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Old August 27, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jari Chucks View Post
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.ASSASSIN2 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2 for a two way SLI)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (Not sure if it's too much)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
Just as a note that Windows 7 Home Premium has a soft limit of 16GB RAM max, so you may consider bumping up to Pro if you may be loading up with 4x8GB RAM in the future. I'm not familiar with Cooler Master's 1000+W power supplies, but they tend to use cheaper OEMs than other manufacturers. For SLI'd and overclocked cards you may be better off with an 850W+ and 80PLUS Gold power supply from Antec, Silverstone, Corsair, Seasonic, or a brand manufactured with some of the newer SuperFlower stuff. It looks like SLI'd 680s draw 460'ish watts maximum, so >750W looks like the sweet spot especially since you'll inevitably overclock everything on that computer.

See these PSUs [Newegg USA]:
Newegg.com - High Current Pro HCP-850 850W TX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

References:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...0-sli-review/4
ASUS GeForce GTX 680 SLI Review | techPowerUp
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