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post #11 of 34
Make sure you can redeem both rebates for the 280's.
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If you plan on ever using linux, dont get an X-FI. Just a warning.
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to put it into perspective, i have my sig rig running on a 1000watt psu with no problem. you do not need 1200 watts. save some money and apply it a 940 or watercooling.
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post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by Mmansueto View Post
to put it into perspective, i have my sig rig running on a 1000watt psu with no problem. you do not need 1200 watts. save some money and apply it a 940 or watercooling.
I have my sig rig running on 400 watts and i can overclock... so you actually only need about 550 watts for that.
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post #15 of 34
You may want to hold off until they release the 55nm refresh of the 280s. the price will drop on the 65nms, or you could pick up better hardware for the same price. either way, its a benefit to wait.
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post #16 of 34
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I have my sig rig running on 400 watts and i can overclock... so you actually only need about 550 watts for that.
yes, but my sig rig takes FAR more energy than yours does. recommended by intel is a 1200 watt for my skulltrail system. i was only saying that to him to show him that his system will not need that much power.
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post #17 of 34
Thread Starter 
those are supposed to release in january? the 55nm gtx280s?

I've thought about doing the 4870x2 route, but like the support for nvidia / evga so might stick with them. idk yet.

I don't know exactly how much power i'll need, but i plan to run

i7 proc OC'd to 3.6/3.7
two 280s
two dvd drives
atleast four hdd (two raid)
fan controller
maybe floppy/card reader
decent amount of fans, around 15
sound card
6gb ram
idk what else, can't think of anything. I've seen some posts about people not having enough power with a 1000W PS, which worries me.

I'll compare the 1000W corsair with the silverstone and see the differences/advantages of going with corsair. besides saving $40-50
Edited by Azrael69420 - 12/20/08 at 11:35pm
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Quote:
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I've seen some posts about people not having enough power with a 1000W PS, which worries me.

linky?
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post #19 of 34
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linky?
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We had two GeForce GTX 280s on hand and a plethora of SLI bridges, so we of course had to run them in SLI. Now remember that a single GTX 280 uses more power than a GeForce 9800 GX2, and thus two of them is going to use a lot of power. It was so much power in fact that our OCZ EliteXStream 1000W power supply wasn't enough. While the SLI system would boot and get into Windows, we couldn't actually complete any benchmarks. All of the power supplies on the GTX 280 SLI certified list are at least 1200W units. We didn't have any on hand so we had to rig up a second system with a separate power supply and used the second PSU to power the extra GTX 280 card. A 3-way SLI setup using GTX 280s may end up requiring a power supply that can draw more power than most household circuits can provide.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3334&p=19


He is looking at about 840w under load w/ overclock. I would recommend he stay with the suggested Silverstone in the op.
Edited by Woundingchaney - 12/21/08 at 2:41pm
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post #20 of 34
Azrael69420, get a 300GB WD Velociraptor HDD. It's 10,000 RPM, very quick. The caviar is great for data, pics, and video as the alternate HDD.
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