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Old June 1, 2009, 07:16 AM
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Default how much wattage?

I used a few online calc's and I dont think the results are right.

I listed the specs of my upcoming build:

-high end mobo (undecided)
-overclocked I7 cpu (hoping to get a 920 DO and push to 4 ghz)
-3x ddr3 ram, overclocked
-aftermarket sound card
-1x SSD, 1x7200 rpm drive, 2x raptor 75 gb (all sata)
-1x dvd burner & 1 x blu ray burner
-2x 275/280/285 (whatever I get the better deal on)
-watercooling loop for the cpu (not gpu's)
-6x case fans
-2x fan controllers with VFD displays
-1x card reader


I'm getting results in the 1200W + range for that setup, which seems way too high. I'm trying to figure out if 850, 950 or 1000 W is neccessary for this build (I'm leaning to 950W)
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Old June 1, 2009, 07:25 AM
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850w will be fine. Behemoth (see my sig.) only draws 800-900 watts under full load, your setup wouldn't even come close.
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Old June 1, 2009, 07:29 AM
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behomoth only draws 800-900? SWEET. haha I should only need like 400 watts compared to that! JK

PS how do you like the freezone elites?
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Old June 1, 2009, 07:31 AM
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A corsair 850W will do that no problem.
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AHAHAHA behomoth only draws 800-900? SWEET. LOL I should only need like 400 watts compared to that! LOL Jk

PS how do you like the freezone elites?
Love em, they manage to keep all 4 CPUs cool without to much trouble, mostly silent until the coolant (water) temp starts going up, then the fans ramp up a good deal (approx 30-35db by my guess). Only need to get their software fixed for 64-bit OS's.
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Love em, they manage to keep all 4 CPUs cool without to much trouble, mostly silent until the coolant (water) temp starts going up, then the fans ramp up a good deal (approx 30-35db by my guess). Only need to get their software fixed for 64-bit OS's.
BAH no 64 bit support? there goes that idea LOL
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Yeah 850W sounds fine, could always go a little higher if you wanted to tri sli in the future.
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A corsair 850W will do that no problem.
Well I'm looking at either the 1000HX from corsair or the enermax revolution +85. I'm leaning towards the enermax, but they offer 3 different sizes - 850, 950 and 1050W.
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Get the Enermax 1050 and you won't have to worry about your PSU for a long time, no matter what you throw at it.

I've been quite happy with my Corsair (see sig rig), but I'd probably get the Enermax if I were buying now.
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Again, breaking my normal 'Ultra' mould to say,

Enermax would be an Awsome Bet for you.
They are almost 90% efficent even under high Temp/Load.

The 850w has lots of Rails (not my style but still very usable).
The 1050w would keep you future proofed for a long time to come.
I'd grab one of those, they are (from what I've read) awsome PSUs

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