Ok, well my CPU under DICE at 5Ghz, and with my 5870, and 1 hdd, i maxxed out my old OCZ Zseries 650W PSU. So im thinking a CPU alone can easily pull 400W+ at 6.5+ and have been told this on more than one occasion and thats why im worried about multiple rails, not being able to supply the power. That leaves 800W for GPU's and the rest, of which i want headroom. I have another 5870 i can lend for bench session etc. so...
And once bulldozer is out, im hoping the the ROG boards will have 4 PCI-E slots to run quad crossfire at benching sessions.
So that is why i want the headroom.
That said, I cannot see a Corsair PSU being less efficient or of lower quality than an Antec one.
Agreed, they are pretty much on par with each other, but as mentioned, I need 100% modularity. Not even the 24pin ATX connector must be fixed.
I"m a huge fan of single rails... PC Power & Cooling use it and they're the best....YEAH. I can't wait to scrap mine and buy the Corsair 1200W.
BTW.. my Corsair 750W powered my i7 920@ 4.4GHz and two GTX295's in quad-SLI also OC'd.... 25/7 stable in every burn/benchmark... single rail= win.
Lol, he obviously has not read this thread
, and hence the other side of my concern.
I need a high wattage rail for the CPU, but at the same time not too high to do this, AARRRGGGG, why can they make a customizable rail system, so i can have like 8 rails on a day to day basis, and for a OC session, drop it down to liike 2 massive rails, and then just change it back afterwards...Edited by SystemTech - 2/20/11 at 9:17pm