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How much power for this server build?

Hey all

My roommate is putting together this server for his office and was asking me how much power he would need to run it.

MOBO: ASUS Z97-A
CPU: Intel i7-4770
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance ~1600mHz, CL9 or CL10

Since it will just be running virtual machines all day, and hosting a development environment, there's no need for a GPU, which lightens the load. It will however be running three disks in a RAID 5 array and 5 or 6 fans 24 hours a day non-stop. He guess about 550W, i said go with 750W to be safe (it's the complany's money, anyway, but no point in blowing budgets).

Can anyone recommend a wattage and unit that will be reliable and fitting for the job? Thanks!
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    Hello,

    In this case is not about how much power the PSU can supply, but mostly about the reliability and the efficiency of the PSU. I recommend something from the Gold or Platinum series; a good start can be this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151104

    Or this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438017
  2. Cristi72 said:
    Hello,

    In this case is not about how much power the PSU can supply, but mostly about the reliability and the efficiency of the PSU. I recommend something from the Gold or Platinum series; a good start can be this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151104

    Or this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438017


    I agree that reliability is of the utmost importance. I noticed one of those is 750W - can I go ahead and recommend that as a wattage to him? I cant seem to find a specification from ASUS or Intel regarding minimum power requirements, but with those fans on full blast 24/7, something with power seems preferable for longevity's sake, no?
  3. strongflower said:


    I agree that reliability is of the utmost importance. I noticed one of those is 750W - can I go ahead and recommend that as a wattage to him? I cant seem to find a specification from ASUS or Intel regarding minimum power requirements, but with those fans on full blast 24/7, something with power seems preferable for longevity's sake, no?


    Exactly. And the 10-year warranty ;)
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