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Is a CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 enough to power my build?

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January 31, 2014 2:21:32 PM

Would like to ensure I still have some wiggle room for upgrade components in the future w/out upgrading PS. I will be overclocking this system obviously as well.

My components consist of the following:

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

*2x* *Dual* *TWO* - ASUS ROG MARS760-4GD5 GeForce GTX 760x2 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE1T0BW 2.5" 1TB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory

Western Digital RE WD3000FYYZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive

Cooler Master Nepton 280L – All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 280mm Radiator and 2 JetFlo Fans

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port

Cooler Master Cosmos II - Ultra Tower Computer Case


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January 31, 2014 2:23:33 PM

Yes its more than enough with headroom for a good OC.
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January 31, 2014 2:30:07 PM

Personally, to me two of the Mars cards is a waste since they each only address 2GB of VRAM.
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January 31, 2014 2:43:14 PM

chugot9218 said:
Personally, to me two of the Mars cards is a waste since they each only address 2GB of VRAM.


Chug what would you recommend?
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January 31, 2014 3:31:18 PM

If you wanted, you could go up to the 780TI which would be a better solution, and you can add a 2nd one in the future when you need it. The performance of the MARS is supposed to be on par with the 780ti, but the ti has more VRAM. Single card solutions tend to be better than a dual card solution.
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January 31, 2014 3:52:15 PM

Since Guru3d only estimates the TDP of that card to be 300W you will have quite a lot of head room with the current setup likely only drawing about 800W.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_7...

The AX 1200 is a fantastic PSU, all of the Flextronic built units i have seen reviewed have done phenomenally, the AX1200 and AXi1200 both have some of the best voltage stability and ripple suppression out there, for a system like listed above, the AX series is the perfect one for the job.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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