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December 14, 2013 11:54:56 AM

So here I have everything that is going into my new machine, but I wanted help picking the right case so everything specially the water cooling system will fit in the case.

Machine Includes:
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme4
PSU: Cool Master 1200 W
CPU: AMD FX 8120
Memory: G.Skill 2 x 4GB
GUI: 3 (ASUS Radeon R9 290 )
Water Cooling:
1 x 240 rad - didn't decide which rad yet, help i
1 x 360 rad Alphacool UT60s
(I am still deciding which rads to get, anyone know any good ones beside Alphacool UT60s?)
- Also i am getting a pump, reservoir and between 6 (6 x 120 in push) and 10 fans (5 x 120 in push pull)
- three water blocks for the 3 (290s)

Question are:
Is the PSU supply enough to get this project running smoothly?
What cases will help make this a successful project? Any suggestions will be great!

Thanks,
Navi S
December 14, 2013 2:08:18 PM

Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, and Seasonic make much better PSUs. I had a CM Power supply and it failed two months in, corrupting my motherboard BIOS and essentially wrecking my computer. NEVER skimp on your PSU. I recommend a Corsair AX 1200 or AX 1200i for the PSU. For the case, I recommend a Corsair 750D or a Air 540.
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December 14, 2013 3:36:33 PM

Nuclear101 said:
Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, and Seasonic make much better PSUs. I had a CM Power supply and it failed two months in, corrupting my motherboard BIOS and essentially wrecking my computer. NEVER skimp on your PSU. I recommend a Corsair AX 1200 or AX 1200i for the PSU. For the case, I recommend a Corsair 750D or a Air 540.


Great, I appreciate the feedback. I am not going to go forth with the CM PSU then. Does it matter if the PSU is crossfire ready or no? Because AX 1200i is crossfire ready, but the Corsair AX 1200 is not.

Plus, do you think 1200w is enough to run this unit?
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December 14, 2013 4:27:54 PM

nsingh9 said:
Nuclear101 said:
Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, and Seasonic make much better PSUs. I had a CM Power supply and it failed two months in, corrupting my motherboard BIOS and essentially wrecking my computer. NEVER skimp on your PSU. I recommend a Corsair AX 1200 or AX 1200i for the PSU. For the case, I recommend a Corsair 750D or a Air 540.


Great, I appreciate the feedback. I am not going to go forth with the CM PSU then. Does it matter if the PSU is crossfire ready or no? Because AX 1200i is crossfire ready, but the Corsair AX 1200 is not.

Plus, do you think 1200w is enough to run this unit?


I recommend being crossfireX or SLI ready to prevent any issues from coming up. 1200 Watt should be more than enough to run and overclock everything :) 
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December 14, 2013 5:01:12 PM

What is the purpose of this pc?

For gaming i would say to lose the third r9 290 and buy a better motherboard and cpu instead.
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December 14, 2013 5:52:25 PM

Vic 40 said:
What is the purpose of this pc?

For gaming i would say to lose the third r9 290 and buy a better motherboard and cpu instead.


I am using this for mining litecoin, do you think its good for that purpose?
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December 14, 2013 10:13:32 PM

nsingh9 said:
Vic 40 said:
What is the purpose of this pc?

For gaming i would say to lose the third r9 290 and buy a better motherboard and cpu instead.


I am using this for mining litecoin, do you think its good for that purpose?


0.0 I'm sorry to say this, but being honest, it is going to cost more in electrical bills than what you can make. I suggest litecoin mining for the slimmest chance of profit. For profitability, use this calculator: http://mining.thegenesisblock.com/ and plug in the most recent data.
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