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post #1 of 7
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I'm beginning research for a dual CPU, quad 980ti workstation. I will be 100% utilizing the graphics cards and CPUs quite frequently and for long periods of time. From what I can tell the juice I will need for this will require two power supplies. Do I have to get into splicing wires, or is there a cleaner way to do this? Can I plug the power supplies into the same outlet, or will that draw too much? Should the power supplies be identical? Below is my PCPP list at current, although I'd like to hear suggestions.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2695 V3 2.3GHz 14-Core Processor ($2278.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2695 V3 2.3GHz 14-Core Processor ($2278.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 POWER 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 POWER 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z10PE-D8 WS SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($548.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston 64GB (4 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory ($387.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston 64GB (4 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory ($387.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($297.49 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($196.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($188.49 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.59 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.59 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.59 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.59 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.59 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.59 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.59 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.59 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 Wired Standard Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse
Other: Caselabs Merlin SM8 Case ($504.95)
Other: Corsair 1000W 80+ ($159.79)
Total: $10161.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-11 15:38 EST-0500
Edited by tCoLL - 2/11/16 at 12:47pm
post #2 of 7
You should replace all those Corsair fans with some better ones as they are not really all that great.
They are not bad but they are not good either just sort of average.

If you dont care about looks there is the Noctua NF-A14 FLX 140mm fan.
There are other options as well.

Last that PSU is not bigh enough for that system so you should look at the 1200 watt or even the 1600 watt version.
And no you should avoid having two PSU´s in one system as its going to ruin your voltage regulation.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
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LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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post #3 of 7
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Well the single wasn't enough, if you look towards the bottom I have included a second one, so 2x 1000w.

Can you recommend a single PSU that can power this build?

And while I want to say looks aren't a priority, I've always had an aversion to those fans, can you recommend a second best?
post #4 of 7
There is a 2000 watt version of the Super Flower Leadex but thats for 240v regions only.
Not sure if a 1600 watt PSU can power all that.

As for fans check out what Be Quiet Phanteks and Noise Blocker.
Everyone and their moms says the Phanteks PH-F140SP are great fans, they just have one flaw and thats vibration noise when mounted in the top of a case.
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Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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post #5 of 7
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yea I have the phanteks 140SPs, and have the same vibration issue from my top fans. Other than that they're great, but I'm also watercooled. Aren't these fans designed for pushing air through radiators?

As for the power supply, you're telling me not to run dual, is it a huge issue? But there isn't a single PSU that can run all this, so wat do?
post #6 of 7
No i am not telling you not to run dual i am just saying dont expect tight voltage regulation if you run two as its pretty much going to suck.
That is if you plan on using a Add2PSU adaptor.

Phanteks showed off a new PSU splitter at CES but i dont know if you can buy that yet or how good it is.
Really you have that problem with the Phanteks 140SP as well? i talked about it in the Phanteks clubs and the OP pretty much told me to stop trolling and get lost.
Edited by shilka - 2/12/16 at 1:33am
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
sorry you're going a little beyond my PSU knowledge....voltage regulation? Meaning the power to the cards is going to vary slightly? Would it help if I ran just the GPUs off one PSU, and the rest of the system off the other? I'll look into this phanteks buisness, thanks

EDIT: Meh, that looks about splitting one powerful psu into 2 smaller systems. http://www.phanteks.com/assets/manuals/PH-PWSPR_EN.pdf
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