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Never thought shopping for a decent PSU is gonna be this hard. Any recommendation? Just to keep in mind, no money tree in my backyard.
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post #2 of 11
Do you need 850W+? That's mainly reserved for dual or tri Fermi builds.
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well, going for watercooling. And also adding a third nvidia card (perhaps GTS 240) in the future. So, tad bit worried the 750 watt might be over burdned.
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post #4 of 11
Water cooling has a negligible power draw. The pump is a 10-15W matter at most, but the main variable is the type and number of fans you use. Assuming you're using quiet, low power fans, there's really nothing to worry about. You're not planning on using these bad boys, right?
So right now if I'm reading your sig right, you've got two 6950s, right? And you want to add a GT 240? You said GTS 240, but there's no such thing -- it's either GT 240 or GTS 250. Anyway, those are pretty low power cards, and you'd be using it for PhysX anyway, meaning you'd never stress it much. It sounds to me like your 750W is fine.
post #5 of 11
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Fans will be quiet ones. Number of fans....lets see....
3 X 120 on a 360 rad (whatever comes stock)
2 X 120 on a 240 rad (not sure what - maybe gentle typhons)
1 X 120 bottom of pump (gelit quiet?)
Either 2 X 120 (gelit quiet) or 1 X 230 in front.
So, total of 7 - 8 fans.
whadyathink?

EDIT: And yes a GT 240 or whatever the 240 one is called ! lol.
Edited by Awaz - 2/24/11 at 12:55pm
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post #6 of 11
my Kingwin LZG 850w PSU is awesome! 80+ gold and 70A on 12v rail!
i got it on sale for 144 bucks on newegg. i think its a bit more expensive now but if its above your budget a Corsair 850HX or XFX 850w PSUs are really good too.

my PSU powers my rig +4 120mm fans and all my cards fine! most 850w PSUs can handle GTX275 3 way SLi and 4890 Trifire, so it should handle what your doing.
    
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post #7 of 11
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So is the verdict stick with 750 watt and save the money?
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post #8 of 11
I would stick with it
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I would save the money for now and upgrade to a high end 1000W later
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post #10 of 11
My Kingwin Lazer (non-gold) 850W is overkill for my current system, but it's also $120 at Tiger.
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