Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
A 2000w power supply would only be required for extreme cooling when heavily overclocked or if used with AMD's Vega cards.
Originally Posted by magnek
It's a joke.
It may not be a joke, the board does have two 24-pin ATX connectors, so it depends on what you want to do with it, as Intel says:
Intel tells us that the second power supply is really only needed for pushing the edge for waterchillers and LN2 cooling,
Anyway, one 2000w PSU is enough (and desirable, to run closer to max. efficiency) if you want to have a fully featured system on traditional custom water cooling. I fully expect people who will actually be going forward with putting together a system like this for status to go all in, I mean, if you already lost your mind, at least lose it properly.
- That means putting both the CPU and GPUs under custom water, probably with separate radiators and powerful fans;
- Use a generous amount of high-speed DDR4, anything less than 4000 Mhz is pedestrian at this level. So, at least 48 GB of RAM on the six channel interface;
- Overclock the CPU to at least 4.3 Ghz on all 28 cores, preferably 4.5 Ghz; more seems like it needs a water chiller.
- Use two Titan RTX's overclocked to 2 Ghz+ on water (~330w power consumption each);
- Use 4 TB SSDs in RAID, possibly also some Optane;