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My PC is overdue for an upgrade and I think it's about time to just replace the whole thing. I can't afford to do it all at once so I'll be doing it part by part over a few months. I should be able to have it done before the end of the year. It'll mainly be used for gaming, video editing and some light graphic design for websites. Maybe a little 3D modeling and animation, but not frequently. I'm not really into modding, but I do want to try my hand at some red cable sleeves and a custom water loop for the GPU's, mobo and CPU because why not? I wanted to run it by people more knowledgeable than me and get some opinions before I start ordering stuff.

Motherboard: Maximus VI Formula
CPU: Core i7-4770k (from what I hear it overclocks to about 4.6ghz)
PSU: AX1200i
GPU: 2 GTX 780ti's in SLI
Case: Obsidian 750D
RAM: 16gb Vengeance Pro
HDD: Black Series WD2003FZEX
SSD: Neutron Series GTX
Edited by Pixelmancer - 3/12/14 at 6:48pm
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Welcome to OCN

Do you have those parts or want them?

If you want them then 1200 watts is massive overkill unless you are going with 4 video cards

You dont need more then 750 watts for that system unless you are going to overvolt the cards

Also a EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watts would be a better option then any Corsair PSU
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Hi and welcome. Nice specs there mate. I agree with Shilka that a 750w will save you some 2cents.gif and still provide you with plenty of power. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Welcome to OCN

Do you have those parts or want them?

If you want them then 1200 watts is massive overkill unless you are going with 4 video cards

You dont need more then 750 watts for that system unless you are going to overvolt the cards

Also a EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watts would be a better option then any Corsair PSU
I know nothing about PSU's. I was just doing what the PSU calculator told me to. It said 1100 so I figured 1200 would be enough to run the pump, some lights and maybe a fan control. Since multiple people agree about the PSU being too much I'll go ahead and look for a cheaper one. What's wrong with Corsair PSUs for the record? I've liked the Corsair products I've used in the past, but I never tried one of their PSUs. I plan to OC the hell out of it once I get my liquid cooling installed so do I need more power for that? Probably a stupid question, but I'm a total noob at overclocking. I have built several systems though. And no I don't have the parts yet. I was just posting what I was planning on getting to work out problems like the PSU before I wasted money. I planned to start with the PSU next month so it's a good thing I asked. My current one has a dead fan. It surfs the internet just fine, but if I try to play games it makes a scary smell. doh.gif

Edit: What about this PSU? AX860i It's still more than you guys think I'll need, but it's way cheaper than the other one and I don't want to have to worry about not having enough power in the future.
Edited by Pixelmancer - 3/12/14 at 7:30pm
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It's because their overpriced and you can get the same or even better quality for the lower price.

These two are good.

EVGA SuperNova G2 750 or CoolerMaster V700 (Not 100% sure if 700W is enough).

The only thing I bought from Corsair was a computer case and a usb, usb failed after 15 seconds of being used, getting it replaced anyway.

You could get someone to replace the fan, well someone that is experienced in working in the inside of a PSU, because power supplies can still carry a fatal amount of electricity even when unplugged, it is possible to drain out the power before doing so. The scary smell is most likely the overheating in the power supply, because playing games puts more load on the graphics card and CPU therefore adding more wattage being used causing the PSU to heat up more.
Edited by benjamen50 - 3/12/14 at 9:41pm
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It's because their overpriced and you can get the same or even better quality for the lower price.

These two are good.

EVGA SuperNova G2 750 or CoolerMaster V700 (Not 100% sure if 700W is enough).

The only thing I bought from Corsair was a computer case and a usb, usb failed after 15 seconds of being used, getting it replaced anyway.

You could get someone to replace the fan, well someone that is experienced in working in the inside of a PSU, because power supplies can still carry a fatal amount of electricity even when unplugged, it is possible to drain out the power before doing so. The scary smell is most likely the overheating in the power supply, because playing games puts more load on the graphics card and CPU therefore adding more wattage being used causing the PSU to heat up more.
EVGA doesn't have anything between 750w and 1000w, or at least not on Newegg. I think an extra $50 is worth it for platinum certification and an extra 110w compared to the EVGA. I'd rather not use Coolermaster since I don't have any experience with them and this is an unusually expensive build for me so I only want to use parts I trust.

It's probably obvious, but I got screwed pretty bad by Zotac build before last and it's given me some trust issues with unfamiliar brands. I also had some pretty serious driver issues that took months to get fixed with the only piece of XFX hardware I owned. These days I restrict myself to Western Digital, EVGA, MSI, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingwin and Corsair since I know there won't be any major disasters with those brands.

And I was aware of the capacitor issue. That's one of the reasons I'm not going to try to replace the fan. Another is that I'm planning to SLI so I need a better PSU anyway. Finally, as long as I have to take everything apart for a new case I might as well save myself some work and swap out the PSU at the same time. That's the agenda for April, the case and PSU.

After that probably one of the GPU's. Then I'll do the mobo, RAM and CPU all at once. Then the SSD and HDD. Then the other GPU. Then once everything else is done I'll start on the water cooling and the cable mods. I can only spend about $400 a month on it (and I'm donating plasma just to afford that much) so it'll take a few months. On the bright side hopefully prices will come down some before I'm done.

By the way, thanks for letting me know about the PSU problem you two. That saved me $200. thumb.gif Just can't trust those lying PSU calculators, apparently.
Edited by Pixelmancer - 3/12/14 at 11:03pm
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http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=94405&vpn=220-G2-0750-XR&manufacture=eVGA
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=94404&vpn=220-G2-0850-XR&manufacture=eVGA

Dont bother with a Corsair AXi you would be paying 40$ more for a PSU thats not better then the EVGA SuperNova G2

Also Cooler Master V is the same PSU as the AX760/AX860 its just cheaper

Another thing you should know is EVGA Cooler Master and Corsair and pretty much everyone else do not make what they sell

So if you want a Corsair because it says Corsair on the box you are not getting a Corsair made PSU anyway so whats the point of paying you dont get anything for that amount of money you pay

If you like doing that you might as well buy Apple
Edited by shilka - 3/13/14 at 5:34am
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You know how you said the Cooler Master V is the same PSU as the AX760/AX860

Does this mean that the Cooler Master V 700 is actually capable of pumping 760 Watts, meaning that it can handle more than its rated for?
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You know how you said the Cooler Master V is the same PSU as the AX760/AX860

Does this mean that the Cooler Master V 700 is actually capable of pumping 760 Watts, meaning that it can handle more than its rated for?

No i meant it was the same KM3 platform used so its the same unit more or less just use another fan and is rated for 50 watts lower

Not sure why CM picked 700 and not 750

I won't recommend you push any PSU beyond what its rated for unless you are trying to kill it
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Wat do you do with the pc?do you use any professional application like the ones used for video editing,image editing,3d rendering,etc?
What games do you play?what do you want from the pc?(fast storage,high graphical settings,overclock,etc)
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