed this out, I haven't read the whole thread.
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What soundcard should I go for? a 7.1 or a 5.1? I am a td clueless on this as well.
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What soundcard should I go for? a 7.1 or a 5.1? I am a td clueless on this as well.
Really anything will do if you're only going for a 5.1. I use a 7.2 system here tongue.gif Seriously with a budget like that i'll spend that money on something else rather than on soundcards. It's pretty pointless since if you want to upgrade from a built-in ALC898 it takes alot of money to do so to get a better sound card
BUT anyway if you're buying the Extreme11 don't bother. It's got a seriously freakin' epic soundcard built in
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Really anything will do if you're only going for a 5.1. I use a 7.2 system here tongue.gif Seriously with a budget like that i'll spend that money on something else rather than on soundcards. It's pretty pointless since if you want to upgrade from a built-in ALC898 it takes alot of money to do so to get a better sound card
BUT anyway if you're buying the Extreme11 don't bother. It's got a seriously freakin' epic soundcard built in

I just want this rig to last for years with minor upgrades. I don't think I will be upgrading if I just go from the best.
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I just want this rig to last for years with minor upgrades. I don't think I will be upgrading if I just go from the best.
It's already the best unless you want to spend 400 bucks on a freaking soundcard smile.gif
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Why do you want the AsRock Extreme 11 z79 ??
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It's already the best unless you want to spend 400 bucks on a freaking soundcard smile.gif

I probably would have as my logic in this area is

Expensive = good.
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http://www.corsair.com/900d I think I should go with that case. Any idea? Looks sexy, enough room, good watercooling environment, and good airflow.
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http://www.corsair.com/900d I think I should go with that case. Any idea? Looks sexy, enough room, good watercooling environment, and good airflow.

thats a good choice as it will work well for either water or air cooling. it wont be available for some time though. its not officially out until the 16th of this month but then everyone who gets them will be sending them off to the people who pre-ordered. i wouldn't count on being able to get one for the next couple months. you could also go with a case labs case. super high quality and amazing for water cooling if you get in to it.
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http://www.corsair.com/900d I think I should go with that case. Any idea? Looks sexy, enough room, good watercooling environment, and good airflow.
Yes, that looks to be a good case. For less money the Switch 810 is nice, but that case is better. If you really want to spend money then pick how you want it laid on the Case labs site.
Edit: I guess I was late, I will just +1 what Navynuke wrote.
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