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i know there probably is a thread about this but i have searched as much as my eyes and head can take. i am looking at a lepa g1600. i did some youtube search's and came a cross a video explaining why i shouldn't. in short an electrical contractor went to a apartment that had issues in the room where the pc was in. he found some melted wiring in the walls and so forth. at least i think he was an electrical contractor. the reason i am looking at this monster is because i am wanting to do triple or quad sli in the future. i am currently waiting on a second titan to show up so im gonna need more power. my question is since i am renting an older single wide trailer house is it wise to get such a beastly psu and if i do will i have a risk of fire. if so what about 1200 to 1350 watt psu. are they enough.

here is my system specs.

cpu:I7 3770k. had to back it down to factiry clocks due to last psu died.

ram: corsair vengeance 16 gigs @1600MHz

motherboard:asus maximus v gene

gpu: 1 evga titan super clocked ( as stated waiting on a second.

liquid pump: swiftech mcp35x

case: alienware aurora r3( with the lights and all the gadgets)

fans: stock case fans provided by dell/alienware

rad fans: 3 noctua 120s

current psu: dell 875watt.





ps i am gutting this system and buying a new case.
post #2 of 5
What? you dont need 1600 watts for two Titans even a 1000 watts can power two of them

And yes that is with crazy OC and overvolting
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o i knew i didnt need it but i was looking at what i was wanting to build next year. buy the big psu and have it for when i was gonna need one for the next build. i didnt state that. next year i am looking at a 6 or 8 core cpu with 3 or 4 way sli. the titans will be handed down to my wife. the main question though was is there a risk of fire in an older trailer house with such a big psu
Edited by holeyguy - 3/8/14 at 2:26pm
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Yes there is. If you have a 1600W PSU (and actually use that wattage, that's a whole other thing) and you have a 120V AC line that only has a 20amp breaker it'll be close to blowing the breaker if you run anything else.

1600W is the DC output power deliverable only , you need to divide by the efficiency to get an approximate "at the wall" number.

i.e.

Each titan draws 280W tops unless you are overvolting it with skyn3t's BIOS modification.

280x4 =1120W

Add CPU, tops is 150W

swiftech mcp35x = 18W

3 Noctua fans ~ 3W

You're looking at ~1300W

So assuming you do draw 1300W DC , divide by efficiency let's say 88% conservatively (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/LEPA/G1600-MA/5.html)
= 1477W

or 12Amps on a 120V North American circuit (~80% continuous load which is the most I'd go on 15A breaker ) which is what I'm going to go off since it says Louisiana under your avatar

P.S. check your breakers
Edited by AlphaC - 3/8/14 at 5:46pm
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Wow. You just blew my mind. Lol. Thanks for the info. And shilka sorry I was a little snotty with you.
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