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post #1 of 70
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Hi there!
I am planning a build in the BitFenix Prodigy (Yes another thread about it). And was wondering what wattage, brand and model I should get.

Corsair Carbide 200R build instead. I will make my own cover, so the outsides of the PSU don't matter. I do need modulair though.

System specifications:
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k
CPU Cooling: Corsair H100i Custom Loop
GPU: GTX780 / R9 290X / GTX 690 (Can get one for €350 ($475,37)) MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti
RAM: Geil Dragon RAM Corsair Dominator 1600MHz 16GB (two dimms of 8GB)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA Z87N WiFi Asrock Z87 Extreme 6
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
HDD: Western Digital Green Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3TB
Fans:
-4x Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition (H100i radiator)
-12x Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition
-1x yet tot be chosen 230mm fan (maybe soms advice there?)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH224DB


Now that that's (allmost) all clear, let's talk about the specific dimensions of PSU that will fit.
The length of the PSU cover, witch has the motherboard on top, is 180mm. BitFenix' website states the maximum PSU length tot be 160mm but I'm afraid the cables will break fitting them.


In the future I will add another 780Ti so the wattage I want is 720-760W. Also length is no issue anymore.
Any advice is welcome!

Thanks in advance
TTheuns
Edited by TTheuns - 2/19/14 at 2:02am
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post #2 of 70
Unless you are going to overvolt all you need is a 550 watts

Where are you from and what can you spend on the PSU?
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post #3 of 70
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Is 550Watts enough for those high end graphics cards?

I am from the Netherlands and would be comfortable around €150 ($203,73), since this is the price for a Corsair AX860. That's what I was originally planning for a build.
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post #4 of 70
Yes it is unless as said you overvolt

And you dont need an AX860 even for two 290x cards

I said Cooler Master V550S its pretty small but is not loud like many small PSU´s are
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post #5 of 70
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Will head over tot Cooler Master and check it out.
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post #7 of 70
look at anandtech's review of the Sapphire custom cooled (and OC'ed) R290X here and see the max power draw when running FurMark. It's only just over 400W. Unless you're planning on going SLI / X-fire at a later date, you won't need any more than the 550W stated.

Seasonic's G-Series is a pretty good place to start.
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post #8 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by seraph84 View Post

look at anandtech's review of the Sapphire custom cooled (and OC'ed) R290X here and see the max power draw when running FurMark. It's only just over 400W. Unless you're planning on going SLI / X-fire at a later date, you won't need any more than the 550W stated.

Seasonic's G-Series is a pretty good place to start.

Cooler Master V550S is 140mm Vs the 160mm of the Seasonic G its also better in most areas

And its cheaper most places as well

And last while the fan might not be super quiet at full seed the fan in the V550S is really strong and well made

No the fan is not going to run at full speed
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post #9 of 70
Wow - didn't realise the CM was only 140mm long. will look at it when i get around to building that mITX i've been planning for oh so long...
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post #10 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by seraph84 View Post

Wow - didn't realise the CM was only 140mm long. will look at it when i get around to building that mITX i've been planning for oh so long...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/V550S/
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