Originally Posted by UberDan View Post
No, just the 1...maybe I'll add a 2nd one later. I will also have 6 x 120mm fan, 2 x 140mm fans, a liquid cpu cooler pump, and another SSD and 5 mechanical hard drives, a blue-ray drive too.
I know 1000w is overkill if that's what you wanted to point out...but I always like to load my PSU around the 60% mark for best efficiency and lowest noise...
According to this, you'd get better efficiency with a slightly smaller PSU if you were to have two 780s, perhaps a good 850W PSU:
On PSU Efficiency
PSU "50% Load" Myth
Here's a quick quote that possibly sums it all up:
So you should get a PSU where your peak draw is around 50% of the PSU's load, right? No, not in most cases. Think about it: 90% of the time your computer will be idling, usually drawing only 75W-200W, depending on the computer. So you want your computer to be very efficient in that power range. Generally, you want your idle power draw to fall into ~30%-40% of the PSU's rated wattage, and your peak power draw to fall into ~70%-80% of the PSU's rated wattage.
The exception is with computers that will be under heavy load all the time, such as folding rigs. These should have the extra headroom anyway; a power supply should be chosen so that the computer is drawing ~60% of the PSU's rated wattage under folding power consumption levels. But this does not apply to computers that will be idle most of the time, like 99% are.
If you had just one 780, then a good 650-750W PSU would be a good choice.
This is all considering a possible ~300W power draw from the 4930K if you overclock it heavily."
Yeah thanks for the links, and its all good advice mostly, but I already have the PSU
It will be fine, I am aiming for low noise over efficiency... hence the be quiet PSU and fans (I didn't mention it but all the fans are also the Be Quiet brand)...I will also use an Antec 920 liquid CPU cooler with the fans replaced by be quiet PWM. This machine is mainly for general day to day stuff, and is also my media centre for movies, TV and music which is why I am aiming for low noise (the graphics card is the quiet version too). However I will be playing games too, and when I do the noise isn't as important. When I say games....I mean MS Flight Simulator with lots of add-ons and mods, and other simulators like Asseto Corsa, Star Citizen etc....but also I like to mod games like Fallout / Skyrim etc.... I rarely play standard games and for some reason I have to spend days modding the crap out of it before I play...Im weird like that ha
Anybody know about the Chip and Motherboard compatibility?Edited by UberDan - 12/5/13 at 3:35am