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Hey all, I recently got my hands on an awesome deal for an X79-E WS, and I'm planning on getting a 4930K soon. I've got a some questions regarding power requirements for a future Tri SLI / Crossfire setup for next gen GPUs and would like to know the recommended wattage and PSU vendor to go with. So far my RBR-1000M has been good to me for over a year so far with no hiccups and issues.

My Budget: Mid 300 Dollar range would be my max, though 200 dollar range would be a sweet deal if available.

Another question is about the Motherboard power connector question regarding the EATX12V 6pin. So far from googling, I have not found any real 6pin connector relating to the board from ASUS manual, other than 4+4 pin ESP12V and 8 pin ESP12V unless its actually a PCI-E 6 pin which I wanted clarification about. See the pic below.



Will +Rep very helpful replies. ~ Roaches

EDIT: nevermind the second question Just noticed the bottom caption on the image..
Edited by Roaches - 4/21/14 at 8:13pm
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IDK what to recommend...

But my XFX PRO1050 shuts off at 1200w on my KAW.
This is Tri-CFX R290s mildly overvolted/overclocked.
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Thanks for hint, I'll likely keep my GPUs running stock since I'm planning on getting reference blower cards as it works best with my case airflow design layout. I do like to OC my GPUs once in a while when running a benchmark and games. But my Processor will likey stay OC'd 24/7 from day one after installation.
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Thanks for hint, I'll likely keep my GPUs running stock since I'm planning on getting reference blower cards as it works best with my case airflow design layout. I do like to OC my GPUs once in a while when running a benchmark and games. But my Processor will likey stay OC'd 24/7 from day one after installation.

NP

Looking back at a 3DM score, maybe mildly was not accurate

1150/1450 , likely in the 1.26-1.28v range.
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Thanks for hint, I'll likely keep my GPUs running stock since I'm planning on getting reference blower cards as it works best with my case airflow design layout. I do like to OC my GPUs once in a while when running a benchmark and games. But my Processor will likey stay OC'd 24/7 from day one after installation.

If your keeping them at stock, then tri-sli or crossfire should be fine on your 1000w UNIT.

If your going to be overvolting and doing mid or high overclocks then you will probably need more the EVGA 1300 G2 is on sale for $160 right now, one of the best PSU on the market right now

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438011
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NP

Looking back at a 3DM score, maybe mildly was not accurate

1150/1450 , likely in the 1.26-1.28v range.

Pretty amazing score, I'm guessing 1300 Watt PSU would do justice for stability sake?

Just notice this on sale today, not sure if EVGA PSU are better than what they had before?
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NP

Looking back at a 3DM score, maybe mildly was not accurate

1150/1450 , likely in the 1.26-1.28v range.
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If your keeping them at stock, then tri-sli or crossfire should be fine on your 1000w UNIT.

If your going to be overvolting and doing mid or high overclocks then you will probably need more the EVGA 1300 G2 is on sale for $160 right now, one of the best PSU on the market right now

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438011

Problem with my unit is that it has 4x 6+2pin connectors (modular) and 2 6 pin connectors (non modular) and cables are quite short on the modular part. Which is why I'm in the market for another.

Thanks though. +Rep for the PSU sale...Bookmarked to decide later. thumb.gif
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Pretty amazing score, I'm guessing 1300 Watt PSU would do justice for stability sake?

Just notice this on sale today, not sure if EVGA PSU are better than what they had before?

The EVGA G2 and P2 series are some of the highest praised and rated units of any PSU on the market, fully modular, quiet, and very good on power.
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The EVGA G2 and P2 series are some of the highest praised and rated units of any PSU on the market, fully modular, quiet, and very good on power.

Was reading Johnny Guru's review and notice it has Capxon caps on the modular PCB board... I wonder if that's there for fail safe reasons? Should it a be a concern?
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I think I'm gonna jump on the EVGA 1300 Watt tomorrow since its night right now, did some reading around to find it favorable to my requirements, they even just announced sleeved cables kits available from their store.

Sounds like a sweet deal getting a 1300 W PSU + Sleeved cables for around $300 after taxes. Best of all their warranty.

Thanks man!
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