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I'm currently in a position where I need/want to upgrade both my server and my gaming computer.
At the moment, my server is running unRAID with some ITX board and probably the cheapest Pentium I could find at the time. Currently has 6 HDD's too, it'll need a new PSU.

I'm going to shift all the components from my current computer over to it, seriously overkill, but it could come in handy for when I need to do some Blu Ray converting and the odd game server. (Maximus Z68 Extreme and a 2700K).

I've currently got a Coolmaster Silent Pro Gold 1200W, which at the time I had the intention of SLi'ing, but instead of that, I just always end up buying a newer graphics card rather than SLi'ing. Plus it was the same price as the 1000w I nearly bought.

Moving to the new situation, I plan to have a 780, with the potential of getting another 780 at some point for my main computer, along with the Maximus Hero and a 4770k.

The server will obviously have the Z68 Maximus Extreme, the 2700k, it'll have some cheap £20/£30 graphics card. However, I can potentially add a lot (and will eventually need) more HDD's for the XL R2 case I plan to purchase. I can buy another HDD cage for where the bottom fan would normally go, which will give me 12. I'll probably throw in a Blu Ray drive, a hot swappable bay which will leave me two more slots which could probably be filled with a further 3 HDDs.
I know that power consumption for HDDs isn't much, especially not 1200w, but with little research in to the subject, I've read that HDDs depend a lot on 12v rails? Which I am led to believe the Silent Pro Gold is really good for.

Anyway, what would you do? Throw the Silent Pro Gold in the server, and purchase a new PSU for my main computer (was thinking maybe an AX860i).

Or, keep the PSU for my main rig, and purchase a new PSU for the server? If so, any suggestions?
Edited by Jawswing - 9/2/13 at 3:38pm
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Originally Posted by Jawswing View Post

I'm currently in a position where I need/want to upgrade both my server and my gaming computer.
At the moment, my server is running unRAID with some ITX board and probably the cheapest Pentium I could find at the time. Currently has 6 HDD's too, it'll need a new PSU.

I'm going to shift all the components from my current computer over to it, seriously overkill, but it could come in handy for when I need to do some Blu Ray converting and the odd game server. (Maximus Z68 Extreme and a 2700K).

I've currently got a Coolmaster Silent Pro Gold 1200W, which at the time I had the intention of SLi'ing, but instead of that, I just always end up buying a newer graphics card rather than SLi'ing. Plus it was the same price as the 1000w I nearly bought.

Moving to the new situation, I plan to have a 780, with the potential of getting another 780 at some point for my main computer, along with the Maximus Hero and a 4770k.

The server will obviously have the Z68 Maximus Extreme, the 2700k, it'll have some cheap £20/£30 graphics card. However, I can potentially add a lot (and will eventually need) more HDD's for the XL R2 case I plan to purchase. I can buy another HDD cage for where the bottom fan would normally go, which will give me 12. I'll probably throw in a Blu Ray drive, a hot swappable bay which will leave me two more slots which could probably be filled with a further 3 HDDs.
I know that power consumption for HDDs isn't much, especially not 1200w, but with little research in to the subject, I've read that HDDs depend a lot on 12v rails? Which I am led to believe the Silent Pro Gold is really good for.

Anyway, what would you do? Throw the Silent Pro Gold in the server, and purchase a new PSU for my main computer (was thinking maybe an AX860i).

Or, keep the PSU for my main rig, and purchase a new PSU for the server? If so, any suggestions?

Keep your PSU its a waste of money getting the AX860i for more then one reason
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Pretty quick reply that was.
I was thinking 1200W would be a massive overkill for the server, I'm just going on what a friend said with the 12v rail.
Also, when did PSU's get so expensive?

And yeah, if I were to keep the current one for my current rig, I'd still need to buy a new PSU for the server. Which would need good support for potentially up to 17 HDD/sata devices. (I'd probably never actually use that many, but my storage is filling up pretty fast at the minute).

Any suggestions?
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Pretty quick reply that was.
I was thinking 1200W would be a massive overkill for the server, I'm just going on what a friend said with the 12v rail.
Also, when did PSU's get so expensive?

And yeah, if I were to keep the current one for my current rig, I'd still need to buy a new PSU for the server. Which would need good support for potentially up to 17 HDD/sata devices. (I'd probably never actually use that many, but my storage is filling up pretty fast at the minute).

Any suggestions?

Well you could get a new PSU for your main rig just not a Corsair AX860i for many reasons
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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