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Old December 1, 2011, 02:01 PM
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I am in the market for a new PSU around the 1500 watt area and in the past I have used Enermax and have had a good experience with them. But I would like to ask you what are the top PSU manufactures you would use to power/protect your hardware. btw I use the system for overclocking and gaming. Thanks.

btw I am looking for a 1500 watt psu because I used the calculator here Enermax Power Supply Calculator and that found I needed one of that size.
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Old December 1, 2011, 03:30 PM
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I can't imagine a system that actually needs a 1500W power supply unless you're running 4x GTX 580s and a dual socket motherboard.

Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic are my favourite PSU guys these days.
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Old December 1, 2011, 05:06 PM
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Thanks, yeah I was surprised when the calculator told me 1481 watts.
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Old December 1, 2011, 05:27 PM
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I am in the market for a new PSU around the 1500 watt area and in the past I have used Enermax and have had a good experience with them. But I would like to ask you what are the top PSU manufactures you would use to power/protect your hardware. btw I use the system for overclocking and gaming. Thanks.

btw I am looking for a 1500 watt psu because I used the calculator here Enermax Power Supply Calculator and that found I needed one of that size.

What are all the parts to this computer?
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Old December 1, 2011, 06:14 PM
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What are all the parts to this computer?
Yeah I'm actually curious myself to see what requires this kind of Unit.

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Old December 1, 2011, 06:18 PM
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Although I am going to build this pc with an Ivy Bridge and hopefully some 7900 series cards, I have put in the current gen of hardware to get the estimate.
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Dual 6970, 2700k will not consume 1400 watts. An 850 watt psu should easily do it.

In any case, wait for the components you want to come out, look at reviews, add up the power consumption, then buy your psu accordingly. Take into account that most reviews give total power consumption.
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Old December 2, 2011, 06:53 PM
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Yeah if the system only has vidcards, CPU, and ram: then it only comes to about a 800 watt psu. But their is a lot more than just those 3 components.
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Yeah but mate those are the 3 components that take the most amount of power.
The rest is perhaps 100W even if you have 10 HDD's and such.

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Old December 2, 2011, 11:37 PM
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Yeah 5 drives, 10 fans, 2 pumps and some little extras. the 1400 watt is with 25% capacitor aging added in also.
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