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980w including monitor? I find it hard to believe that sli 570s and a 1155 i7 will pull 900 watts

I think the op should go with a 1kw psu, I think even an 850 would work. 1200w seems a bit excessive

Hard for me to believe too, but let me tell you what i did. I removed OCP on both cards through the TPU /GTX500OCP command line. Then i OCed each card to 940/2200 with 1.1v each. i then OCed the CPU to 5.1ghz, and ran furmark and then IBT at the same time. The monitor read 980watts multiple times as furmark hit its maximum stress level.
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Hard for me to believe too, but let me tell you what i did. I removed OCP on both cards through the TPU /GTX500OCP command line. Then i OCed each card to 940/2200 with 1.1v each. i then OCed the CPU to 5.1ghz, and ran furmark and then IBT at the same time. The monitor read 980watts multiple times as furmark hit its maximum stress level.
980 x 0.8 = 784w.

You may have been pulling 980 from the wall but your computer was only making use of 784w. An 850 continuous would be fine, especially since furmark draws way more power than a game would.
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the bigger the monitor, the better...
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980 x 0.8 = 784w.

You may have been pulling 980 from the wall but your computer was only making use of 784w. An 850 continuous would be fine, especially since furmark draws way more power than a game would.
yes but who wants to stress their PSU like that. yea 980watts from the wall with a Gold certified PSU, jonnyguru tested and its is about 87-88% efficient at max 12v CL test. So more like 860 watts
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory2&reid=212
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yes but who wants to stress their PSU like that. yea 980watts from the wall with a Gold certified PSU, jonnyguru tested and its is about 87-88% efficient at max 12v CL test. So more like 860 watts
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory2&reid=212
I had wondered at PSU stress. Especially if I add other things like optical drives, hard drives, and front panel LCDs or something. Also I've heard that as the capacitors age the PSU provides less power over time and I want to keep this rig for at least 5 years.
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Only change I would make is the HDD. Samsung F3 Spinpoint is $30-40 cheaper and more reliable.
Thanks for the suggestion. I might just go with that brand especially if it's more reliable AND cheaper.

Looks like most people suggested going with a bigger set of monitors. It's difficult to imagine what that setup would look like with only a 17" to compare to lol. I'll try and figure out if I have enough desk space and go that route...

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Looks like most people suggested going with a bigger set of monitors. It's difficult to imagine what that setup would look like with only a 17" to compare to lol. I'll try and figure out if I have enough desk space and go that route...

Thanks for all the suggestions.
Just mount the monitors on the wall over the desk, space problem solved
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The Maximus IV is a bit overkill for 4.5 GHz. I'm running 4.3 fine on my stock P8P67. If you're getting it for looks, by all means, get it, but keep in mind it's an enthusiast's board.
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I'm a bit confused as well; 2 - 580's in SLI on a 22" monitor?

I'm running a single 580 on a 27" monitor with absolutely no slow downs in any game.
he has an x3 off to the side
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Have you considered Hitachi 2TB drives? I have two running nicely in raid 0, but then again I load all my games/programs from the SSD array, and you might not have that option.
Just figured I'd spin you a link anyway; they might suit your needs.
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