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Originally posted under the GPU section... then was correctly pointed to where this req woulc be best.

Ok, looking for a bit of advice on a new build. I have two reference 6950's inbound for it, am am planning (6 month or so) to go quad. My plans are to to thow them on a R3E mobo an in a HAF x case. The processor will be either a 980 or 990 (i want to stay with the 1366 chip).

The question I have is, what PSU is out there that will run 4 gpu's without having to get adapters for the power heads. I'm also thinking of running me gtx 280 for physix (using an old driver?).

Although i'm gonna run on air at first, I do plan on moving into water cooling im the future. Same with oc'ing. Gonna start in small steps at first, so the psu will need to support. (Water coolong will most likely be mostly external).

Before someone asks, 'why?'. Im currently an elex tech with the navy and this machine will serve a couple of purposes... It will be a retirement gift to myself, gives me something familiar to tinker with after retirement, and will last a long time into the future. I also do some high end video (family stuff) and the extra power would be nice.

I originally planned just an upgrade, but I think the ild macine will work well for the kids when they get old enough.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 13
A good 1000W unit would be ample for that, but your requirement for a PSU with 8 PCIe connectors severely limits your options.
Anyway, off the top of my head, here are some options:
Antec HCP-1200
Silverstone ST1200-G
Enermax Galaxy Evo 1050W and 1250W
Enermax Revolution 85+ units 1000W and above
Also the Sapphire Pure PSU units 1000W and above (same internals as the Enermax Revolution85+ units)
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I vote for the Antec or the Enermax(s). Enermax is typically a bit pricey though...
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The AX1200 is fine but it doesn't have 8 PCIe connectors.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub View Post
The AX1200 is fine but it doesn't have 8 PCIe connectors.


Job Done!
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post #7 of 13
From the OP:
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The question I have is, what PSU is out there that will run 4 gpu's without having to get adapters for the power heads.
So... the AX1200 won't do
post #8 of 13
Siverstone Strider Gold ST 1200W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256069
or Strider Gold ST 1500W
Review...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory5&reid=175
the 1500w is the best you can get right now I believe,the 1200w is more than enough.
EDIT:
also this new man. Thortech has a great unit as well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817144003
Edited by Redwoodz - 4/18/11 at 9:11am
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub View Post
From the OP:


So... the AX1200 won't do


ok try this

antec truepower quattro 1200w

http://www.antec.com/pdf/manuals/TPQ...0Manual_EN.pdf
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post #10 of 13
I wouldn't get the TPQ-1200, it's an extremely noisy unit, and it's rather outdated.
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