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Old August 18, 2011, 10:12 PM
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Default GTX 480 SLI on Corsair TX750

I would like to know if TX750 is enough for Core i7 950 with 2 480s? Everything is at stock speed. Also, can anyone suggest a decent 1kW power supply under $200? Thanks.

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Old August 18, 2011, 10:25 PM
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No thats not enough, I blew my cp-850 with i7 950 and gtx 470's. Hmmm well check this one, this is what I would really get:

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX1000W 1000W ATX 12V 80A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - Corsair - CMPSU-1000HX - in Canada

And if you wanna save some money and go with quad rails, instead of a single 12v rail then try this:

NCIX.com - Buy Enermax ERV1020EWT REVOLUTION85+ 1020W ATX12V 24PIN & PCI-E Power Supply - ENERMAX - ERV1020EWT - in Canada

If you don't care about you hardware and you really wish they die fast then you got yourself a 1000 watt powersupply under a 100:

NCIX.com - Buy OCZ B-Stock Refurb Elitexstream 1000W ATX12V 24PIN ATX SLI Ready Power Supply 120MM Fan Black - OCZ Technology - OCZ1000EXS-B - in Canada
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youll push perhaps 250w + (2 x 275w-325w) for the cards so itll be weak. i would consider the 850w or better though.

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Thanks for the replies. Is HX1000 enough for overclocking my system. I would like to oc i7 950 to 4.0GHz and tiny overclock on 480s.
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Old August 18, 2011, 10:41 PM
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Yes, it will be more than enough for Ocing both your cards and your cpu and will still leave you some headroom. You dont ever want to run your components where they have your psu either running at max or coming close to the max, you wanna always give some headroom. I didnt know about it as well, but I learnt the hard way and lots of people here helped me understand.
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Found a better deal.

Buy this one, it's a single rail desigh and it's from silverstone:

NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Strider 1000 Plus 1000W Modular Power Supply ATX 24PIN 135mm Fan 80A 80+ Silver Black - Silverstone Technology - ST1000-P - in Canada
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I'm going with HX1000. Thanks everyone. Just a quick question, Can Scythe Ninja 3 handle i7 950 @ 4.0GHz? Thanks again.
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I'm going with HX1000. Thanks everyone. Just a quick question, Can Scythe Ninja 3 handle i7 950 @ 4.0GHz? Thanks again.
Haven't looked at any reviews for the 3rd Ninja, but I would say it's safe to assume it could do so quite adequately. Noise would be another question.

8 heatpipes, so thermal saturation won't be an issue and the Ninja design is tried and true and is often used as a passive heatsink.
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overclocking should prove interesting. expect around 700 watts for the 480's and another 300 for the rest..or more? :)
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I personally love this one below. Just throw a couple of Noctua 1300 rpm fans in a push pull config and you have an awesome air cooler:

NCIX.com - Buy Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B CPU Heatsink Cooler LGA1156 LGA1155 LGA1366 LGA775 - Prolimatech - Megahalems Rev. B - in Canada
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