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I was previously planning to build a desktop based on an i7 980x / 3 GTX 480's, but I ended up taking the EVGA SR-2 / Dual 6-core Xeon route. I currently have one Corsair HX1000 (1000w) and one Thermaltake TR2 500w and I don't think that's going to have nearly enough power for this rig. Here's what it is going to need to power:

- EVGA SR-2

- (2) Xeon X5680's @5.4Ghz ~1.6v

- (3) Highly Overclocked GTX 580's

- 48GB RAM (12x4GB) @ 2000mhz

- 8 OCZ Vertex SSD's

- Intel RSBL2080 RAID Card

- (6) 1TB 7200RPM HDD's

- (3) 100GB 10,000RPM HDD's

- An SCSI RAID card

- Asus Xonar Essence STX Sound Card

- Pioneer Blu-Ray Read/Write drive

- Standard High-Speed DVD Read/Write drive

- (2) Powerful Water Pumps for the Chilled Water Loop

- And a plethora of other accessories like case lights and fan controllers.


I think I'm going to sell the TR2 and get another 1000w PSU


Thanks!
    
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post #2 of 53
A quality 1200W would do the job. Say, the Corsair AX1200 or Antec HCP-1200.


EDIT: Actually, reading through that again, I'm not sure. Something like the HCP-1200 would be the place I'd start at least.
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post #4 of 53
1500 should be enough, i mean you cant go wrong with 2kw though!
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post #5 of 53
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
A quality 1200W would do the job. Say, the Corsair AX1200 or Antec HCP-1200.


EDIT: Actually, reading through that again, I'm not sure. Something like the HCP-1200 would be the place I'd start at least.
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Originally Posted by twich12 View Post
1500 should be enough, i mean you cant go wrong with 2kw though!
Thanks for the suggestions. It's just that each CPU is going to take up ~350w on load, so that's close to 50% of the total DC power output. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I was thinking that since the CPU's take up 700w+ total and the GTX 580's would take up (300w?) each since they are going to be overclocked a lot with a significant voltage increase. So 700+300*3=1600w, and that's just for the CPU's and GPU's. Again though, please correct me if I am wrong on that.
    
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post #6 of 53
assuming your wall can suply it, the HCP1200 can do up to 1700w
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post #7 of 53
Keep your HX1000 and get another 1200w psu AX1200 or HCP-1200(like Phaedrus said ).
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post #8 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post
Keep your HX1000 and get another 1200w psu AX1200 or HCP-1200(like Phaedrus said ).
2200w is not needed
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post #9 of 53
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post
Keep your HX1000 and get another 1200w psu AX1200 or HCP-1200(like Phaedrus said ).
Wasn't Phaedrus saying to just use an HCP-1200 only?

Sorry for the confusion.
    
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Are you planning on doing the CGI for Lord of the Rings 4 lol
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