I plan on using it on a system I'm building. It will consist of an AMD Opty 165, WD 250GB SATA 3.0 HDD 7200RPM, 7900GT video card, AN832 SLi Deluxe MB with heat pipe, 2GB Corsair XMS RAM and two Lite On optical drives, one being a dual layer burner in a Thermaltake Armor Series case. I may later upgrade to another identical video card and hard drive in a RAID setup(?) and add a Zalman 9500 LED fan to O/C if I choose to go that route. I know this is a mouthful but I just want to make sure it will run the system without ANY stability issues. Also, critique the system and if you'd like, leave recommendations. I will game and do ripping/burning my dvd collection with this setup.
The OCZ design is far superior, imho:
those pots belong at the rear panel,
because there is no need to change
them often (only once, actually).
It depends. Adding new components with significant load can cause voltages to vary. So can changes in the ambient air temp. Still, I agree in general - these are not voltages that require regular tweakage.
The 7900 GT is the first in Nvidia's series of graphics ships based on their new 90nm technology resulting in a die that is only 196 sqmm. By comparison the ATI X1800XL (which is the closest competitor to the 7900 GT) - I'd go for the 7900GT.
the enermax liberty 620 will do, but dont u think its a little too much for ur system. id say u need like a 480watt antec truepower. but for sli id go fr the powerstream 520 by ocz. wow that one has modular cables, and its peak is more than 600 watts!!!!
ATI's new AVIVO tech in their cards has a serious impact on reducing encoding/decoding times. You should take a serious look at their cards. X1900GTO/XL are supposed to be out in April and it appears that ATi is squashing their paper launches. I would say it is worth the research and maybe a little wait...your decision.