Gamedaz, I read your posts and immediately facepalm. You've asked for peoples advice about a RVZ01 build before, and people have given you some great advice (myself included), and yet you insist on just going ahead with building your rig as you see fit.
I don't have a problem with people like yourself building your own systems however you want to build them, but I do have an issue when people like yourself ask for assistance, then totally disregard any assistance you've been given.
If you don't want to take other peoples advice on board, don't ask for their advice.
Originally Posted by Gamedaz
*Seems like the non Rear exhaust GPUs can have a better effect on overall temps as well
> I'm still testing my Gainward Phantom 780 ti> but will see how it behaves with a game load for a few hours at least.
* Has anyone heard any reviews on the 600w Silverstone psu> I'm waiting for that release> the Gainward Phantom model seems to be shutting down the 450w model PSU
> probably because it's overclocked > but I can't wait to test it out some more> 3 fans + 2 case fans = Bliss cool temps possibly with proper PSU.
Everything you've just spoken about has been previously addressed.
Originally Posted by fleetfeather
You're more than welcome to wait for the newer unit, however people have shown you evidence that the 450w unit can handle a 780 Ti.Perhaps more concerning is that you're going to try use a custom-cooled 780 Ti in such a restricted case. You should really be looking at a reference 780 Ti instead
Originally Posted by fleetfeather I'm not concerned with the case's ability to draw air towards the aftermarket cooler on the Phantom, but rather that the used, heated air will be circulating around the rest of the system instead of being exhausted out the rear of the card.
I very seriously doubt you'll pull 450watts with whatever system you intend to use. You won't be overclocking that GPU due to the lack of extra cooling provided by the RVZ01
, and you wont be doing high-voltage overclocking on the CPU due to the lack of space for high-TDP coolers. If you want to do some sort of highly overclocked system actually requiring 50A on the 12v rail, getting a different case with more airflow and support for larger heatsinks would be a better option
. Let me demonstrate below:
1. A reference GTX 780 Ti system draws 380w in Unigine Valley at the wall.
2. Efficiency for the SFX 450w PSU we're talking about is roughly 90%
3. Factoring in PSU efficiency, 380w * 90% = 342w...
4. The system is therefore requiring the PSU to produce 342w
in the hardest, real-world, scenario almost any gamer would come across.
5. Regarding Amps, 342Watts * 12Volt (you're using the 12 volt rail) = 28.5Amps
The system is therefore requiring the PSU to produce 28.5A
on the 12Volt rail.