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post #1 of 9
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I'm putting a computer together but I'm just left with one question (as I'm new at this). I'm sure 700 watts will probably do the trick for this one, but what once I start overclocking the CPU and GPU? Will I need more power?

I'm getting:

Quote:
Motherboard: ASRock X58 Extreme

Cpu: Intel® Core™ i7-950 Processor

Cpu Cooling: Cooler Master V10

RAM: 12 GB DDR3-1066

GPU: 2x MSI N460GTX Hawk

Case and fans: Sharkoon CFIA (with 2 120mm fans and 1 200mm fan)


Thanks in advance!
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
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Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
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OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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post #2 of 9
Indeed 700W would do it so long that it's a good unit.
Personally I generally recommend 650W for a system with two GTX 460s.
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
Indeed 700W would do it so long that it's a good unit.
Personally I generally recommend 650W for a system with two GTX 460s.
Thanks for the quick answer! Would a OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W do the trick? Or should I really have a 650? (I always thought more power was better? )
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Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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post #4 of 9
The ModXStream 700W would work but it's not the best PSU, nor is it a 700W unit. Its 12V output delivers 552W, which makes it more of a 600W unit. It doesn't even have enough PCIe connectors to support 2 GTX 460s without using Molex-to-PCIe adapters. I don't recommend it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371021 can be bought for the same price and is a much better PSU.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thx a lot! I'll go with the Antec then!
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GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
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GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
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post #6 of 9
These guys always have affordable power. No need to spend $90 for a smallish psu.






http://www.mushkin.com/$pecial.aspx
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post #7 of 9
Dont get V10...You wont even be able to take RAM out or in.
Its too big for the perfomance it gives. Get DH14/H70/H50/Megahalems.

hmm, Get Seasonic 650 Watt, its the best in class.
    
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cee View Post
Dont get V10...You wont even be able to take RAM out or in.
Its too big for the perfomance it gives. Get DH14/H70/H50/Megahalems.

hmm, Get Seasonic 650 Watt, its the best in class.
I didn't even see the Cooler Master V10 thing.
Don't get that. It's retardedly overpriced, it's massive, it's a burden on your PSU, and you would think you'd get better performance from something that uses a freaking TEC, yet it's inferior to a bunch of regular air coolers.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Dang, I already ordered it, as I had read some great reviews about it so will it really be a problem, otherwise I'll look for something to replace it in the long run?

Thx
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
AudioAudioAudio
Muse Pocket LT3  Razer Megalodon Logitech Dolby 5.1 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58 Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  2 TB Samsung HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 SSD Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 Scythe Kaze Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
3x BenQ XL2420  Philips HDTV 2x Fujitsu Siemens 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower TP-750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Razer Deathadder Razer Vespula 
AudioAudioAudio
Muse Pocket LT3  Razer Megalodon Logitech Dolby 5.1 
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