Is there anything wrong with getting a crazy overkill PSU now that can last a few builds? Do they really upgrade that often?
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Perhaps the man just wants the sleeved cables really badly?
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Did some work with the cable management from my last post http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...1#post17999459 to make the inside a bit tidier, also got a shot of behind the back panel ^^ (bit untidy with the chains of SATA power connectors and four pins)
Overkill on PSU, what Marest and others said.
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Every little detail needs.... its own cable tie. <3
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As of the 6xx / 7xxx series graphics card, the power consumption has dropped significantly.
GTX 580 tri-sli = 736 Watt
GTX 680 tri-sli = 509 Watt
The large 1200Watt and even the 1KW power supplies are simply no longer needed by the average builder. And if you build something that requires 1KW+, trust me, you will know if you need it or not.
So save yourself the money, buy a PSU with a lower wattage rating, i would even dare to say that 500W is enough for a single card setup. I ran my 470 (which require more power than any single card setup from the 28NM generation) on a 500W PSU with the i5-2500k, 3 HDDs and 2 RAM modules.
Look at this:
Perfectly viable for all setups with only 1 graphics card from the 600/7000 series of GPUs.
Last edited by kailtas; 2012-08-20 at 05:07 PM.
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Bought it about 2years ago, made a few tweaks here and there but nothing major has changed.
Still manages to run like a champ. Also painted a few items to make them match the case.
CPU; Core i5-760 Lynnfield @ 3.33GHz
CPU-Cooler; BeQuiet Dark Rock Advanced C1
Memory; 8GB OCZ DDR3-1333
Motherboard; MSI P55-GD80
Graphic Card(s); 2x MSI GTX460 Hawk
Case: Cooler Master CM690 Advanced II Nvidia Edition
Fans; mix of apollish green/yateloon and cm fans.
HDD; Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
SSD: OCZ Vertex Extended 2 60GB
PSU: BeQuiet E8 580W
Monitor#1: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM Black
Monitor#2: Samsung T220
Mouse: Trusty old Logitech G5 (seriously, i wonder if it's built to survive a nuclear war xD)
Keyboard: Simple Microsoft Wired 600, took this because of the flat keys.
Headphones: ASUS Vulcan ANC
Note; not all pictures were made at the same time, some hardware me be different at certain times
Get a mid-range PSU now, and let it last you several builds instead. 650w and it can last you until the fan stops, basically. There will be nothing that comes out that you can't run off of it. Even 650w will be overkill for anything with "just one GPU", and has been for several years. This will not change.
And nice pictures, Majesticii.
Technically, even if the fan doesn't spin an awful lot of PSUs are perfectly fine. An AX 650 is probably not going to spin up before around the 475w mark or something...
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Aaaaaaaaand my Razer Deathadder is doubleclicking. Durp. Guess it's back to my good ol' RAT.
GR-Tek in Sydney did the awesome job of putting this rig together, I'm not going to pretend for a second that I could have done it myself, I was blown away by the build quality and time frame in which it arrived.
I'm using it for gaming (obviously) but also for video editing and from what I've thrown at it in the past week it is yet to break a sweat or even make any real noise. Tests I've been giving it are things like running Skyrim maxed out with high res texture mods at 2560x1440 and adding and manipulating effects in real time with 1080p video in Adobe Premiere Pro without needing to render footage whatsoever! (Anyone who has spent hours at 3am rendering footage while reading a book will understand how excited this makes me).
Case: NZXT Phantom Full Tower Black
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Heavy Duty Low Noise 800W
Motherboard: ASRock Asus Z77 Extreme 4
CPU: Intel i7 3770k 8 core 3.5Ghz overclocked to 4.4Ghz
CPU Cooling: Corsair H80 Water Cooling
GPU: Palit nVidia Geforce GTX 680 2GB
Optical: LG Bluray Burner
Hard Drive: 240GB OCZ Agility SATAIII SSD + 2 x 2 TB Seagate SATAIII HDD
RAM: 32GB 1600 Mhz DDR 3 G.Skill
Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2711 27" @ 2560x1440
Keys: Razer Black Widow Mechanical
Mouse: Steel Series WoW MMO gaming mouse (2 years on, yet to have anything go wrong!)
Last edited by Mouzon; 2012-11-04 at 10:18 PM.
Nice setup mate! And nice pictures too. Liking the Dell U2711?
I would've personally swapped the PSU out for something else, a Seasonic X perhaps (the fanless 460W anyone?).
Oh, and I was going to go downtown for some stuff when a package of mine arrived...
CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX