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Old August 19, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Default Which option is better?

I have an i7 950 processor and 2 GTX 480 cards in SLI. My plan is to overclock the 950 to 4GHz and 480s to 800MHz. I have $250 to spend. Here are my options:

Corsair HX1000 PSU + Scythe Ninja 3 CPU Cooler


Corsair TX950 PSU + Noctua D-14 CPU Cooler

I wanted to know if TX950 is enough to overclock CPU and GPUs. Thanks
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Old August 19, 2011, 08:14 AM
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Why not option C)
HX1050 + Hyper 212+ ? It will net you probably as good results as the Ninja and cost 10 bucks or so less. Hell drop a SECOND fan on it and it will certainly do as good or better. Stacking heatpipes on top of heatpipes is foolish and mainly a e-peen extender.

Stretch your budget by ten bucks get the HX1050 and a Prolimatech which is on sale for ten bucks more than the ninja. ;)
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or E)
Relaize that two 480s plus a 950 will NOT need 950 watts of power.... and go with something like the Corsair AX750 / AX850 (or seasonic X series) + Prolimatech
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Old August 19, 2011, 08:20 AM
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Yah 850w would do it for 2x 480 but really I would never recommend getting just enough power for any system. That is unless you dont mind upgrading the PSU again if you upgrade the GPUs down the road. Plus running a psu at close to max capacity is going to decrease the lifespan of it over time. Good recs from akg, listen to him he is the cooler guru.
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Old August 19, 2011, 08:47 AM
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thanks for replies AkG and Eldonko, going with HX1050 and saw Noctua D-14 on sale for $55 bringing the total to $255.
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