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Is 1200 Watts corsair enough

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May 2, 2014 12:24:10 PM

Dear users hi

Following are the specs of my new super gaming system :) 

1. Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X OC 3072MB GDDR5 Graphic Card
2. ASrock Z87 4 way SLI
3. I3 or I 5 depending upon motherboard
4. Memory: 8GB to 16 GB RAM

PSU:Not sure yet, I have corsair 1200 Wats in my mind . what do u think guys will it work ??

Please advise as i a am a little not sure about it

Regards
Sheikhaji

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May 2, 2014 12:28:19 PM

It will work but 1200w is overkill, you don't need anything close to that, a 300-400w for you is plenty.
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May 2, 2014 12:29:21 PM

Yeah 1200 watt is for 2-3 way sli or crossfire configs
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May 2, 2014 12:30:54 PM

Dear thanks for the advise but i would like to add one more thing i am using 4 of these graphic cards in my system
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May 2, 2014 12:31:42 PM

Then 1200W is adequate, still plenty.
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May 2, 2014 12:32:30 PM

Is this a bit coin mining rig?
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May 2, 2014 12:33:18 PM

Lite coin mining Fireo40
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May 2, 2014 12:36:20 PM

any recommendation for regarding cooling of this machine . ??
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May 2, 2014 12:57:06 PM

Well I recommend getting a couple of extra fans to be top mounted (depending on the case and amount of fans already included) and for a cpu cooler either a Cooler master 212 Evo or a Dark rock 2 if you want performance and quiet. also try and keep your room cool enough, just so the intake air is actually going to cool the PC.
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May 2, 2014 1:08:44 PM

cooling is really an issue cuz its summer in Pakistan and its pretty hot my average room temperature is around 27 degrees .
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May 2, 2014 1:13:02 PM

That's fine, as long as the intake is cooler than the out take then you are fine, I recommend just keeping it away from direct sunlight. What case are you using?
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May 2, 2014 1:16:13 PM

no case . running a bit low on budget . it will be an open setup for the time being .
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May 2, 2014 1:29:04 PM

Well make sure to clean it from dust and static, since it will be open then cooling wont be too much of a problem as long as it's clean, like I said try to keep it away from direct sunlight.
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