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hero1 June 17, 2013 09:26 PM

PSU Cables:Self-sleeve or Pre-sleeved
 
Hey guys. So, I want to get a new PSU, possibly one that is 1000 watts and 80+ Platinum to handle overclocked SLIs and CPU. I like the Antec HCP since Corsair doesn't have a 1000 80+ Platinum. And I want the cables sleeved to get rid of rigidity and help with the overall look of my system. I have never done cable sleeving before and I am not sure whether I should just buy the already made sleeves?

I know my current PSU can handle SLI but I like to have my cards and CPU overclocked. Overclocking will push the power envelope and I want extra headroom. Thanks for your suggestions.

Dzzope June 18, 2013 02:50 AM

Corsair have the AX960.. so close to 1000 it makes no difference.

IRQ Conflict June 18, 2013 03:08 AM

I'd recommend the SeaSonic Platinum 1000

krajee June 18, 2013 04:00 AM

If you have never sleeved before, I'd recommend AGAINST sleeving an entire power supply unless you are willing to put many hours of work into it.

Masteroderus June 18, 2013 05:56 AM

I like the corsair sleeving better than the straight up seasonic (even though some models are seasonics :haha:). They're individually sleeved. Go with the AX1200i, it'll (properly) do up to 3 way sli/xfire.

If you're doing SLI I would recommend going overkill on the PSU so that it runs cool. When you push a PSU it's simple: the fan gets turned on/up more. And the sleeving doesn't have the annoying multicolour look at the terminals.

But if you don't care about the multicolour terminals go with the seasonic, they're bulletproof!

Dzzope June 18, 2013 06:19 AM

He's only gonna pull 600w~ at full load with that rig inc a second GPU.. 1200w is a bit pointless unless you are considering tri-sli
1000w will do tri-sli but for the reasons above I would aim higher but for dual-cards then 850 - 1000w is perfect.

Looking at the AX 860 myself for dual 780's on an i7 950, which sucks allot more power than your 3570k.

lowfat June 18, 2013 04:35 PM

650W is easily enough for GTX780 SLI + 3930K. There is a huge difference in quality in presleeved cables and ones you do yourself. They use a 1x1 weave versus a 3x3 weave of higher quality sleeving. Also little to no heatshrink versus 2 inches. But is is also a lot of work to sleeve a power supply properly. Expect to spend 20-30 hours at the minimum to do the entire system.

hero1 June 18, 2013 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Dzzope (Post 715453)
Corsair have the AX960.. so close to 1000 it makes no difference.

I believe you mean AX 860i and that is good PSU. I will not get it because my current one is just a notch below that one.

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Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict (Post 715454)
I'd recommend the SeaSonic Platinum 1000

I definitely like Seasonic stuff who also happen to make Corsair PSUs. And yes the 1000 Platinum is what I am aiming for.

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Originally Posted by krajee (Post 715459)
If you have never sleeved before, I'd recommend AGAINST sleeving an entire power supply unless you are willing to put many hours of work into it.

Ok. Point dully noted. I will look to buy some pre-sleeved cables so long that they don't cost more than my PSU.

hero1 June 18, 2013 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Masteroderus (Post 715471)
I like the corsair sleeving better than the straight up seasonic (even though some models are seasonics :haha:). They're individually sleeved. Go with the AX1200i, it'll (properly) do up to 3 way sli/xfire.

If you're doing SLI I would recommend going overkill on the PSU so that it runs cool. When you push a PSU it's simple: the fan gets turned on/up more. And the sleeving doesn't have the annoying multicolour look at the terminals.

But if you don't care about the multicolour terminals go with the seasonic, they're bulletproof!

I am considering just 1000W since I will never go 3-SLI. And no, I don't case for if it's multicoloured or not as long as it performs and lasts a long time.

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Originally Posted by Dzzope (Post 715473)
He's only gonna pull 600w~ at full load with that rig inc a second GPU.. 1200w is a bit pointless unless you are considering tri-sli
1000w will do tri-sli but for the reasons above I would aim higher but for dual-cards then 850 - 1000w is perfect.

Looking at the AX 860 myself for dual 780's on an i7 950, which sucks allot more power than your 3570k.


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Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 715561)
650W is easily enough for GTX780 SLI + 3930K. There is a huge difference in quality in presleeved cables and ones you do yourself. They use a 1x1 weave versus a 3x3 weave of higher quality sleeving. Also little to no heatshrink versus 2 inches. But is is also a lot of work to sleeve a power supply properly. Expect to spend 20-30 hours at the minimum to do the entire system.

Actually, overclocking everything causes a system to pull a lot of power. I will post some reviews later that showed how much power a 3930/3960 with 2-way SLI pulls. Close to 800 watts. So I like pushing my stuff harder, meaning a better PSU around 1000 Watts is needed when I step up to Extreme platform.

I can put the hrs but I am not sure what the costs are and how much stuff to order. So I will look around for stuff that are pre-sleeved. I would love to put time behind sleeving but maybe in December. Do you know any shop other than Dazmode and modDIY | PC Modding, Case Mods, Modular Cables, PC Mod Supplies I would like a black and red colour patern to go with my system colours.:punk:

lowfat June 18, 2013 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by hero1 (Post 715600)

Actually, overclocking everything causes a system to pull a lot of power. I will post some reviews later that showed how much power a 3930/3960 with 2-way SLI pulls. Close to 800 watts. So I like pushing my stuff harder, meaning a better PSU around 1000 Watts is needed when I step up to Extreme platform.

I can put the hrs but I am not sure what the costs are and how much stuff to order. So I will look around for stuff that are pre-sleeved. I would love to put time behind sleeving but maybe in December. Do you know any shop other than Dazmode and modDIY | PC Modding, Case Mods, Modular Cables, PC Mod Supplies I would like a black and red colour patern to go with my system colours.:punk:

With my CPU @ 4.6GHz and both cards @ 1150MHz my system is pulling under 650W from the wall when with everything under full load. Assuming 90% PSU efficiency that is about 585W of DC power.

You really don't need huge hoking power supplies anymore.


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